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Catherine Roberts
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Catherine Roberts replied to Rob Northall's discussion Caranua fought to restrict money for survivors
"Good luck Barbie.I hope you won't have to wait as long as I have had to wait going on for two years and still ongoing ."
Feb 23, 2018
Catherine Roberts replied to jack colleton's discussion Industrial School Survivor goes on Hunger Strike because 'The State doesn't care'
"Is William still on hunger strike.?"
Aug 6, 2017
Catherine Roberts replied to jack colleton's discussion Industrial School Survivor goes on Hunger Strike because 'The State doesn't care'
"This is so sad that William had to go on hunger strike I hope State,Church and Caranua take notice and give William what is rightfully his."
Aug 2, 2017
Catherine Roberts commented on Geraldine Jackson's blog post Funding for The Shame of Ireland Site . Urgent,
"Yes I agree Rob should be giving funding for all the help and time he has dedicated to our particular cause."
Jul 29, 2017
Catherine Roberts commented on William's blog post Meeting re Caranua
"Good for you William."
Jul 29, 2017
Catherine Roberts commented on Pol o connluain's blog post Rape of innocents
"This makes me feel very sad how could this be allowed to happen to such small children and to know they have got away with it.Well as we say Shame Of Ireland."
Apr 24, 2017
Catherine Roberts left a comment for William Leslie McKenna
"Hi Leslie welcome to The Shame O Ireland."
Apr 19, 2017
William Leslie McKenna left a comment for Catherine Roberts
"We're in finally managed to sign in see you soon"
Apr 18, 2017
Catherine Roberts commented on Rob Northall's blog post A BIG Thank You to Twitter Followers!
"Thanks Rob."
Nov 11, 2016
Catherine Roberts commented on Rob Northall's blog post governments love euthanasia laws but I say #DisabledLivesMatter
Sep 12, 2016
Catherine Roberts commented on Barbie's blog post Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court
"Well done Derek hope you win."
Aug 3, 2016
Catherine Roberts commented on Geraldine Jackson's blog post All Greedy Bullies.
"How sad."
Jul 22, 2016
Catherine Roberts commented on micheal's blog post Letter to the caranua board
"Well done great letter."
Jul 17, 2016
Catherine Roberts replied to Noel Dolan's discussion Unacceptable Behaviour policy being used to refuse funding
"How right you are Noel."
Jul 6, 2016
Catherine Roberts commented on robert's photo

letter to edu minister cont

"Yes I agree children should be able to have funding from Caranua."
Jun 13, 2016
Catherine Roberts commented on micheal's blog post First draft of our group application to the human rights commission
"Well done thanks Micheal."
Jun 12, 2016

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Comment Wall (33 comments)

At 22:48 on October 8, 2010, Paul Nolan said…
Hi. Catherine.
I was not sent to Artane until 1964, there would have been about 600 inmates there at that time. We were always called by our surnames or our numbers never christian names. I dont remember many names from those days.
At 17:00 on January 11, 2011, John J Hogan said…
Catherin  how is the going J.H.
At 13:05 on January 12, 2011, Catherine Roberts said…
Hi John,thank you for asking I am fine.Take care and a very happy healthy 2011 to you and yours.
At 16:43 on April 4, 2011, Corneilius Crowley said…
Hi Catherine. I was at the Voices of Survivors launch.
At 15:58 on July 20, 2011, Paul Nolan said…

Thanks. Catherine .

Nice to hear from you.

Regards, Paul.

At 11:41 on August 13, 2011, jack colleton said…
hello from Jack Colleton Survivor
At 15:05 on February 5, 2012, Rob Northall said…


At 23:49 on March 25, 2012, Moira Davies said…

Thank you Catherine

At 20:40 on May 14, 2012, john mc carthy said…

Hi Catherine, Why is it that the goverment thinks that all survivors need to have education tghis late in life. I am on my way to my 75 birthday so what good is education to me. none of my familey need it either as I made sure they had what I NEVER HAD. I would the goverment to do the right thing by the survivors and do what they want. Ispent 13 years in two of those schools so I KNOW WHAT ALL US CHILDREN WENT THROUGH. I now live in the united kingdom and have for the last 54 years, I would like to go back one day but with a goverment that dont care about the children that suffersd the horrible abuse under there care, why would I EVER GO BACK. jUSTIC SHOULD BE SEEN TO BE DONE NOT JUST PLAYED WITH.  ALL SURVIVORS SHOULD GET TO GEATHER AND FIGHT FOR THERE RIGHTS. IF IRELAND IS A FREE STATE  LET THE SURVIVORS HAVE THERE SAY.

At 16:39 on May 16, 2012, james moy said…

Hi Catherine, thanks for your reply, yes im coping as best i can, concerning myself with the various issues and being as much a pain in the rump to the Governent TDs and others that are down on us, its the only way of hitting back, I have always compared the Religious with the Mafia, and i consider the Irish Government are right up there with them, followed by some of the so called Group leaders, who have jumped on the gravy train for their own and familys benifit, at genuine survivors expense!

I hope life is being good to you to Catherine, none of us had it easy, that is for sure, we all have our horror stories, but thankfully many   of us have learnt how to survive, and the way the Irish S/ T/ Fund is going, its a good thing we have managed this far.

I am involved with a few other support sites, and i can see that many are struggling with various problems, and it upsets me that the powers that be still insist on inflicting further hardship on us,  instead of addressing our issues. But such is the state of our world today, and knowing what we all know now, if you had your life over, would you want to be a Catholic?

Sorry Catherine, get carried away, and have trouble stopping me one digit banging out stuff on this daft pc, i get so uptight talking about the Religious and the Godfathers of the Irish thingamajig they call a Government!

Never mind, one day they will come a cropper, and be great to see them all get banjaxed!

Take  Care





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