Ireland's Child Care Institutions during the 20th. Century. Fo'T: The most vivid and passionate stories - banished babies, cruel orphanages, old abuses of power - have concerned things that went unnoticed, or at least unarticulated, at the time. News has often had to be redefined, not as the latest sensation but as that which everybody knew all along yet could not say.
Thursday, February 12, 2004
They always seemed like passing through places
But now that I think on it
Look back at the days passed I realise I lived there
And I live Here now
This is my home
With people I care about I know they won't hurt me.
In those Places I lost all perspective
On what was truly love or hate
So I just flowed like a river
From day to day
And tried to guide my direction
So I could arrive somewhere
Why attack ex-detainees? It's obvious why LOVE (and their black-cloaked conductors) is sponsoring this visit. It's to try to make fools and liars of ex-detainees despite the historical evidence.
Are LOVE and this organisation explain to us the findings of the Kennedy Report from 1970, the Department of Health's findings of 1967 on Ferryhouse in Clonmel which called that place a "Social Malaise". This 1967 report was due to the death of a fellow called Bowes who died of meningitis (caused by trauma). Or was all that happened in just Ferryhouse alone just a figment of the imagination?
LOVE's next mission is probably to get posthumous pardon for Brendan Smythe
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