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Industrial Schools

Started this discussion. Last reply by jack colleton Aug 16, 2016. 11 Replies

Industrial Schools were used as young offenders instutions by the government and the courts in Ireland. A friend of mine John was sent into Ferryhouse aged four for begging in Tipperary town he got…Continue

Caranua

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Northall Mar 29, 2015. 1 Reply

Caranua money ment for the victims of the industrial schools is now being run by a private company much like the water charges.The irish government can do what they like it appears that nobody can…Continue

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William Delahunty commented on micheal's blog post Lads we have our good friend Rob in a spot of bother let's help
"No Flattery Rob just facts"
May 4
William Delahunty commented on micheal's blog post Lads we have our good friend Rob in a spot of bother let's help
"Rob we as survivors owe you a great depth of graduate for the service you provided for so many years I am sure all survivors wish you the best of luck in your new adventure a man that gives so much time and effort for survivors will long be…"
May 3
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Apr 21
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Apr 20
William Delahunty commented on jack colleton's blog post i wrote a statement for a government appointed lawyer
"Jack at my case in the Redress board the Barrister repressing me had an appointment with me at the Four court she did not even turn up the next day I was in the tribunal she gave my name and turned it over to me. Which was far better than someone…"
Apr 17
William Delahunty replied to Rob Northall's discussion Catherine Connelly Grilling Caranua at the Public Accounts Committee PART 2 13th April 2017
"Listing to this it is clear that the Department of Education is totally irresponsible and the government as a hole have acted in an irresponsible manner in dealing with survivors and this money if shared equality would not have cost more to…"
Apr 15
William Delahunty replied to Rob Northall's discussion Caranua chief withdraws comments which offended abuse victims
"Comments like this sadly are true survivors should have this taken into consideration at the Redress board and no survivor should have to go cap in hand to Caranua. The Irish state and the Catholic Church damaged survivors so bad and repeated this…"
Apr 14
jack colleton left a comment for William Delahunty
"Birthday Greetings William!"
Jan 16
William Delahunty commented on jack colleton's blog post What The Survivor Word Really Means
"Jack so well written and so true the people of Irelands will never except the reality of the state and churches abuses because it involves farmers and many more that benefitted from instructions such as the mother and baby homes. The crimes are too…"
Jan 12
William Delahunty commented on jack colleton's blog post What The Survivor Word Really Means
"So sorry to hear that Jack but what can we expect from a government and a Church out of control You are a survivor chin up and keep fighting"
Jan 12
William Delahunty commented on Barbie's blog post Advocate for Suvivors Mark Vincent Healy on Pope Francis Planned Visit to Ireland 2018
"A tippical but expected view of political policy from Kenny and Co. When arse licking was invented there was an Irish politician front have of the list. Kenny has followed in Devilers footsteps a sellout of Ireland to the Catholic Church. Survivors…"
Dec 23, 2016
William Delahunty commented on Barbie's blog post Advocate for Suvivors Mark Vincent Healy on Pope Francis Planned Visit to Ireland 2018
"Hand in glove church and state just another chapter in world order"
Dec 4, 2016
William Delahunty commented on micheal's blog post First draft of our group application to the human rights commission
"I am sorry if I give the impression that it was only the Catholic Church ran industrial school whatever religion they were hell holes of Ireland and we are all brothers in suffering at the hands of the Irish state"
Nov 18, 2016
William Delahunty commented on micheal's blog post First draft of our group application to the human rights commission
"The questions asked in Kevin's case begs the question what was the purpose of Caranua it seems no one in the government want anything to do with this mess.As for the petition the human rights board contacted me a couple of months ago and told…"
Nov 18, 2016
William Delahunty replied to Rob Northall's discussion How Much Longer can the Minister Ignore Survivors regarding Caranua?
"Hahaha"
Nov 17, 2016
William Delahunty replied to Rob Northall's discussion Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Amendment bill 2016
"Shirley when any organisation is handed one hundred and ten million of survivors money they can at least expect to be treated with respect and dignity not so with Caranua long delayed no communication It is shameful the way survivors are being…"
Nov 11, 2016

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At 14:58 on June 24, 2013, jack colleton said…

Welcome William!  

At 11:10 on April 11, 2014, Rob Northall said…

Hi William it's 20th May, I wish I could be there but the wife going to have major surgery soon!

Check Out http://theenchantingvalley.ning.com/events/protest-the-statutory-trust-fund-commemorating-the-5th-anniversar?rsvpConfirm=1

Also Ask around on Face book? Survivors are too Fragmented; they all need to be in one place??

