In recent weeks, an art installation in Temple Bar at Exchange Street made a re-appearance. Where once pages of the Ryan Report were pasted onto the hoardings, it was pages from the Cloyne Report which were pasted up recently, with the haunting words ‘CHILD RAPE’ pasted above the report.
Unsurprisingly, someone took a disliking to the piece, and it appears many of the pages have been scraped from the hoardings. On more than one occasion I have seen individuals scraping pages from the piece. It’s been interesting to watch visitors stop to read from the report, or to see native Dubliners breakdown to tears reading it as I have passing by. It’s powerful stuff.
….the Cloyne Report excavates the dysfunction, disconnection, elitism….the narcissism that dominate the culture of the Vatican to this day.
The rape and torture of children were downplayed or ‘managed’ to uphold instead, the primacy of the institution, its power, standing and ‘reputation’
– Enda Kenny.