Diarmaid Ferriter: Nuns’ side of story needs to be heard

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Silence and selective recounting of history reinforces caricature of ‘bad nuns’

  • Diarmaid Ferriter
  • The Irish Times

Just what is the nuns’ story?

That is a question I’ve often pondered when absorbing the revelations of recent years about Ireland’s reliance on institutions, the things that went on within them and the social, economic and cultural currents that…

There has been much testimony from survivors of abuse and numerous declarations of sorrow from politicians reacting to the publication of the reports of various State-initiated inquiries.

While some religious…

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