The Shame of Ireland

The Shame of Ireland

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Forgotten Victims.

To all those Victims of Industrial Schools who died forgotten before the word SORRY was whispherd  behind closed doors not in the wind so we all might hear,  you have not been forgotten. Trying to seek Justice from those who Abused us and are still abusing us is a long cold cruel road where coruption Greed by dictators who insist they know what is right for us when they really mean WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THEM, Thats why they insist on the STATUARY TRUST FUND They know we the real survivors will… Continue

Added by Geraldine ,O on April 16, 2011 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Diocese of Cloyne

 A meticulously maintained secret archive on abuse allegations against clerics in the Diocese of Cloyne is sure to be a major part of the (soon to be published) report into the diocese of Cloyne.


The archive apparently contains stunning data on abuse allegations dating over several years, related correspondence, clerical responses and the diocesan handling of the…


Added by Andrew Brennan on April 15, 2011 at 21:00 — 9 Comments

Happy St Patricks Day

 JOHN ,Happy St Patricks Day  to you and your beautiful family, O' How I wish I was in America.

Added by Geraldine Brocas-Jackson on March 15, 2011 at 21:00 — 5 Comments

St Patrick's Day

 Happy St Paddy's Day to All the Members of the Shame Of Ireland

Added by John J Hogan on March 15, 2011 at 4:14 — 10 Comments

Almost 2 Year on and the Blind Rhetoric Resounds Like a Cracked Bell

The day in quotes ...

Friday June 12 2009

  • "What it (Ryan Report) has revealed must be a source of the deepest shame to all of us ... Children in the care of the state and in our care were physically, emotionally and, in many cases, sexually abused and our State and its systems failed to hear their cries or come to their help." --Taoiseach Brian Cowen


  • "Let us…

Added by Rob Northall on March 6, 2011 at 14:18 — 12 Comments

The HSE's message is that people who intend to self-harm should do so only in office hours

'WARDS of the HSE" -- words to rank with "Van Diemen's Land", "Magdalene Laundries" and "Letterfrack" in the dire lexicon of government-administered Irish horror stories.

Now, we learn officially that 188 children and young people who were either 'in care' or in contact with social services have died in this extended gulag. Two weeks ago, the official figure was initially 23. A few days later, it was 37. Next, it was 151. In other words, another statistical Irish auction, filled with…


Added by Rob Northall on March 3, 2011 at 20:29 — 1 Comment

Charges initiated against Pope for crimes against humanity

PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent

The Irish Times - Wednesday, February 23, 2011

TWO GERMAN lawyers have initiated charges against Pope Benedict XVI at the International Criminal Court, alleging crimes against humanity.

Christian Sailer and Gert-Joachim Hetzel, based at Marktheidenfeld in the Pope’s home state of Bavaria, last week submitted a 16,500-word document to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at the Hague, Dr…


Added by Rob Northall on February 25, 2011 at 11:47 — 1 Comment

Liturgy of Lament and Repentance - The Foot Washing Farce!


On next Sunday 20th February at 3pm a Liturgy of Lament and Repentance for the sexual abuse of children by priests and religious will be held in St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, within the framework of the Apostolic Visitation of the Archdiocese of Dublin.

The liturgy will ask the forgiveness of God and of all survivors for the failure of those Church leaders and many others in the family of the Church to respond with love, integrity,…


Added by Rob Northall on February 20, 2011 at 14:54 — 18 Comments

Our laws still allow for the protection of child abusers

Saturday March 13 2010


THE Irish State has connived in the concealment of abuse and has consistently failed to regulate state institutions and the church. Historically, it has done so on a massive scale in respect of industrial school abuse and has allowed a climate of uncontrolled abuse to prevail within diocesan systems.

The latest example,…


Added by Rob Northall on February 19, 2011 at 14:25 — No Comments

My 28-year battle against the paedophile priests

John Meagher talks to the US attorney who's bringing his campaign to Ireland

Legal crusade: Lawyer Jeff Anderson has successfully helped abuse victims to secure compensation.

Saturday February 12 2011

In 1983, Jeff Anderson was just another lawyer working in St Paul, Minnesota. Then, by chance, the 35-year-old's career -- and life -- changed forever when a man walked into his office saying he had been abused by a priest.



