That was when Catholic Church was very powerful that time as they surely influenced politicians. That was the era when I was a child in that school. I didn't understand the concept of good and evil until my teens. I didn't have any religious education but still I was confirmed. Mind boggles. Time went on as I realised that there was some evil inside the church no matter what via religious orders(brothers, nuns) , priests, bishops, cardinals, turning a blind eye nor did they complain. I realised I'm lucky that I came out and survived.. Having seen some evil for few years in a person for instance a nun. Then I transferred to another school cos of age. I haven't seen such depth in evil until I met a priest Fr Fortune at a wedding. Locals said to me, avoid him at all costs. He brought me back to my memory of nun superior. It was deeper evil that time rather than floating on the surface. Evil is getting deeper here and stronger due to church failures with no accountability. That's why ireland turn their backs on them. Then came along Leo varadkar now deputy PM as he is showing hatred of the poor, homeless and downtrodden. He's introduced SSM, abortion, gay friendly laws cos he's lapsed Catholic and gay, introduced abortion vote, gay vote as well. He's not that exactly popular here. Hes allowing evil to take over very fast time frame all within 5 years of him as prime minister at helm. There is no question that top ranking cardinals or bishops or even the popes were evil at some point by abetting and aiding an abuser. One same message came back and resounding all over again was 'mammon' . The vatican is very very interested in money not you or me or anyone else except for a rich businessmam or wealthy benefactor. If I donate money, it won't be the church as I donate to local charity especially homeless, poor and food bank etc. MC Carrick, law of Boston, marciel of legionnaire of christ had millions in the bank as the vatican need them badly rather than firing them for their unprofessional behaviour and conduct, abetting and aiding abusers at the expense of normal ordinary catholics. Ireland will come back.. It might take years but another one similar to padre pio coming here and change it all over again just like st Patrick did.