The Shame of Ireland

The Shame of Ireland

July 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Secret Meeting between the Minister of Education and Skills and Survivors "Leaders"

I have been email a link to this Report of the Meeting with the Minister for Education and Skills


 Meeting with Minister re: Statutory Trust Fund

The opening segment of the meeting was an address by Minister Quinn, to all in attendance, which you can read a copy of this here.

After this it…


Added by Rob Northall on July 31, 2011 at 12:00 — 7 Comments

Thankyou To Pauline Jackson

When we left Ireland it was because there was no place for us as we were unprepaired for society.The fact that we left means we are cut off . thankyou to Pauline Jackson for that home truth.

Added by jack colleton on July 26, 2011 at 20:22 — 13 Comments

Enda Kenny's Speech Criticising the Vatican

I move the motion.

The revelations of the Cloyne report have brought the Government, Irish  Catholics and the Vatican to an unprecedented juncture.

It’s fair to say that after the Ryan and Murphy Reports Ireland is, perhaps, unshockable when it comes to the abuse of children.

But Cloyne has proved to be of a different order.

Because for the first time in Ireland, a report into child sexual-abuse exposes an attempt by the Holy See, to frustrate an Inquiry in a…


Added by Rob Northall on July 24, 2011 at 14:14 — 6 Comments

Support body to be in place by end of year

VICTIMS: A STATE agency that will provide compensation as well as support services to victims of abuse will be up and running by January, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn said yesterday.

It is hoped legislation to set up the statutory fund to provide support for people abused as children in residential institutions will be enacted in the autumn, said Mr Quinn.

Speaking to victim support groups, representing people who had been in residential institutions as…


Added by Rob Northall on July 24, 2011 at 14:07 — 5 Comments

Questions for Ahern over child abuse bill

BERTIE AHERN should be forced to explain why his government made a deal with the Church that taxpayers would pick up the bill for compensation to child abuse victims, say campaigners.

Survivors of clerical abuse have called for a special Dail inquiry into the 2002 deal that Mr Ahern and his then Education Minister Michael Woods agreed to, which left the taxpayer to pick up a ¤1bn compensation bill for the Catholic Church.


Following the…


Added by Rob Northall on July 22, 2011 at 17:30 — 9 Comments

Irish political classes lose their fear of the Catholic church

Irish political classes lose their fear of the Catholic church

Enda Kenny's criticism of the Vatican this week marks a significant milestone on Ireland's journey away from being a mono-Catholic state into a 21st European republic


Enda Kenny, who this week launched an unprecedented attack on the Vatican. Photograph: Isopix / Rex Features

There are two parallel revolutions taking place on either side of the Irish Sea that will radically…


Added by Rob Northall on July 22, 2011 at 14:17 — 3 Comments

Religious congregations may boycott Quinn meeting

Religious congregations may boycott Quinn meeting

 PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent

Representatives of some of the 18 religious congregations that managed residential institutions for children investigated by the Ryan commission may not attend a meeting with the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn next Friday in protest.

They have been invited to the meeting to discuss a €200 million shortfall in an expected 50:50 contribution by them to costs incurred by…


Added by Rob Northall on July 18, 2011 at 10:28 — 9 Comments

We must destroy nest of devils in the Vatican, for Christ's sake

If the 'imposters' who run the church don't leave, then it's time to build a new one, writes Sinead O'Connor

By Sinead O'Connor

Sunday July 17 2011

Well, well, well, Bishop John Magee. Truly you are one of the most glorious examples of supreme idiocy in human history. As proven by you actually thinking you might fool all in the end, including God.

The Cloyne Report is the beginning of the end of all Vatican and Catholic…


Added by Rob Northall on July 17, 2011 at 11:33 — 16 Comments

Shame of Ireland may Close

As those of you who have been here from the beginning; the Website was a gift from Jackie and her Mum to the Survivors.

It was paid for 1 year and I was offered the Administration of it which I have done to the best of my ability.

That year ends on the 20th July 2011.

I am in the process of taking ownership of the website. (which is proving to be difficult)


The Question is does it continue?


The cost for another year is…


Added by Rob Northall on July 8, 2011 at 13:30 — 11 Comments

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