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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 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
Catherine Roberts commented on robert's photo

orphan next

"Thank you Robert congratulations very true."
May 15, 2016
Catherine Roberts commented on micheal's blog post A peom which i sent to caranua to place on their website
"Very true."
Apr 26, 2016
Catherine Roberts commented on John J Hogan's photo

Christmas Play at Boys Industrial School Apx.1956

"Lovely picture John thanks for sharing."
Feb 22, 2016
Catherine Roberts commented on Patrick Rice's blog post My Story
"Hi Teri yes it was Britain who gave us a chance to make a life that Ireland could never offer us.I for one will always be so grateful to Britain for the opportunities I have been giving."
Feb 10, 2016
Catherine Roberts commented on Patrick Rice's blog post My Story
"Best of luck Patrick hope your book gets published."
Feb 8, 2016
Catherine Roberts commented on Elizabeth Dormer's blog post Letter to Mary Higgins
"Hi Elizabeth you are a very special person,I am sure your Mum must be very proud of you looking after her tell the end of her life you deserved what you got from the Redress Board.Take care and good luck with the task ahead."
Jan 24, 2016
Catherine Roberts replied to Rob Northall's discussion How to write a Blog
"Thanks Rob for all information,hope Emily is feeling better."
Jan 24, 2016
Catherine Roberts left a comment for pauline jackson
"Hi Pauline sorry to read you have had such a bad year.Wishing you a happy Christmas and a happy healthy 2016.Nice to see you back."
Dec 21, 2015

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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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