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Silence is deafening
over babies scandal
Irish Examiner Letters, Tuesday, October 11, 2011
THE revelations on the Prime Time programme on RTÉ last week concerning
the testing of multiple vaccinations on babies in mother and child homes
in the 50s and 60s were shocking to the core.
Towards the end of the programme it was also revealed that over 400
babies who died were dissected in Irish universities without the consent
of birth parents.
A feeling of nausea welled up within me as I thought I had heard it all
after the publication of various reports concerning the outrageous abuse
of children over the last twenty years.
In my innocence I expected all national newspapers to follow up on this
The Irish Examiner were the exception — you gave it front page
In my opinion, Irish society, reflected by the lack of coverage by the
print media, is not overly upset by what went on little over 40 years
People of Ireland — the silence is deafening.
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|“In all of us there
is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are
and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there
is a hollow yearning . . . and the most disquieting
Alex Haley, Author of Roots