The Shame of Ireland
The Irish Times - Saturday, September 24, 2011
PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent
THE PLANNED auction of detention orders, birth certificates and other documents relating to the committal of three children to a Cork industrial school a century ago has been strongly criticised by abuse survivor and Aislinn founder, Christine Buckley.
The documents, being auctioned in Dublin today by Whyte’s, refer to Mary O’Connor (6) of…Continue
AN ambitious study of the clerical child-abuse scandals in Ireland by Amnesty International suggests that people are as angry with society as they are the State over the institutional abuse of children.
The study, commissioned by Amnesty International Ireland, finds that while 83 per cent of those…Continue
CRIMINAL TRIALS IN sex abuse cases only serve to re-traumatise the victims, says advocacy group One in Four.
“It is not uncommon that procedural requirements, such as…Continue
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Thursday, September 01, 2011
FIVE new allegations of child sexual abuse at a Cork school were received by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in the past month, according to the order.
The complaints were all lodged since Senator Mark Daly used Seanad privilege in July to disclose how the order had failed to properly supervise Fr Donnacha Mac Carthaigh, former principal of the Sacred Heart College in…Continue
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Sunday September 04 2011
A NATIONAL audit by gardai of clerical sex abuse is expected to reveal a huge volume of complaints against priests dating back 80 years when it is completed within months.
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The audit is being conducted by the gardai's sexual crime unit, in conjunction with the Health…Continue
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CLERICAL SEXUAL abuse needs to be reported on in correct proportion to the “tiny” minority of the population affected, delegates at a child protection lecture heard yesterday.
Addressing media coverage of child protection services, Dr Helen Buckley, senior lecturer in the school of social work and social policy in Trinity…Continue
A FORMER Catholic priest in Queensland, Australia, went to confession more than 1,500 times to admit sexually abusing boys. He was told to go home and pray. In a 2003 affidavit, then 68-year-old Michael Joseph McArdle, who was jailed for six years in October of that year, claimed to have made confession about his paedophile activities to about 30 priests over a 25-year…Continue
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AN OPEN verdict was recorded yesterday at an inquest into the death of a 15-year-old girl in 1947.
Mary-Anne Boyle, who was in care in St Joseph’s home, run by the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, on Tivoli Road, Dún Laoghaire, died in St Michael’s Hospital, Dún Laoghaire on December 26th,…Continue
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