Radio review: Questioning Official Ireland’s take on a dark past

The Mother and Baby Homes Report came in for considerable criticism on the airwaves last week

The investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes was leaked to the press before the survivors were able to see it

Last Sunday, survivors of one of the darkest chapters in Irish history awoke to read details of their past on the pages of the Sunday Independent. The newspaper ran a detailed story based on the leaked report from the Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes, which was scheduled for release on Tuesday.

Reviewing the headlines for the newspaper review slot on The Brendan O’Connor Show (RTE Radio 1, weekends, 11am-1pm), the host ...