Added by Rob Northall on February 13, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

Ireland won't give up priest accused of sex abuse Court refuses extradition for cleric

The Irish High Court ruled this week that it…

Added by Rob Northall on February 13, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Nuns Stores

From the record of Dail Eireann


Maureen O’Connell, a deputy of the…


Added by Andrew Brennan on January 16, 2011 at 13:05 — 6 Comments

Pope Abuses Victims’ of Child Sex Abuse at Christmas

Below is a copy of an email that I have sent to the Media today

Pope Abuses Victims’ of Child Sex Abuse

Initial Source - Pope Abuses Victims’ of Child Sex Abuse at…


Added by Rob Northall on December 31, 2010 at 13:00 — 7 Comments

Ireland's Human Rights Record under Scrutiny in October 2011 - Have YOUR Say

Human Rights Commission


Ireland has committed itself to promoting and protecting human rights. The Irish Government must report on a regular basis to the United Nations (UN) on the extent to which it is meeting these obligations. In October 2011, Ireland will be examined by the UN under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Under this new and innovative review process:

* Ireland will report on its…


Added by Andrew Brennan on December 21, 2010 at 16:25 — 8 Comments

Catholic institutions still owe the State hundreds of millions of euro in contributions that were promised after the church abuse scandals.


Catholic institutions still owe the State hundreds of millions of euro in contributions that were promised after the church abuse scandals, according to new figures obtained by the Labour party.

The figures show that out of €348m pledged last year in cash and property after the Ryan report, just 6% has been handed over. No property has been transferred.

More than €26m is still outstanding from the original Indemnity Deal.

Under that deal, negotiated in 2002, the…


Added by Rob Northall on December 18, 2010 at 0:16 — 5 Comments

Kathleen O'Malley. "Childhood Interrupted".

Since publishing my Book five years ago I have had enormous pleasure in giving Talks on my Memoir. I do not have an acting Agent, but by self promoting my book on the Injustice in Ireland on Irish Children by the Religious and Government.

I have talked to the W.I., Townswomen Groups, victim Support Groups, The League of Jewish Women, Book Clubs and my most emotional talk yet was when I was invited to Talk to the SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCOUST IN NORTH LONDON. THERE WAS SUCH EMPATHY FROM…


Added by Kathleen O'Malley. on December 14, 2010 at 18:00 — 5 Comments

Murphy Report Exposed as Cover up For Church and State Authorities

Colm Daly, Ard Ri, Counsellor to the Assembly of Eire, Sept Uí Dalaigh,

Living in Exile, PO BOX 16 Buri Ram Post Office, Buri Ram 31000

Kingdom of Thailand Phone: +66800500312…


Added by Colm Daly on December 11, 2010 at 11:25 — 2 Comments

A Letter Which Made Liars of the Sisters of Mercy

DAMNING letters from the Department of Education setting out the serious neglect of children at Newtownforbes industrial school, Co Longford,were presented to the Commission on Child Abuse. The letters catalogued attempts by the Department to improve conditions at the school. Sr Margaret Casey, leader of the western province of the Mercy Sisters, testified to the Child Abuse Commission and admitted that many of the children found their time at the school to be "harsh, impersonal, abusive… Continue

Added by Andrew Brennan on December 4, 2010 at 11:09 — 1 Comment

Origins Ireland

I am BC Provincial Coordinator for Origins Canada. I would like to help start up a group in Ireland for the mothers who were incarcerated in maternity homes in Ireland and had their children taken by forced and coerced adoptions. Was wondering if there are any groups like this that have started up yet?

More Info on Origins Canada

Added by Hanne Andersen on November 28, 2010 at 19:00 — No Comments

Rite & Reason - Irish Times 2005

Bear in mind this was written in 2005 - before the publication of the Ryan Report.

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Kicking the church more fun than facing real problems

Rite and Reason:

Is it not strange that we are devoting so much energy to inquiring into the abuse of children half a century ago when there is so much that is…

Added by Andrew Brennan on November 24, 2010 at 13:00 — 4 Comments

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