The Shame of Ireland
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!
about 21 hours ago
David Dineen: In 2002, his childhood abuse was recognised at the Residential Institutions Redress Board. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ProvisionAs 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.”
Michael :- Absolutely
The Truth For A Start Would Be Something!
You Came Across On The Radio Really Good!
Hello Michael: -
It Would Be Good If Survivors In Dublin Could Get Together And Organise And Have Their Say In No Uncertain Terms!
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.