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Lads please sign this

st signed the petition, “Before 16 June Comment on Irish recommendations re. Institutionalised Child Abuse.” I think this is important. Will you sign it too?

Here’s the link:…


Added by micheal on June 14, 2017 at 18:14 — No Comments

Lads we have our good friend Rob in a spot of bother let's help

I have known Rob for years and he has fought tooth and nail for survivor's, now he is in need of our help, he is virtually homeless and jobless and waiting on government support to kick in in April, Rob has run this site on his own dime all these year's and now needs a little help from his brothers and sisters, please use the donate button to send a little help I am kicking it off by sending 10 euros via the donate button, thanks everyone

Added by micheal on March 24, 2017 at 10:00 — 34 Comments

Copy of email sent to caranua appeals

February 2, 2017, 4:55 PM

How do you sleep at…

Added by micheal on February 2, 2017 at 17:03 — No Comments

Enough is enough, 3 years waiting on caranua, preparing for hunger strike.

I have tought long and hard about this, it came down to a toss up between this and a walking protest i have decided on this as i can keep my privacy intact, it will begin at this time one week from now as i will need a week to prepare my body for it, i am not doing this lightly and am preparing for a long stint. I will be posting regular updates here along with a daily pic of my feet on a digital scales once i begin. It has been 3 years of torture dealing with caranua and this is what is has…


Added by micheal on January 6, 2017 at 0:07 — 17 Comments

And we are back :-)

Dear Micheal,


Ms McGuinness wrote to Minister Bruton on your behalf. Please find the response attached.


Kind regards,

Attachment was the standard response from minister we have all seen many many times, my reply back,

Hi Katie, just so you understand, caranuas internal complaints procedure is merely window dressing, i have tried to engage with caranua along with many others on our issues for years now, the complaints have never been…


Added by micheal on September 13, 2016 at 10:34 — No Comments

Appeal info


Added by micheal on July 22, 2016 at 16:37 — No Comments

The curious case of grace

Noonan: I have no memory of lobbying by foster home


Added by micheal on July 2, 2016 at 12:00 — 85 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

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

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

A challenge for caranua

I first applied to caranua 2 and a half years ago, so i challenge any staff member to come visit me, spend a few days with me and see just what my life is like and then explain to me how 43 million has been spent in our name and yet here i am still waiting, badly in need of medical help amonst other things. Michael

Added by micheal on May 25, 2016 at 19:06 — 2 Comments

Changes coming to caranua,–_june_2016

Wonder whats in store for us this time. Michael

Added by micheal on May 23, 2016 at 17:20 — No Comments

Caranuas human rights and discrimination abuse

Any survivor who was refused housing support because they live in private rented housing has been discriminated against, the bulk of the fund is spent on housing.

Caranuas payment process which only deals with service providers and refuses to pay the grant to survivors themselves, as they deem us not capable or not trustworthy to handle this ourselves is a breach of our human…


Added by micheal on May 22, 2016 at 0:20 — 2 Comments


The key functions of the RISFB as defined in the Act include:

The payment of grants to former residents in order that they may avail of approved services, which include; mental health services, health and personal social services, educational services and a housing support service. It will also promote understanding, among persons involved in the provision of approved services and publicly available services to former residents, of the effects of abuse on former…


Added by micheal on May 20, 2016 at 14:45 — 4 Comments

A survivors charter for caranua any one interested in putting it together

Hi all caranua has there customer charter, why dont we put together a charter of our own all sign it and send it in to them,

It could include stuff like,

Any possible discrimination arising from guidelines must be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

Survivors must be given the same human rights and treated in the same manner as any other group.

Lay persons \ non medical professionals cannot go against the medical advice and direction provided by a medical…


Added by micheal on May 20, 2016 at 12:42 — 9 Comments

My latest complaint to caranua

Firstly you discriminate against me, why i wonder, is it because i have a mental health issue, you know discrimination is against the law. You take years to provide me with some token help, heres me telling people that there are some good guys in caranua guess you fooled me David, to refuse a survivor dental work that is so badly needed is a scandal which you guys will have to answer for, you by virtue of your payment process regard us as subhuman again breaching our human rghts, your policy…


Added by micheal on May 17, 2016 at 13:46 — 1 Comment

Refused dental treatment this morning by caranua

Heres me thinking we were getting through to them, bigger fool me, my teeth are in a pretty bad way, so needless to say im pretty upset no reason given just refused, its a low blow. Guess they dontlike itwhen you call them out over there bullshit. Well il keep fighting, ive been doing it since feb 2014 but wow, 

Added by micheal on May 17, 2016 at 12:47 — 8 Comments


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