At 19:20 on June 8, 2014, helen said…

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i  have  something  special  to  share  with  you  hoping  to  
hear from  you  soonest thanks  and  see  you  later

At 12:52 on January 16, 2015, jack colleton said…

Happy Birthday William!

At 12:12 on March 30, 2015, shep said…

Ya know what, every day people have there homes taken from them here in ireland, by the same people who gave them the funds in the first place, while not been able to see inside the head of any individual, it is difficult to know if the idiot in the room was the bank, or the person who went into the bank to get the money, perhaps on s gert rich quick scheme. One manager told me thast it was the fault of the people eho got the loan, and not the ones who gave it to them. SO I ask my self, exactly who is having a problem in ireland with caranua, is it those who did not go trough the redress board, is it those who did go to the redress, board, but given thre circumstances they will not benifit. because they live in a flat or appartment of other rented accomadation, or is is those who did not register, and did not go to the redress board, so do not qualifi.

Some time back I decided to look at my house insurence policy, I found that it was going up every year by 15% meaning it would cost twice as much to rebuild, not one of those I contacted were interestd, saying it was by pesponsibility, so I contactd the financil ombudssman, and others, long story short, they payed me back a nice few bob, I next went after the bank, re PPI  insurence, they refused to admit, so back to the ombudsman. My point, is that, in these changing times, more and more we need a paper trail, phone calls are ok, tho noting better than a paper trail. Some letters I received, said, if I had any more questions please feel free to call. i never did, and my and large prefer to write.

What ever the reason, and regardless of weather our pain in physical or emotional, they both hurt. As of this point in time, and in relation to by dealings with Caranua, I have had not problem, it is a slow and tireing process to be sure, this may be because they have to have there own paper trail. I know they are getting paid, I also know that although I have been trough the redress scheme, and got a few bob, In all honesty I do do know were it is gone. The work done at our house has cost more that the few bob I got, and the things I am getting done wil leave the redress payeout in the hapenny place.Thing could change in heart beat, I hope not, Finally may I say, paper trails are were it is at now, if you do not get a reply, there are organisations in place, registered letters are also good.There is also the freedom of information act, a gret scorce of information. So not sure if all this makes sence or perhaps I am only having a rant,

I is clear as day, that information is power, ask any business man or woman. Best regards to all. . 

At 21:31 on March 31, 2015, William Delahunty said…
Hi Shep, having read the above response I am confused. People in Ireland being evicted has nothing to do with Caranua. Of course the bank manager will say the responsibility lies with the lender but the problem lies with the speculators and a government that allowed banks to get out of control and then when it all went belly up the government gave a promissory note to cover the total cost This is far different than Caranua .Caranua or as it was known as The statuary trust fund was rejected by 95 per sent of the survivors that went to the Redress board something that the government refused to accept and for what ever reason decided to hand the money to a charity.This has led to a very long delay for survivors to get access to what ever they are entitled to and as many of the survivors are in there later years of life many will never receive anything and even if they did very few would want education of something they are all ready receiving such as medical help most if not all have medical Cards.As I have stated Caranua was imposed on the survivors with no interest of the survivors needs.A far better system could have being found to distribute the money than having to go through the Caranua board that the survivors have to pay for, and a paper trail well that is a joke Just my opinion
At 17:36 on February 16, 2016, Rob Northall said…
Thank you for that William.
Will check it out if it's the Manchester Group? Last time I enquired about a meeting of theirs I was threatened with "Security Guards" should I try to attend! Will dig out the relevant post later
At 8:50 on June 25, 2016, shep said…

hi, kid, things are shure changing in caranua, if I did not have my paper trail, I would be at a loss for shure, I would be in the area of " I said you said " the bank is not very different, any time I go in to them, they look at me like it is my fault, I am getting this from caranua, however, without exception, all my communication with them is in writing, when I was trying to deal with the education fund, I used the phone and not the pen, this time I used the pen. They would like me to call them, this is never going to happen, I even recorded my a few of the times they did call me, and they were in conflict with there written letters, Alowed in ireland.  it goes on. now I have written and audio and is exceptable in law. Sorry about the delay, indifference is everywhere,

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At 17:56 on June 26, 2016, jack colleton said…

Re  Paper Trails : -

Hello Shep.  Paper Trails OF Course Have Disadvantages As Well As Advantages!

At 18:00 on June 26, 2016, jack colleton said…

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