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Hi Friends

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 no education as a child growing up in Tullamore. We do not deserve this. We have been left disabled because of the Irish governments failure to protect the child's right to safety. Every Irish survivor of these schools should be receiving some form of pension so as at least they can put food on their tables. They are the ones who left us disabled and they should be covering our disability. I think if enough of us contact all TDs in Ireland and tell them that we all deserve pensions if we have been left disabled . Like I said if it was only enough to cover your food shopping every week it would be something. Today when this crossed my mind I decided to start off my emails. I sent my first email to Finian Mc Grath (IND)  . Please follow suit and send him an email and ask him to bring it up on the Dail floor. If enough of us write emails we can get support from a few TDs who have spoken out for survivors in the past. You can email Finian at

finian.McGrath@oireachtas.ie        Please let us know what kind of response you get back from him.

                                                                                                Thank you      Ken Doyle

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Comment by Graham on June 27, 2016 at 11:32
The more I think about it the more sense this idea makes as far as redress is concerned
I'm gonna talk to a solicitor about this whole situation. I am not a beggar and I certainly will not tolerate the way my human rights are being abused yet again.
Comment by Breda whelan on June 27, 2016 at 18:38
I'm thinking about going to see a solicitor because I'm not sure if it would apply to me despite not having any emotions from my mum that adopted me still to this day I still try and try she showered her own children but I was ignored made it very clear to her siblings that I wasn't one of them I don't have any relationship with them I live my own life hard as it is at times but good on you rob I'm still in the dark
Comment by james fox on June 27, 2016 at 19:20

good idea rob we should work toards this and close down caranua. james

Comment by micheal on June 27, 2016 at 19:32

Email sent and my full support, Michael

Comment by HELEN MORAN on June 27, 2016 at 19:53

I think the pension scheme  is the best way forward and the most fair as each and everyone one of us suffered some sort of abuse even if they were lucky enough not to have been sexually abused the impact of the abuse suffered by their fellow survivors who were abused would have been very traumatic too.  I know when I saw other kids being beaten with sticks and punched how it affected me. I was also beaten and punched and abused by the system. When my head is in a good place I will definitely take up the challenge and hope you all do the same. 

Comment by Mickey Finn on June 27, 2016 at 20:04
I think yes a pension is the way forward, but I don't think that we should be putting in any amount per week etc. I think that an independent body should set the payments based on the amount that would be required for survivors to be able to live comfortably into old age.
Mickey
Comment by james fox on June 27, 2016 at 20:08

i just got a email from richard bruton td minister for education . saying he will look into my complaint regarding

mary higgens and caranua and its running or the lack of it . james fox

Comment by Rob Northall on June 27, 2016 at 20:38
Hi Mickey the amount is an amount on top of Welfare or State Pension and start from the End of Caranua Backdated (I propose). Surprised no one has mentioned Medical Cards?
Comment by Rob Northall on June 27, 2016 at 20:48
I'm no economist but £150 may turn out to be €220 as things are more expensive in the Republic also.in the States it may have to to have a premium for Health insurance. Only those living in those areas will know what's needed
Comment by micheal on June 27, 2016 at 20:52

Rob i tend to agree with you, i think we have all had a belly full of boards, get in get it done, simple is best, i personnally have had enough red tape for 10 life times.

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