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28 Nov

Behind High Walls

These horrors were able to happen because of a mindset that was shared by the country’s church, government, and even its general population.

Rape, beatings and humiliation were the childhood experiences for many of the 170,000 boys and girls who were taken into care by the Irish State throughout the 20th Century and placed in residential schools, run by the Catholic Church.

This past summer, after decades of denial their memories were finally acknowledged in a set of reports which have made headlines all over the world.

The Irish journalist, Sinead O’Shea, reports for People & Power.


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