Friday February 28, 2020

Standing up to the tyrannical Sisters of Mercy

{ "b" : "Childhood Interrupted Growing up under the cruel regime of the Sisters of Mercy," , "i" : "by Kathleen O'Malley Virgo, €16.05"}

3rd September, 2005

I f conditions in religious run institutions in 20th century Ireland were a badly kept secret, they were only a secret because of people's determination not to know, summed up by the late Brian Lenihan's comment when forced to visit Artane as a young minister: “Get me the fuck out of here'‘.

Even in 1986 when Mavis Arnold and Heather Laskey began to unveil that terrible world in Children of the Poor Clares,...

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