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    Idealism, Nationalism and the Betrayal of Irish Children

    Ring, Sinéad (2015) Idealism, Nationalism and the Betrayal of Irish Children. White Paper. Human Rights in Ireland, Dublin.

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    My job is to research historical child sexual abuse in Ireland. It’s a job that can be heartbreaking, frustrating, and (still, after eight years) shocking. I think these feelings are shared by the Irish public, who are still reeling from decades of official reports and scandals about the widespread scale of child sexual abuse over years. People feel angry and confused. How did the abuse happen? Why didn’t victims come forward sooner? Why – how- were so many men allowed to continue raping children for so long? These are questions I seek to explore in my research, but the answers are slow to emerge from the mists of time and pain.

    Item Type: Monograph (White Paper)
    Keywords: child abuse; nationalism;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 15311
    Depositing User: Sinead Ring
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2022 10:57
    Publisher: Human Rights in Ireland
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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