There is silence as the Irish government gears up to rubber stamp a sham inquiry into the treatment of unwed mothers and their infants.
They know it's a sham. We know it's a sham. The U.N. Human Rights Committee has already called it a sham before it's begun. But with days to go - there is silence.
The world's media gathered to witness with horror our private Irish tragedy. They left us to face up to our past. Pity they left. No Irish Government or civil service have ever faced such issues willingly. We know that now - since the media left.
The silence leaves me deeply uncomfortable. I recognize it. It's the same silence which was thick in the air --yet unseen-- down the years. As women were quietly emotionally butchered behind the high walls. It's the same high walls. It's the same silence.
It's the same silence and nothing has changed. We just thought it had. The global media spotlight unknowingly deceived us. But the Government deceived us too:
MOTHER'S ANGUISH AS TUSLA AND FAMILY COURTS FAIL TO PROTECT HER SON FROM IRISH PEDOPHILE by Fintan Dunne
Irish police, family courts and the social services body Tusla all failed to protect the nine-year-old son of a Polish woman who was sexually abused by his Irish father, according to a documentary broadcast on the national Polish television station TVP1. The boy's mother was denied custody and contact despite a doctor's medical evidence confirming that the child's behaviour was consistent with having been sexually abused. Eyewitnesses testimony also confirmed his bizarre behaviours with sexual abuse overtones.
The mother Danuta(*pseudonym) began to be physically and verbally abused after she became pregnant and with alcohol as a prime factor. The case officially began when Danuta fled the family home with her son for the sanctuary of a domestic violence facility.
She was distraught when the child revealed to a family friend and then to her that he was a victim of digi…
"Las Vegas mass shooting suspect, Stephen Paddock did not die until noon on the day following the attack."That's a startlingclaim, but it's seemingly founded on actual autopsy documents.
Don't be misled. Here's the cherry-picked part of the full report:
It's obvious that 1200 hours on the 2nd of October could easily mean midnight of the night before. Admittedly, 1200 hours could also indicate noon of the following day.
Which of those two did the report mean to say? Well, the very next page puts paid to any idea that Paddock had only passed away a few hours before his body arrived to be stored for autopsy four days later on the 6th October.
The coroner records that when the autopsy examination commences, Paddock's refrigerated body has rigor mortis which is beginning to fade.
Had Paddock been deceased only since noon, the speedy refrigeration of hisbody would have significantly slowed the rigor mortis cycle, and it's unlikely rigor would be already fadin…