When theocracy, not democracy, ruled Ireland

When theocracy, not democracy, ruled Ireland

Scandals like the Kerry Babies were rooted in a grim, inward-looking repressive society

If the past is a foreign country, the Kerry Babies case seems from another world at another time. Like a bolt from the blue, a shameful controversy believed to have been safely swept under the carpet explodes just as a historic debate is beginning in Dáil Eireann.

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