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Former Irish PM Ahern on leaving the EU: ‘We’re mad, but we’re not that mad’

Former Irish PM Ahern on leaving the EU: ‘We’re mad, but we’re not that mad’ | Upsetment | Scoop.it
‘Thankfully there is no support for that act of insanity.’
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An interesting sidebar to Brexit. Exactly how will it impact the border between Ireland and the North? Will it resurrect divisions that had started to heal, divisions that will again separate families? Hopefully, the Irish and British governments will figure out a way around the issues even if that means closing their eyes to a certain amount of irregularities. In the land of poteet and song, I hope there can be enough good humor to make it work. 
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Adopted children fight Irish state secrecy to find parents

Adopted children fight Irish state secrecy to find parents | Upsetment | Scoop.it
By Carmel Crimmins and Padraic Halpin OMAGH, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Catherine Droogan turns 40 this year. Adopted at four weeks from a convent in eastern Ireland, Droogan doesn't know who her parents were or where she was born. Lying on her kitchen table in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh is a one-page document that the state has given her about her parents, containing what's known as "non-identifying information". It took her a year to get from Ireland's health service and tells her that her father was a blue-eyed factory worker in his early 20s, and her mother was a catering assistant who liked to read and dance.
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So much evil has been done in the name of Jesus, you would think the Catholic Church would cringe in shame. Nowhere was that evil worse than in Ireland. St. Patrick didn't drive the snakes out, he brought them in wearing the robes of clerics.

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Mass grave of up to 800 children found underground at a former home for unmarried mothers and their babies in Ireland

Mass grave of up to 800 children found underground at a former home for unmarried mothers and their babies in Ireland | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A "significant" quantity of human remains has been discovered in "underground chambers" at a former home for unmarried mothers and their babies in Ireland.
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I can only weep for the young women whose babies these were. Many of them are still alive and perhaps still embarrassed to speak out. Some, perhaps believed that their children had been placed for adoption. One big question is what were the causes of death. I can't imagine it was disease for all of them. So were these kids murdered? Starved to death? Was there something poisonous in the environment—the least damning possibility? Were I in Ireland, I would want this question answered not just a few of the children autopsied but enough to give a clear picture. And, I would want those children buried properly, not left as mass victims, just as I would, were I able to do so, have the victims of other mass burials reburied in a way that the world can not forget them. I can only hope that every person who preaches the Right to Life, will recognize that post baptismal infanticide is not the same as valuing life. Those mothers were forced to bear those children (and to bear them in disgrace), but nobody gave a fig for the kids. In my view, that's a far greater sin than abortion. Care to share your opinion?
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