The Shame of Ireland

The Shame of Ireland

October 2014 Blog Posts (6)

Switzerland's shame

Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods. Since the 1850s hundreds of thousands of Swiss children were taken from their parents and sent to farms to work - a practice that continued well into the 20th Century.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29765623

Added by Andrew Brennan on October 29, 2014 at 11:00 — 5 Comments

CHILDHOOD REFLECTIONS

Childhood Reflections

Poverty while growing up in Ireland was not a crime

But it was a curse

It caused others to look down on me and made me…

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Added by Doctor Rosaleen Rogers on October 23, 2014 at 22:09 — 2 Comments

Finding Helen Jackson Roscrea

Hi family and friends of above...I came across a notice which said the following...Is this the same Helen that you are looking for?

Helen Jackson...

Gurteen Cottage

Rathcabbin Roscrea

Died at Midlands Regional Hospital Jan 22nd 07...Deeply regretted by her loving sister Ethel...Helen is resting in Clonoghill  Cemetery Birr...

Hope it might be the lady you are looking for...Rosaleen

Added by Doctor Rosaleen Rogers on October 18, 2014 at 23:21 — 3 Comments

Dear Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald

Dear Minister Frances Fitzgerald,

I have still not heard back from your office re investigations into Tullamore Hospital - you have the copy Xray - which is evidence together with the visible keyhole surgery marks to my body.
I have received some of my medical records now from Tullamore Hospital whereby the consultant concerned has stated that I accused him of sexually assaulting me.  Yet there are notes written by a Nurse  who confirms in her notes that I am…
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Added by Teri on October 7, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Let us not forget...yet so many do...

Then and Now

 Life moves on and all comes good

When those who suffer believe in truth

Whilst that great disease hyp-ocri-cee

Thrives on the same

Irish hypocrisy is Authoritarian based

They boast of all the good they do

In Africa, Belarus and other Eastern States

But Irish hypocrisy reigns supreme

Whilst the suffering Irish dwell in pain -

We trusted the Nuns and they beat our girls

We trusted the Priests and they…

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Added by Teri on October 4, 2014 at 19:27 — 2 Comments

For all of those so beaten in the Schools of Abuse...

Sir,

Did you have to use that ruler 

So viciously back then when

we were all little children 

In your care -

Did you have to use the side of that ruler

As you held our bony wrists…

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Added by Teri on October 4, 2014 at 19:25 — 4 Comments

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