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.