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Harrowing reading of stolen childhoods
on 12 January 2000
Suffer the Little Children: Very well researched with numerous personal accounts from former inmates of the Irish industrial school system. This book shows the startling level of physical and sexual abuse, starvation and neglect suffered by Irish children at the hands of the Catholic Church and the lack of protection offered by the government. Persuasive excuses offered by the system are carefully examined, one-by-one and are, through extensive research, exposed as misconceptions and myths. Well worth reading especially for those interested in Irish affairs, human rights or both.