The major talking point of the last two weeks has arisen from research done by local historian Catherine Corless into infant deaths at the Mother and Baby home in Tuam, Co Galway between the 1920s and 1960s. What does it tell us about Irish civic society and the disjunction between rhetoric and reality? With a statutory inquiry announced by the Government this week, Fintan O’Toole, Mary Minihan and Sinead O’Shea discuss the most appropriate way to examine and uncover the realities of our recent past and what its implications are for the present.
Hugh also discusses the contents of the Cooke report and the proposed reforms for the civil service with Fiach Kelly.
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