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Last Spring, as a commission of inquiry looked into the Mother and Baby Home in Tuam 2, I found myself avoiding the media reports. I was torn between being horrified and heartbroken and I was sure that I could not take any more details. It seemed sensible to avoid reading every article, to evade Joe Duffy’s guests on the radio as they spoke of their pain, and to simply not discuss that which I wasn’t personally involved in or able to change. I was exhausted, and I stepped back.

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