Maman Poulet tells me that Vincent Browne is running reconstructions of Micheal Neary’s Fitness to Practice hearings. These are the hearings of the Irish Medical Council, not evidence from the Lourdes Inquiry report.
She quotes a line from Neary, telling women what he had done;
“I took away the cradle and left the playpen”.
I am sick to my stomach even letting it into my mind. Misogyny is wrapped around every word like a snake. It prompts memories of a certain sequence from Alan Moore’s Jack The Ripper book From Hell.