this adds another piece to the jigsaw we explored in other posts
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The Bon Secours sisters have donated what the Irish TV station RTÉ describes as
“a small sum” to the children’s graveyard committee.
Father Fintan Monaghan, secretary of the Tuam archediocese, says:
“I suppose we can’t really judge the past from our point of view, from our lens. All we can do is mark it appropriately and make sure there is a suitable place here where people can come and remember the babies that died.”
My brushes with officialdom on the subject of this scandal in the last 48 hours suggest that many still feel there is little or no evidence to support the claims the Bon Secours nuns buried 796 infants and children in a disused septic tank.
This is wishful thinking. Although the evidence falls far short of what would be required in court it indisputably makes the case for a Garda or state investigation.
1) The testimony of Frannie Hopkins
Seen here standing on the site of the burials Frannie and his friend Barry Sweeney uncovered the grave in 1975. This is his testimony. He is credible, has no reason to lie and is supported by other eye witnesses. It suffices to say his evidence proves there are bodies there. But how many and belonging to who?
2) Births, Deaths and Marriages own records.
Asked to retrieve records like the death certificate…
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