The Shame of Ireland

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October 2010 Blog Posts (7)

The Director of Public Prosecution must Act, and ACT NOW!



In the last week the dpp has dropped 4 charges of child abuse against a priest in Cloyne also the exbishop for his role in covering up!!



What message is this sending to the victims who complain how long more can people take of this sorry to the victims is no good?



Action needs to be taken?…



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Added by Rob Northall on October 29, 2010 at 13:30 — 29 Comments

Charlie 'The Hare' Maguire is Dead

Charlie 'The Hare' Maguire was one of the dwindling number of survivors from Ireland’s gulag of the 1940s – the industrial school system. A powerless man seemingly perceived as a rural outsider, he spent nearly two-thirds of his life in the custody of the State, and died after nearly half a century as a patient in St Davnet’s hospital in Monaghan.

Charlie Maguire was born in 1933 on a small farm at Knockroe, near the Co Cavan…

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Added by Andrew Brennan on October 23, 2010 at 15:27 — 4 Comments

Kick Archbishop McQuaid

There's a 20 second ad ... before you get a chance to kick McQuaid.



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Added by Andrew Brennan on October 18, 2010 at 17:00 — No Comments

Is Archbishop Diarmuid Martin a 'Good Guy'?

He seems to have tackled the issue of child abuse in the diocese head on ... he seems more transparent and approachable. More humane in other words.



On the other hand he hasn't demanded that his predecessor be arrested for the conspiracy that enabled the cover-up! Sure he has demanded that bishops, who were found at fault in the Murphy Report, should resign - but he has no problem sitting down with Drennan - nor it appears has he any problem (publicly) with Cardinal Brady. Brady is… Continue

Added by Andrew Brennan on October 18, 2010 at 15:52 — No Comments

Ratzinger faces €9bn tax bill - not for child abuse cover-up though!



NINE BILLION euros worth of tax breaks enjoyed by the Catholic Church in Italy could be in breach of European law and may have to be repaid, it has emerged.



The development is the latest blow to an institution that has been rocked by an annus horribilis, following the global clerical paedophilia scandal and investigations into money laundering. The European Commission (EC) has said that tax relief on 100,000 Italian properties claimed by the Holy See since 2005 was under the… Continue

Added by Andrew Brennan on October 14, 2010 at 10:33 — 1 Comment

Some Autumn Day:- 1964 maybe

Some Autumn Day:-



It was the time of the year when we'd be off picking the spuds and other "edible" stuff weaing our boots with leather laces, no "wet weather gear" I 'm afraid Fr. O'Reilly - a priest at the Commission seems to have been under the impression that in the Industrial Schools we had clothes for all seasons!



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Added by Andrew Brennan on October 11, 2010 at 21:04 — 1 Comment

the abuse was in the early 70s in a school in dublin by the priest who was headmaster.

the abuse was in the early 70s in a school in dublin by the priest who was headmaster.
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Added by Anna Brown on October 5, 2010 at 11:30 — No Comments

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