The Irish Gulag: How the State Betrayed its Innocent Children

The Irish Gulag How the State Betrayed its Innocent Children e most important book to be published in Ireland in the past years Irish IndependentThe State s industrial schools were a Gulag or prison system for children The regimes were universally harsh Puni

  • Title: The Irish Gulag: How the State Betrayed its Innocent Children
  • Author: Bruce Arnold
  • ISBN: 9780717146147
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback
  • e most important book to be published in Ireland in the past 10 years Irish IndependentThe State s industrial schools were a Gulag or prison system for children The regimes were universally harsh Punishment was cruel and excessive The children were deprived of proper food, medical, and psychological care They lost their education, working much of their time e most important book to be published in Ireland in the past 10 years Irish IndependentThe State s industrial schools were a Gulag or prison system for children The regimes were universally harsh Punishment was cruel and excessive The children were deprived of proper food, medical, and psychological care They lost their education, working much of their time instead as slave labour They were abused physically, mentally and sexually.In 1999, Bertie Ahern apologised on behalf of the State and set in place a reconciliation procedure, its methods secretive and flawed It did not reconcile This was the final betrayal of thousands of former inmates whose lives had been deeply affected, and in many cases ruined, by what had happened.This is the story of how The Irish Gulag came into existence, how it was exposed, how those who had suffered were paid off, in secret, and were yet denied proper public reconciliation In a series of moves charted in this book, the State s main purpose is shown as self protection, not recompense Carried out in collaboration with the Church, this was at the heart of the betrayal of innocent children e most complete explanation of the system that has shamed us before the world and the society that allowed it all to happen It should be required reading for all citizens Irish Independent a hideous public history written so honestly and courageously by one of Ireland s finest journalistsgs us forward to a truth that will set us free e truth of Arnold s work will send you into shock and anger Mannix Flynn, The Irish Times

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    • This is a truly shocking book about the abuse of young children in the industrial schools of Ireland by members of the religious orders entrusted with the care and education of these unfortunates. Perhaps more shocking, as abuse by Roman Catholic monks, priests and nuns has become sadly common knowledge, is the role of the Irish government in covering up the ineptitude of their managment of the system and their collusion with the Chruch in covering up the abuses of the system. Arnold is an inves [...]


    • Looking at "industrial" "schools" from the perspective of the state's responsibility (in terms of legislation etc.) without a reliance on shocking stories of abuse.


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