Referendum allows us to tackle a legacy of failure – News Debate | Opinion & Discussion |The Irish Times – Tue, Oct 16, 2012

Referendum allows us to tackle a legacy of failure – News Debate | Opinion & Discussion |The Irish Times – Tue, Oct 16, 2012: “NOT ALL Irish children have been well served by this country. In fact, so pervasive and awful was the mistreatment of some of our vulnerable citizens, that we have become somewhat immune to mention of it. Nationally we have become so emotionally calloused by the reports of suffering and abuse and neglect that many of us are no longer shocked by revelations that should rock us to our core.
We have become used to horror. We have come to accept as reality that which should be nightmare. We know some Irish children were repeatedly raped by those meant to be caring for them. We know some Irish children were deserted and abandoned by those on whom they depended. We know Irish children were starved and tortured by those closest to them. The thing we sometimes forget is that not all of these horrors are relegated to the distant past.”?

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