The Shame of Ireland

The Shame of Ireland

I spent 2 years of my life trying to stop the Government setting this up!

Their original Guidelines could have paid for a Scan and an Operation if required!

It was always the responsiveness issue that was my main bug bear about the whole thing!

Survivors in Crisis cannot wait and shouldn't have to go cap in hand to the abusers!

Abuse survivor says scheme to enable victims is ‘disabling people’

David Dineen decided to speak out ‘for other victims of Caranua who do not have a voice’

about 21 hours ago

Kitty Holland

David Dineen: In 2002, his childhood abuse was recognised at the Residential Institutions Redress Board. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

As a child, David Dineen (46) experienced “savage sexual abuse,” and beatings in a Brothers of Charity institution in Cork. He left, aged 15, and spent spells homeless and involved in drugs and crime. He found it difficult to form lasting relationships.

He has spent his adult life recovering from and coming to terms with his childhood.

“And then along came Caranua,” he says. “They caused me so much distress, in the end, last September, I had to pull away from them for my mental health.”

Caranua is the independent body established under the the 2012 Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Act to manage €110 million pledged by religious congregations to enhance survivors’ lives.

In 2002, David’s childhood abuse was recognised at the Residential Institutions Redress Board, and he was made an award of €50,000.

In December 2014, when he lost power in his body, doctors suspected multiple sclerosis. He needed an “urgent brain scan”. Though deteriorating he was told he could be up to 18 months on the public waiting list.

“I’d had physiotherapy, counselling and dental work so they said I had reached my limit. I had to borrow €2,000 to pay for it.”

He was diagnosed with syringomyelia, a condition where a cyst had developed inside his spine, causing extreme pain and loss of power in his legs. As the cyst elongated it began to destroy David’s spinal cord and nervous system, causing incontinence and extreme fatigue.

“I went downhill during 2015. I was hunched over on crutches. . . I needed a wheelchair. The HSE had given me a standard chair but with muscle weakness I couldn’t push it. I was a prisoner at home.

“I got measured for an electric chair, and got a quote of €2,200. I sent it to Caranua and they refused it. Eventually I raised €400 with a GoFundMe campaign and bought this chair. It’s totally unsuitable but it’s better than the crutches.”


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2 Years of being ignored off trying to stop Caranua being set up

Survivors tell of Re-abuse by Caranua

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Jack hopefully something good will come out of all the publicity thats going on.
Think for a minute if it was a private company that had carried out this abuse, they would all be in jail and the government would be guilty of collusion with child abusers, now imagine caranua employing people who worked for that company, recommending that company under another name to victims and sending victims monies to this company, it would be a massive scandal, but we are somehow supposed to swallow this because it's the church.

Michael :- Absolutely

Daniel: -

The Truth For A Start Would Be Something!

I might be on Joe Duffy show today talking to producer there, fingers crossed


  You Came Across On The Radio Really Good! 

Thanks Jack I wish I could of got more time to really take on Higgins I would turn her inside out with facts.

Hello Michael: -

It Would Be Good If Survivors In Dublin Could Get Together And Organise And Have Their Say In No Uncertain Terms!

Jack I'm in Tipperary but what the heck its time to push this gimme a time and place and I'm there bud

Not Saying Dublin Is The Only Place!  :)

i have been trying to get dublin survivers to unite for years and form an alince unite

we the suververs need to join with other groups and become a one joint group and 

unite under one flag because together were stronger . unite against abuse . jfox.



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