The Shame of Ireland

The Shame of Ireland

Well! Well! Well!

I Clicked on a link in an Article not knowing where it was Leading!

It lead to an old article that I had already Read!

It was

Some abuse survivors say Caranua redress scheme isn't working, but it's paid out €5m s (via @thejournal_ie)

I started Reading the Comments and found this!

See the comment from Michelle Ní Dhubhlaíocht on @thejournal_ie:Some abuse survivors say Caranua redress scheme isn’t working, but it’s paid out €5m so far

A copy of which is bellow

Then I remembered this

My early suspicions of Caranua stirred up all kinds of emotions and debate, especially of being a regional ‘chairman’ of a very prominent ‘survivor group’ as well as other positions held. An awful lot of questions needed answering, but I needn’t have worried.

Once I decided to fill in application forms, within a short space of time, I was allocated an Advisor a ‘Mr Patrick Cleary’. Words cannot express my admiration enough for this gentleman’s courtesy, exceptional professional skills, and his unique way for feeling at ease, whilst conversing on the phone. I’ve had the honour of personally meeting Patrick last year, as well as other staff members.

As a suspicious survivor, I can't praise and thank enough all the staff at Caranua for their patience and professionalism, especially my Advisor Patrick Cleary for much appreciated advice and ongoing support, and I’d just like to encourage survivors of institutional abuse who are hesitating in contacting Caranua just to let you know of my personal experience. Have no fear, we are very fortunate to have such a dedicated staff working on our behalf, so contact them as soon as possible, they are awaiting your call to assist you - all of my suspicions have been allayed.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Advisor ‘Mr Patrick Cleary’ and all staff at Caranua the best of luck going forward, for the benefit of survivors. Also special acknowledgement to Mary Higgins, whom I had the honour of meeting when she attended one of our meetings, and got a drilling, but she took it very well.


Pat (Cork)

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I followed the link for Michelle Ní Dhubhlaíocht it lead to a Facebook Page, She lives in Waterford.

I asked on Twitter for an English Translation for her Surname which would be "Dooley"

Who is the Michelle and how can she Speak so Authoritatively on Right Of Place?

Why are Members of Right Of Place more important to Caranua than any other Survivor?

AND are Members of this Site Blacklisted?

Please do NOT have a go at this Lady! We are better than That!

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It would not surprise me if we are indeed blacklisted Rob, there are only two options for the comments by the rop rep, it is a complete lie or they have access to a part of caranua which other survivors dont either way its disturbing.

Shared to Some Media Via Twitter! We need to Know the Truth!

I am Shaking with Temper at the moment!

Please do NOT have a go at this Lady!

We are better than That!

but we need to know the Truth!

This say it all This same Patrick was allocated to me I have never heard from him but when I rang up I was informed he rang my number one and a half years ago I cannot understand why he never tried my email address or sent me a letter when I rang two months ago I was informed he would contact me within a couple of days since then nothing

This her twitter Account Bio

Sinead O'Carroll Verified account

Wannabe figure skater but actual camogie player. Also News Editor at @TheJournal_ie (but tweets are just mine).
Joined October 2010


I spoke to a Patrick also one time and never heard from him again!

I was a member of Right Of Place, which was one of the worst decisions I ever made in my life, they are self centred family orientated group with a lot of problems.

I also dealt with Patrick Cleary in Caranua, who led me up the garden path with a load of lies, I believe he resigned from Caranua, or at least I hope he did, his conscience must have gotten the better of him when I asked him how he sleeps at night.

In general, there are no applications being fast tracked unless there are exceptional circumstances (think of life or death) and at the discretion of the CEO. I do know that Survivors of advanced years 70 and over understandably have been assessed as a priority (perhaps that could qualify as fast tracking?). I think early applicants had a whale of a time and their wish list was granted and very quickly. However, as the number of applicants increased significantly during 2015 this quick turn around changed dramatically so much so that the average waiting time for an Advisor is 6 months and there us a limit of £12k per applicant.:(

I was one of the first to apply, i was homeless at the time, refused all help, to me its not about fast track / slow track its about being ripped off, lied to, degraded its about justice. Someone has to answer for it, people banking my compensation money and refusing me any help other than some ego driven notion. I have been through 4 advisors same old shit with everyone of them.

And also life or death does not mean shit to them, they let a young survivor fucking die in the hospital with out ever trying to help him, 

That is shocking Michael! Did you appeal to the independent appeals officer? Or your local TD? Your situation cannot be allowed to remain unsatisfied..



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