Infant deaths: Tuam is only the beginning

The story of the week is not that a mass grave has been discovered in Tuam, Co Galway.

8th June, 2014
Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea: the prospects for infants who were born into care homes varied widely.

Historian Conor Mulvagh gained access to the archives of the Dublin diocese last week, inspecting for the first time documents which show that the terrible revelations from Tuam are by no means an isolated incident.

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The story of the week is not that a mass grave has been discovered in Tuam, Co Galway. That fact has been known since two young boys, Frannie Hopkins and Barry Sweeney, made the grim discovery in 1975.

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