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Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbie Jun 3. 479 Replies

TO ALL SURVIVORS,As Minister Jan O’Sullivan is new to her job, would it be at all possible that we could band together and ask the Minister to meet with a group of survivors so that we can voice our…Continue

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Caranua survivors fund criticised again

Caranua was set up to run a fund for survivors of institutional abuse GETTY IMAGESMoney owed to survivors of institutional abuse may not have been used for its “intended” purpose because of poor financial control at a state agency for the third year in a row.Caranua was set up in 2014 to…See More
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seanie morrison commented on Barbie's blog post ‘Mistreatment of survivors’ of institutional abuse a ‘greater national shame’
"Blue in the face Barbie, Miss Higgins wants to keep her job and generous paycheck. I am living on my own quite a way from the town of Prince George BC. Canada. I have to do all the chores even with a ruptured spine and shoulder, I take painkillers…"
Jul 10
Barbie commented on Barbie's blog post ‘Mistreatment of survivors’ of institutional abuse a ‘greater national shame’
"Hi Seanie, although some people have had a negative experience dealing with Caranua, you should always give it a try and let them be the one's to tell you yes or no. As the old saying goes if your not in you can't win!  "
Jul 10
seanie morrison commented on Barbie's blog post ‘Mistreatment of survivors’ of institutional abuse a ‘greater national shame’
"I'm 83, ruptured spine. I need help, but am told I cannot get any now, I want to return to Ireland to die, but am I wasting Caranua's time ?. Seanie Morrison."
Jul 9
Barbie commented on Barbie's blog post ‘Mistreatment of survivors’ of institutional abuse a ‘greater national shame’
"Hi David, I sent in my application for everything I needed off them, but I wouldn't sign the new €15,000 limit agreement. I keep getting refused but I keep sending it in and everytime I put on the application that I will not sign or…"
Jun 29
david gleeson commented on Barbie's blog post ‘Mistreatment of survivors’ of institutional abuse a ‘greater national shame’
"i got that new 15k payper work..im on old agreement they  want me to sign up to new 15k cap. im thinking f**k it.it tòo much bother to  try get help off them.. st joseph's industrial school was wer i was too. "
Jun 28
Barbie commented on Barbie's blog post ‘Mistreatment of survivors’ of institutional abuse a ‘greater national shame’
"We all must remember that were dealing with the state that's hand in hand with the religious orders in this Country. These people are there to protect the money of the religious, and the religious are saying who are these nobodies taking our…"
Jun 27
john mc carthy commented on Barbie's blog post ‘Mistreatment of survivors’ of institutional abuse a ‘greater national shame’
"why would mary higgins want to help any of the survivors, all she is interested in is her 80 thousand plus euro per year and restrict survivors to 15.000 only..we were just scroungers as far as she was concerned, her remarks prove that. …"
Jun 26
james penrose commented on Barbie's blog post ‘Mistreatment of survivors’ of institutional abuse a ‘greater national shame’
"Still having to use a P O Box from day one to forward mail, just screams mistrust and defensiveness, Rumour has it Caranua means friend, I am trying to find a friend of mine who uses a box number, all to no avail.Perhaps i am missing out…"
Jun 26
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‘Mistreatment of survivors’ of institutional abuse a ‘greater national shame’

‘Caranua failed. As a former board member I can state this with the utmost truth and confidence’Thu, Jun 21, 2018, 19:22Kitty Holland  Caranua was established in 2012 to manage €110m pledged by religious congregations to enhance survivors’ lives. File photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters The treatment of survivors of institutional abuse was a “greater national shame” than the abuse they suffered as children, an…See More
Jun 24
Barbie replied to Geraldine Jackson's discussion Ellen Veronica ,where are you,
"Every word you have written is so true, many of us couldn't leave the country but put up with the crap from people everyday. The ordinary so called people on the streets their children in school never let us forget where we were, so we should…"
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jack colleton commented on Barbie's blog post Ireland: UN human rights expert calls for national strategy to protect children from sexual violence
"Absolutely Indeed Agreed Pauline. Staff Get Moved On. More Children Are Put At Risk As If By Design. Politicians Need To Be Held To Account Whether In Opposition Or Office. Politics Can No Longer Be The Place To Hide."
Jun 15
pauline jackson commented on Barbie's blog post Ireland: UN human rights expert calls for national strategy to protect children from sexual violence
"The first step is those who know of cases of abuse have someone to confide in. Left alone thay tend to bury thier fears.And the abuse continues.Those who should have acted dident.The government hid thier heads in the sand because thay dident want to…"
Jun 15
jack colleton commented on Barbie's blog post Ireland: UN human rights expert calls for national strategy to protect children from sexual violence
"Government Approved  "Group Leaders" ?"
Jun 15
Barbie commented on Barbie's blog post Ireland: UN human rights expert calls for national strategy to protect children from sexual violence
"That's what i'd like to know too!!!!"
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Caranua survivors fund criticised again

