Journal Column: Questions remain unanswered over the Tuam mother-and-baby home

I found this column difficult to write. Actually no, not difficult. The words themselves flowed, in a way they don’t always. I found it hard. I suppose anyone with a heart would find this subject matter upsetting.

It’s a very important story and it isn’t anywhere near over. I’d really appreciate it if you’d take a look.


I think a memorial would be a very fitting tribute to the Tuam Babies – if they were of the past, if they were beyond living memory, if they were long-forgotten ghosts. They are not. They are real children, they are the real brothers and sisters, the real sons and daughters, of real Irish people who are still alive today.

More here.



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