Still Trying to Get at the Truth of the Tuam Home Story

The Irish Times has an extensive article today raising doubts about the accounts of 800 infant bodies found in a septic tank of the former Tuam home for unwed mothers and children.Important information, like: ‘I never used that word ‘dumped’,” Catherine Corless, a local historian in Co Galway, tells The Irish Times. “I never said to anyone that 800 bodies were dumped in a septic tank. That did not come from me at any point. They are not my words.” And from one of the people, then a boy, who … [Read more...]

When the Truth Gets in The Way of News

A few days ago, several of us responded to a WAPost article about a home for unwed mother, infants, and small children. We assumed that the WAPost article was accurate, that it had been fact checked. We were wrong.I later updated my post with a link to a post by Caroline Farrow which offered some much needed historicity and clarification.Today, David Quinn has this column the Independent, an Irish newspaper. David's piece adds some important facts and some thoughtful reflections.Fact … [Read more...]