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    The discovery of almost 800 children’s bodies in the grounds of a mother and baby home in Tuam has reopened the pain of the many instances of institutional abuse in our past. But a new question has emerged alongside this story – is there a wider blame to be laid outside of the religious institutions and at the foot of Irish society itself? Sean was joined in studio by Diarmaid Ferriter, UCD Professor and historian, and by Fr Vincent Twomey, Divine Word Missionary Priest, author and theologian.
    8 June 2014

    8 June 2014

    Bringing the past to life: this week's offerings: Mother and baby homes Historian, Ann Matthews who has reserached this area discusses the origins of mother and baby homes with UCD historian, Diarmaid Ferriter, an expert on the social history of this period. The Cruelty Man Sarah-Anne Buckley on the early days of child protection here Nelson's Arch Robert Salter Townsend on origins and demise of Nelson's Arch in Castletownshend, Co. Cork RMS Tayleur James Keating tells the story of the Victorian Titanic

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