The Shame of Ireland
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.…Continue
Like you I too am a survivor of sexual abuse while in the care of the state. Today I have been left disabled with many medical problems from an abusive childhood back in Ireland. Many of us have been left with nothing but disability benefits from the abuse we suffered in Ireland. I myself have had to go on disability benefit because I had no medical coverage here in America. I live on less than five hundred dollars per month which does not cover my bills. I received…Continue
I have today written to Clare daly
Having looked into Irish Mother and Baby homes we know that the treatment of the mothers and children kept there was sub-standard, to put it mildly. Women and girls were kept against their will, had their names changed in the home, often had their hair cut, were given no pain relief during labour and had their children taken away from them. Children in Mother and Baby homes had a mortality rate that was up to five times higher than that in the general population. We know there were…Continue
For those of you who have been following the Horrific Exposure of the 796 Dead Babies in Tuam
This News Story may be of Interest?
Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan: announced establishment of Commission of Investigation into mother…
Martin Power recently resigned from the Board and David Lane has taken the place left by him.
The board is still not constituted as prescribed by Law!!
NOW Paddy Doyle has resigned from the Statutory Trust Fund Board.
It would be long before I was born that my Grandfather sat in a Pub in the Rhondda Valleys trying to have a quiet pint after a long hard shift at the Coal Face, for he like most of the working men of his village was a Collier.
The Pub was full of the hum of conversation about the long day underground, when my Grandfather said in his deep gruff voice “There’s lots of Coal being dug tonight Lads”
The Pub fell into an uneasy silence for one or two minutes…Continue
I hope this is a temporary hitch? as there is so much there that means so much to many Survivors!
A report into the Vatican's treatment of children will be presented to the United Nations this autumn - 14 years later than originally planned.
The Holy See was supposed to submit a progress report on the…Continue
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I'm looking for a DVD copy of an RTÃ documentary entitled "States of Fear" by Mary Raferty. Can anyone help?
I have been email a link to this Report of the Meeting with the Minister for Education and Skills
Written by Micheal J Walsh Wednesday, 27 July 2011 12:49
Meeting with Minister re: Statutory Trust Fund
The opening segment of the meeting was an address by Minister Quinn, to all in attendance, which you can read a copy of this here.
After this it…
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indings from the Commission of Investigation into your Diocese are as follows:
YOU misled a previous inquiry and gave a false account of how YOU were handling allegations
Between 1996 and 2005, YOUR diocese failed to report nine out of 15 complaints made against priests, which ‘very clearly should have been reported. The most serious lapse was the failure to report the two cases in which the alleged victims were minors at the time the complaint was…
I move the motion.
The revelations of the Cloyne report have brought the Government, Irish Catholics and the Vatican to an unprecedented juncture.
It’s fair to say that after the Ryan and Murphy Reports Ireland is, perhaps, unshockable when it comes to the abuse of children.
But Cloyne has proved to be of a different order.
Because for the first time in Ireland, a report into child sexual-abuse exposes an attempt by the Holy See, to frustrate an Inquiry in a…Continue
IN JUNE 2009, just over a month after publication of the Ryan report, Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly spoke candidly about 20th century Irish society. “If things were hidden, they were hidden in clear sight, the crocodile lines of boys and girls that streamed out of the institutions, the certain knowledge that corporal punishment at the very least was practised therein, the incarcerated Magdalene women in their Madonna blues and whites who walked the open streets of towns and villages in church…Continue
The archive apparently contains stunning data on abuse allegations dating over several years, related correspondence, clerical responses and the diocesan handling of the…Continue
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…