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Adrienne Corless: 'It looks like the consultation facilitators dug deep to find resistance to full excavation'

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11.07.2018

LAST FRIDAY, THE Department of Children and Youth Affairs published the report of a consultation process on the courses of action available to the government in relation to the site of the former Mother and Baby Home at Tuam.

At best, this report is, as my mother, Catherine Corless, calls it, “fluff”. It is also a sinister and elaborate exercise in amplifying a line of dissent. The whole idea of this consultation was an insult from the start, and its process and findings are a sham.

Ironically, that word “sham” is slang for a person from Tuam, the very people this report purports to speak for. But it doesn’t. Locals are not so polarised as this report insists.

Facilitators dug deep

It looks like the consultation facilitators dug deep to find resistance to full excavation, which they seemed to think would be from people closest the site.

In the consultation process, the........

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