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Questions Survivors would like to ask the Public Accounts Committee Regarding Caranua

I think its only fair that Survivors should be able to ask for an Inquiry into Caranua from the Public Accounts Committee?

Its fair to say that using a simple management tool and a calculator that this runaway Train could have been predicted Months  and Months…


Added by Rob Northall on June 21, 2016 at 10:30 — 53 Comments

Mary Higgins Contract with Towards Healing Paying the Church With Survivors Redress from the Church

Lets make this perfectly Clear!

Towards Healing is ALREADY Funded by the Catholic Church to Counsel Survivors of their ABUSES!



Added by Rob Northall on June 19, 2016 at 23:00 — 60 Comments

Socio-Economic Profile of Survivors in Irish Religious-run Institutions by Mary Higgins C.E.O. of Statutory Trust Fund; now “Caranua”.

Socio-Economic Profile of Survivors in Irish Religious-run Institutions by Mary Higgins C.E.O. of Statutory Trust Fund; now “Caranua”.

Source -…


Added by Rob Northall on June 18, 2016 at 11:30 — 12 Comments

St Stephen’s Green Trust

This is the Publication of an unfinished blog feel free to add any other research on St Stephen's Green Trust and Its Funding and Allegiances

 St Stephen’s Green Trust

I was going to put up a report…


Added by Rob Northall on June 18, 2016 at 0:00 — 20 Comments


Mark Vincent Healy is a Survivor Campaigner seeking ‘Rescue Services’ and ‘Safe Space Provisioning’ for survivors of clerical child sexual abuse. 

Email: Twitter: …


Added by Marylou on June 16, 2016 at 19:04 — 5 Comments

environment that encourages such abuse

Mary Higgins given a talk on this the master of abuse, laughable think she talking about Caranua and the goverment  here

Anti-social Personalities: Anti-social Organisations. What has been learned from ‘institutional abuse’?

Over recent years, there have been more and more revelations as to the extent of abuse occuring within…


Added by Marylou on June 16, 2016 at 15:30 — 13 Comments


Austin Currie

"I am a member of the Board of Caranua which operates the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund which was set up to help people who spent time in institutions in…


Added by Marylou on June 15, 2016 at 17:00 — 9 Comments

Letter to the caranua board

Letter to the board members of Caranua, my name is Michael,

I as a survivor of sexual abuse from members of the church and part of the survivors group the shame of Ireland. I am entitled to access to our fund by virtue of my redress award.

I wish to let it be know that we have no confidence in your management of our fund, we also have no confidence in Mary…


Added by micheal on June 14, 2016 at 20:12 — 55 Comments


Thanks, Rob, I have been reading some of the posts. I don't know if I should really be on this site.As I wasn't a victim of institutional abuse. What I was subjected to was in relation to buying a house which I discovered much later was the land attached to the house was grossly undervalued. Meanwhile, the old man who I was buying it from became my stalker his stalking escalated over the course of a year, where I fled back to Scotland after his 5th arson attack which almost killed me had I…


Added by Edith curley on June 14, 2016 at 1:14 — 2 Comments

Philip Cairns - Who Killed Philip? - Garda & Govt Coverup as in Mary Boyle's Murder in Donegal

I have noted over the last 2 days Gardai stating they have now solved the murder of Philip Cairns by DJ Paedophile Eamon Cooke - Interesting!

They state a woman saw Cooke…


Added by Teri on June 11, 2016 at 19:30 — 11 Comments

Betrayal of the innocent

Cheek of them that money was given for the survivors, not for them to tell us how they will spend it, Didn't see any criminal charges brought against the religious orders  for there crimes,No the victims are being punished but then that is nothing new

Fraud or false information ●

We will investigate any suspected instances of fraud or false or misleading information

● Any cases of fraud will be reported to the police and criminal proceedings may follow.

You will…


Added by Marylou on June 6, 2016 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Have a read of caranua's new and final guidelines

Read the appling for services pdf,

On my first reading sounds even more complex with extra quotes being required also some very heavy handed statements in there.

Whats your thoughts.

Added by micheal on June 6, 2016 at 13:05 — 21 Comments

Church & State Abductions of Women for Satanic Cult of Wealthcare - Novartis HSE & Amgen

There is a Satanic cult of evil seeping out of Government Healthcare & Gardai in coverup of Medical & Pharmaceutical Criminals.

When Garda Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan states "Just because you cannot see Gardai, does not mean they are not around" - what does she mean? - Are they Hiding in the Attic, the Dustbin - the Boot of the car -

One Retired Secretary from the Department of Justice confirmed to me that the Government use electronic & Satellite Torture to some…


Added by Teri on June 6, 2016 at 11:30 — 7 Comments

Mary Boyle - Remembered - 6/6/2016

Mary Boyle - 6 Year old Child - Murdered 1977 - Mary Boyle

I do not know where Shadows go

Although I've seen them disappear

Despite my own fears and woes

Today I dwelt on Mary Boyle...

I sensed her screams - 

I heard her cries -

A little girl 6

Fighting off a Grown man's crimes

She had no chance

She had no Way

To overcome A Man gone Mad

For moments, For time...

No one could hear...



Added by Teri on June 6, 2016 at 1:30 — No Comments

New evidence that Irish children were murdered

Although the matter remains practically taboo there are questionable deaths in industrial and reform schools, Magdalen laundries and mother and baby homes. “I remember lots of children dying,” said ‘Marion’. She told it to “Suffer the Little Children,” the book by Mary Raftery and Eoin O’Sullivan published in 1999.…


Added by Rob Northall on June 5, 2016 at 18:28 — 5 Comments

Mannix Flynn: To Hell in Connaught

Sunday Independent, December 22nd 2002
by Brighid McLaughlin

Mannix Flynn: It's a holocaust we're dealing with. In every bit of land around Letterfrack there is a child buried

To Hell in Connaught

By the…


Added by Rob Northall on June 5, 2016 at 18:03 — 20 Comments

A snippet from caranua board meeting april 2016

  • That we should go tender for preferred suppliers for all services
  •  That aggression at outreach events is not acceptable and that they should be discontinued if this is the general experience

On point one if they are looking for suppliers to provide all services to survivors, this would be completely unacceptable to…


Added by micheal on June 2, 2016 at 19:43 — 12 Comments

My recommendations to caranua for their new guidelines.

Remove Mary Higgins from caranua.

Employ survivors to help survivors.

Burn the current guidelines, put a video of this on website and replace with a simple phone call like this, what can caranua do for you today that would make a real difference in your life. See its real easy to help people if thats your true intention.

Apologise to all survivors for the abuse and discrimination carried out by caranua todate.

Refuse to take your wages from the fund and return to…


Added by micheal on May 31, 2016 at 13:47 — 12 Comments

First draft of our group application to the human rights commission

Be sure to take the time to read this fully and understand the document, i have included what we as a group have discussed both on the forum and via private messages, remember a survivors right to privacy is paramount so if you dont feel comfortable putting your full name to it that is fine it is being sent on behalf of all members here and for survivors everywhere. Be sure to comment if you would like to add anything to the document or you have any issue with its content.…


Added by micheal on May 30, 2016 at 10:17 — 139 Comments

Appling to the Irish human rights commision

Example of irish human rights commission application form and how to fill it out, you can just copy and paste, fill in your own answers and send to

If we want to go to the european commission on human rights, they will expect us to have tried this first.

Application for legal…


Added by micheal on May 29, 2016 at 10:10 — 16 Comments

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