The Shame of Ireland
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…
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
VICTIMS: A STATE agency that will provide compensation as well as support services to victims of abuse will be up and running by January, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn said yesterday.
It is hoped legislation to set up the statutory fund to provide support for people abused as children in residential institutions will be enacted in the autumn, said Mr Quinn.
Speaking to victim support groups, representing people who had been in residential institutions as…Continue
BERTIE AHERN should be forced to explain why his government made a deal with the Church that taxpayers would pick up the bill for compensation to child abuse victims, say campaigners.
Survivors of clerical abuse have called for a special Dail inquiry into the 2002 deal that Mr Ahern and his then Education Minister Michael Woods agreed to, which left the taxpayer to pick up a ¤1bn compensation bill for the Catholic Church.
Enda Kenny's criticism of the Vatican this week marks a significant milestone on Ireland's journey away from being a mono-Catholic state into a 21st European republic
Enda Kenny, who this week launched an unprecedented attack on the Vatican. Photograph: Isopix / Rex Features
There are two parallel revolutions taking place on either side of the Irish Sea that will radically…Continue
PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent
Representatives of some of the 18 religious congregations that managed residential institutions for children investigated by the Ryan commission may not attend a meeting with the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn next Friday in protest.
They have been invited to the meeting to discuss a €200 million shortfall in an expected 50:50 contribution by them to costs incurred by…Continue
Sunday July 17 2011
Well, well, well, Bishop John Magee. Truly you are one of the most glorious examples of supreme idiocy in human history. As proven by you actually thinking you might fool all in the end, including God.
The Cloyne Report is the beginning of the end of all Vatican and Catholic…Continue
As those of you who have been here from the beginning; the Website was a gift from Jackie and her Mum to the Survivors.
It was paid for 1 year and I was offered the Administration of it which I have done to the best of my ability.
That year ends on the 20th July 2011.
I am in the process of taking ownership of the website. (which is proving to be difficult)
The Question is does it continue?
The cost for another year is…Continue