The portrayal of Brady as a youthful, ignorant school master is a public relations exercise.
Ireland’s post-revolutionary bourgeoisie let itself off the hook.
Whistleblowers are not promoted to cardinals.
We sent out Irishness in flat pack Irish bars to all the world.
Bishop Brennan even attempted the classic Catholic guilt trip.
To date, there have been two referendums on abortion and both were defeated.
Today, Northern Irish politics most closely resembles a twelve thousand-step group therapy session.
As they often are, insufficient funds are responsible for creating this crisis.
The fact is, Northern Ireland is a failed political entity.
The Irish media continues to take the soft option of blaming the Catholic Church, an act which lets the state off the hook.