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Kevin Devlin replied to Michael power 's discussion Reply I received from Mary Higgins, when asked about the spend in restaurants and hotels. You put a cap on or claims yet ye spend what ye want on yer selfs, shame on ye
"What a load of TOSH"
Jul 3
Kevin Devlin commented on jack colleton's blog post What The Survivor Word Really Means
"Reading through all the many postings here, perhaps I should reconsider my application to Caranua. I find it difficult to believe that everybody who applies gets a rough deal. I still want to believe that they can make a positive change to the lives…"
Jan 15
Kevin Devlin commented on jack colleton's blog post What The Survivor Word Really Means
"Jack, I feel your pain but if might share this with you and others? In the past I and many others like me I suspect, have used repeated failure as an excuse to give up on something we desperately need like in your case, help from Caranua. It then…"
Jan 12
Kevin Devlin commented on jack colleton's blog post What The Survivor Word Really Means
"Jack, I feel your pain but if might share this with you and others? In the past I and many others like me I suspect, have used repeated failure as an excuse to give up on something we desperately need like in your case, help from Caranua. It then…"
Jan 12
Kevin Devlin commented on jack colleton's blog post Wishing Everybody A Good Christmas!
"As the year slowly draws to a close, we all have our memories of our different goals and personal battles, and victories won.  What we have in common is that we are survivors or friends and or family members of a survivor. It is hard to forgive…"
Dec 29, 2016
Kevin Devlin commented on Rob Northall's page Vaccine trials: Unravelling the drug trials scandal in the group ACTION ON VACCINE TRIALS
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"Hi Jack. I did have access to my files some years ago. There are several mentions of being given a vaccine on at least one instance which leads me to think that I was included. The marks have faded a bit recently, but yes they are crater like."
Nov 18, 2016
Kevin Devlin commented on Rob Northall's page Vaccine trial victim to lodge complaints over altered file in the group ACTION ON VACCINE TRIALS
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"Interesting article. Can somebody tell me how I can find out if I were subjected to Vaccine Trials. My records of my time in Smyly DO make clear references to having Vaccines at about the same time as the third set of Vaccine Trials?"
Nov 18, 2016
Kevin Devlin commented on micheal's blog post First draft of our group application to the human rights commission
"William, it was not just the Catholic Church who abused their charges, I was abused in Mrs Smyly Homes and Schools before they had me committed to hospital because I was 'being wicked' in trying to tell them what had happened.  They…"
Nov 18, 2016
Kevin Devlin commented on micheal's blog post First draft of our group application to the human rights commission
"Nothing surprises me nowadays.  I think that with whatever help we can get, the matter must be pursued to the end, not just for the few on here, but for all survivors.  I can't help with money, BUT I can help in other ways.  This…"
Nov 18, 2016
Kevin Devlin commented on Rob Northall's page Vaccine trials: Unravelling the drug trials scandal in the group ACTION ON VACCINE TRIALS
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"Your run through of the Vaccine Trials is very clear and useful.  I am now 61. I was admitted into the care of the Irish Church Missions at the 'Fold' in Boley on 28th October 1955.  I remained there until I was 4 years old.…"
Nov 18, 2016
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Nov 18, 2016
Kevin Devlin commented on micheal's blog post First draft of our group application to the human rights commission
"Thanks Shep.  It is silly, I have struggled to keep my head above water all my life and as my condition continues to get worse, I should not have to be trying to fund my own funeral out of what is left of my benefits.  Here in the UK, the…"
Nov 18, 2016
Kevin Devlin commented on micheal's blog post First draft of our group application to the human rights commission
"Very interesting but I can't help but feel, reading as I do, all the negative comments about Caranua, that it is more likely than not that Caranua will NOT meet my needs before I die. A prepaid Funeral here in the UK is about £5,000…"
Nov 17, 2016
Kevin Devlin replied to Charlie's discussion Tracing Frosts from The Birds Nest, Smyly's
"Hi Nick, do you mind if I call you Nick? Just a very quick question, does the date of 25 July mean anything to you? Kind regards, Kevin (Kev)"
Nov 14, 2016
Kevin Devlin replied to Charlie's discussion Tracing Frosts from The Birds Nest, Smyly's
"Hi Nicholas, Thanks for the telephone contact details. I did make contact with Mum sometime in the early eighties while she Rob and Tony were living in a small flat on Barking Road. She wanted me to have more contact and we did. In order to be…"
Nov 12, 2016
Kevin Devlin replied to Charlie's discussion Tracing Frosts from The Birds Nest, Smyly's
"Hi Nicholas, Thanks for your postings. I am still not sure how we are related if indeed we are?"
Nov 11, 2016

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At 23:30 on September 1, 2016, jack colleton said…

Welcome Kevin!

At 20:39 on September 2, 2016, Kevin Devlin said…
Thanks for the welcome. I am a survivor of Mrs Smyly's Homes and Schools. I was in their 'care' from the age of six weeks in 1955 until I was fifteen. I was abused and was committed to Dundrum because I would not stop telling people that I was sexually assaulted and abused under the guise of 'Sex education'. Did it destroy my life? You bet it did, but time does heal to a degree. I am disabled now and I live in Cambridgeshire in England. I am currently going through the pip process and I am being forced to root through parts of my life going back to my time at the home.
At 18:36 on September 4, 2016, Rob Northall said…
The above link shows you exactly what you need to say to qualify!
At 13:09 on September 9, 2016, jack colleton said…

Hello Kevin. I Am Also A Survivor Of Mrs Smyly's Homes and Schools. I Recall  The Time You Went To Dundrum. There Was So Much Abuse Of Children In Smyly Homes Throughout The Decades And No  Doubt It Still Goes On.    

At 19:06 on September 9, 2016, Kevin Devlin said…
Hi, please forgive me, I don't think I remember you. I would love to find somebody who had been in Smyly Homes. I don't want to run down everything they did, but I still cannot find it in my heart to forgive some of the things I went through. I have no doubt that others had similar experiences.. I know that to talk about the experiences is the best way to comes to terms with the abuse even at the age of 61. I live in Cambridgeshire, in the UK. IF you are ever in these parts, please get in touch.

Regards and Thank you. Kevin Devlin.
At 21:28 on September 10, 2016, jack colleton said…

Hello Kevin.  That Is Ok.  No Worries.  There Was An Age Difference. You Would Have Been In A Senior Dorm When I Was In A Junior Dorm. We Were All Aware Of Everybody Else Even If We Only Knew Them By Face And Not Name. I Recall You Disappearing Overnight.  What Happened Made A Big Impact On Everybody Else. It Looked Like You Were Made An Example Of. We Were Left In No Doubt About The "Powers" A Certain Somebody Had Over Us!  The Next Time I Saw You Again Was When You Turned Up Some Time Later At The Knox Hall For The "Sale Of Work".

At 14:11 on November 9, 2016, Nicholas Devlin said…

Hello Kevin 

I dont tend to use this much it would be easier if you contacted me on npdevlin1@gmail.com 

regards Nick

At 15:28 on November 9, 2016, Nicholas Devlin said…

Hello Brendan & Kevin

just trying to add to the above info

before William H Devlin was a child Fredrick Devlin

after William were two more Noel and Charles

then Patrick

after this I belive was Kevin then possiably a Girl unknown

then Robert and Anthony 

all of which were placed in homes at some point in their life

At 13:32 on November 11, 2016, Nicholas Devlin said…

hello Kevin

have you seen the information I left on the site

I put some under theTracing frosts from the birds nest discussion

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