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800 Dead Babies In Tuam
 
# 1 : Tuesday 27-5-2014 @ 22:18
 
 
Why are the 800 dead babies found in Tuam not getting the headlines they deserve? It is bonkers that people care more about where Kim and Kanye are hiding out than why these babies buried between the 1920s and 1960s remained unmarked for so long.

http://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/cahirodoherty/Mass-grave-of-u etc ...

Why do you think there is so much apathy on this topic?
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# 2 : Tuesday 27-5-2014 @ 22:25
 
 
No one cared at the time - doubt many care now
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# 3 : Tuesday 27-5-2014 @ 22:32
 
 
Sadly I think you're right Flamey
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# 4 : Tuesday 27-5-2014 @ 22:36
 
 
How did they die, what can we do for the dead?
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# 5 : Wednesday 28-5-2014 @ 14:07
 
 
Having grown up locally and being chilled with the tales, this isn't at all forgotten - people know its there, people sometimes leave flowers and little tokens, it hasn't being forgotten - just ignored.

Sadly too local knowledge has the count at a much higher number. What'd being found is only the records of their name and not the knowledge that they were always there - the time to do something is long overdue, hopefully this will push the powers that be into action.
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# 6 : Wednesday 28-5-2014 @ 14:55
 
 
I don't think people are apathetic toward it. Certainly my social media is full of it today.

But I do think that people aren't as upset as they would have been at one time. The sad thing is that, as terrible as the story is, it's not shocking. It's another crime in the list of evils perpetrated by religious orders in this country. Another crime that will go unpunished.
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# 7 : Wednesday 28-5-2014 @ 15:50
 
 
Where is the crime here? Very sad but unmarked graves can hardly be called "an evil".
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# 8 : Wednesday 28-5-2014 @ 15:52
 
 
Ah religion. Pro-life.
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# 9 : Wednesday 28-5-2014 @ 15:59
 
 
Someone said :
Where is the crime here? Very sad but unmarked graves can hardly be called "an evil".

I think the crime is that these children weren't properly looked after so their mortality rate was 4 times that of children growing up in normal homes.

Like Ziggy points out, I can't understand any religious person pushing a pro life agenda who then has no interest in a child's well being once it is born. And that is still relevant today, Breda O'Brien may write a pro-life article one week, but is she writing articles about providing free primary care for children or defending child benefit payments from cuts?

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# 10 : Wednesday 28-5-2014 @ 16:09
 
 
More pro-birth than pro-life.
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# 11 : Wednesday 28-5-2014 @ 16:24
 
 
As somebody pointed out earlier, David Quinn - who's usually quick to comment on religious matters - hasn't said a word about this atrocity.
http://www.truthdig.com/images/made/images/cartoonuploads/protect etc ...
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# 12 : Wednesday 28-5-2014 @ 17:04
 
 
Someone said :
Ah religion. Pro-life.

Hypocrites, more like and protected by law!
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# 13 : Wednesday 28-5-2014 @ 20:55
 
 
Someone said :
Having grown up locally and being chilled with the tales, this isn't at all forgotten - people know its there, people sometimes leave flowers and little tokens, it hasn't being forgotten - just ignored.

Glad to hear that.
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# 14 : Thursday 29-5-2014 @ 00:06
 
 
I'm from that area too and when I was growing up there, I don't remember anyone even mentioning the grave site, although they did talk about the "home" that used to be there.

But even in the 1980s, care conditions and standards were appalling. I remember visiting an old folk's home outside Tuam in the mid-eighties and the elderly people there were accommodated in disused stables. We were horrified.

Even in those times, there was a huge stigma associated with unmarried mothers. And god help any poor girl who had to "take the boat". My mother used to befriend unmarried mothers and have them around for tea because she felt people treated them like outcasts, and she was right, they were treated as outcasts. People were terribly mean-spirited and backward.

The Tuam babies story is in the news because a local historian did all the work of identifying death certs and accounting for where the remains were, and they only place the dead children seemed to have been buried was in this field, covered over with a concrete slab. A proper excavation of the remains is the first step needed, I think. And then a memorial accompanied by lots more research, so that the true story of the children of Tuam's "home" can be told.
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# 15 : Thursday 29-5-2014 @ 01:45
 
 
welcome to ireland this has been going on for yrs it is up to people of our country to take a stand and dont be listening to the voice of authority and tell us this didnt happen. god i listen to them pricks looking for my vote but between them all there is not 1 of them will say this happened tow the party line,im probably talking shite now too much vino i am not taking the side of the catholic church but the people of this land voted for the govt of the day so dont blame the catholic church for everything the govt off the day were giving power but they handed there responibility to the CC its just like today vote for labour and join the labour que

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