Posted on July 17, 2018 at 15:00 1 Comment

Caranua was set up to run a fund for survivors of institutional abuse GETTY IMAGES

Money owed to survivors of institutional abuse may not have been used for its “intended” purpose because of poor financial control at a state agency for…

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‘Mistreatment of survivors’ of institutional abuse a ‘greater national shame’

Posted on June 24, 2018 at 20:00 8 Comments

‘Caranua failed. As a former board member I can state this with the utmost truth and confidence’

Thu, Jun 21, 2018, 19:22

Kitty Holland 

 

Caranua was established in 2012 to…

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Ireland: UN human rights expert calls for national strategy to protect children from sexual violence

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 21:30 6 Comments

GENEVA (21 May 2018) – Legal advancements in Ireland that aim to put children first should be accompanied by a national strategy to prevent and respond to sexual violence against minors, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio. 

She also called for justice and redress for those who suffered…

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Comment Wall (16 comments)

At 23:13 on September 21, 2014, georgina price said…

Hi Barbara. i do agree with you, but will it happen!!!

At 19:29 on May 21, 2015, Elizabeth Nicholas said…

Hello Barbara,   just to ask how did the meeting go with the minister yesterday,  did you manage to mention caranua.  As you say our money will dry up sooner than later and I'm sure there are lots of us that still need help, in my case its financial help but they are not very forthcoming but am not giving up.  Liz

At 11:05 on August 7, 2015, Elizabeth Nicholas said…

Hello Barbara, good morning hope the weather is as nice there as it is here.  We have been looking after our Grand daughter Lilly for the last 2 weeks as her child minder is on holiday,  she goes home today so I can get some housework done properly.

Anyway,  any news with the meeting with the minister yet,  we as survivors cannot sit back and allow our money to float away if I lived any closer I would accompany you but I am in the UK. Good luck with that and keep in touch.   Liz Nicholas

At 17:01 on May 19, 2016, shep said…

Hi kid, I lost contact also, other stuff needed dooing ,still does, so hoear you were unwell, sorry to hear. Hope you are better than before. We must meet, as I am very aware that nothing is secure. Not even shure if my news is relevent, suffice to say, I am glad I used the pen and not the phone to communicate with caranua.  

At 13:34 on June 25, 2016, shep said…

Hi, lost the plot again, any up date, you were to have a meeting with someone, how did it go, it is scary how they are changing things, almost under the table, if it was not for this site, I for shure would be in the dark. Also not shure how many are around my area, and how many could attend a meeting of our own,, I'm shure we could get a central meeting place, and Invite some of the media, and give anyone who wants, a chance to speek, What think you. If there is a way of finding out how many are around, perhpas Athlone could be a venue..It is central, near train and bus, and so on.

At 23:22 on July 10, 2016, Mary theresa Doyle said…

Thank you.

At 19:20 on July 31, 2016, james fox said…

thanks barbara i have being saying oll along that caranua is running out of our money we

that suffered in state sponcered prisons will now get nothing oll our money is being spent

on big wages .mary higghans and her croneys have worked it out that in 2 years there will

be nothing left the vulchers in caranua have picked every penny off the bones and will

make sure there is nothing left for us . james fox 

At 18:59 on August 23, 2016, james fox said…

thanks babara for the names of the 4 of the survivers employed by caranua .james fox 

At 15:09 on August 24, 2016, Barbie said…

you're welcome!!

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