Friday August 14, 2020

A society of dark secrets

It’s a story that has horrified the world.

8th June, 2014
The children's dining room at Sean Ross Abbey in Co Tipperary: a mother and baby home operated there from 1930 to 1970.

It is not yet known for certain what exactly happened at the Bon Secours home in Tuam. But whatever future investigations reveal, the nuns are not solely to blame, writes Tom McGurk.


It’s a story that has horrified the world. Its coverage has been front page and global: in the New York Times, the Times of India, the Guardian, the Australian and even in Russian and Chinese newspapers. Twenty-four hour television coverage has not been...

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