The Shame of Ireland

The Shame of Ireland

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UN committee on torture criticise Ireland's treatment of Magdalene workhouse victims

The UN committee on torture has criticised the Irish government for not pursuing criminal prosecutions against those involved in the ill treatment of women in the Magdalene laundries.

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Added by Barbie on August 12, 2017 at 10:00 — 13 Comments

New Maternity Hospital

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris said the compulsory purchase of the site is ‘not the solution’.

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Added by Barbie on April 26, 2017 at 21:00 — 4 Comments

Investigation into Bill Kenneally

The former national basketball coach is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.

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Added by Barbie on April 26, 2017 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Information Caranua and PAC this Coming Week

Committee of Public Accounts.

By the nature of its role as the public spending watchdog, the Committee of Public Accounts is one of the most powerful Oireachtas Committees.

It has a key role to play in ensuring that there is accountability and transparency in the way Government agencies allocate, spend and manage their finances and in guaranteeing that the taxpayer receives value for money for every euro spent. 

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Added by Barbie on April 7, 2017 at 9:00 — 4 Comments

On the RTE News Today



13% of redress scheme cost paid so far - C&AG report



The State originally gave the religious congregations an indemnity in 2002, limiting their contribution The State originally gave the religious congregations an indemnity in 2002, limiting their… Continue

Added by Barbie on March 9, 2017 at 16:00 — 7 Comments

Spending on abuse survivors falls

The Government said it had sought a contribution from the Catholic religious congregations of approximately €725m The Government said it had sought a contribution from the Catholic religious congregations of approximately €725m



Survivors of institutional child abuse in industrial schools received…

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Added by Barbie on February 16, 2017 at 21:30 — 14 Comments

Advocate for Suvivors Mark Vincent Healy on Pope Francis Planned Visit to Ireland 2018

comments made by Mark Vincent Healy on survivors after an announced visit of the Pope to Ireland, I have added the full report on rte news this evening.

Meanwhile, Mark Vincent Healy, an advocate for survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy who has met Pope Francis in the Vatican criticised the manner of the Taoiseach's announcement today.

He dismissed Mr Kenny's claim that the Church under Pope Francis has significantly improved its response worldwide to survivors and…

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Added by Barbie on November 28, 2016 at 20:09 — 6 Comments

BEYOND REDEMPTION? A WOULD YOU BELIEVE? SPECIAL

seen this being advertised on RTE this evening! I am gob smacked!

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Added by Barbie on October 13, 2016 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Four child sex abuse survivors who took their own lives last year were waiting for treatment

The report from One in Four found that, in many cases, the victim is blamed for the abuse instead of the perpetrator.

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Added by Barbie on October 12, 2016 at 19:00 — No Comments

Lets Have a Protest on their Day of Prayer

http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/1006/821759-day-of-prayer-abuse-survivors/

Lets have a protest at the venue for their day of prayer for abuse survivors - We might get noticed then!!!

Added by Barbie on October 12, 2016 at 15:50 — 5 Comments

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