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Silence of the Irish Lambs

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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: 

- they…