Wednesday June 3, 2020

‘These children were failed by everyone around them’

These damning words from Judge Miriam Reynolds are a savage indictment of the authorities’ behaviour in the Roscommon incest case, writes Aileen O’Meara

24th January, 2009

When Jillian van Turnhout , the chief executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance, came before a Dáil committee last October, she had to counter the arguments of politicians that there were ‘‘no compelling reasons’’ to hold a referendum on children’s rights.

After the events at Roscommon Circuit Court last week, her argument for a constitutional amendment to give children equal rights to their parents was hugely...

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