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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 Margaret Treanor Quinn on September 7, 2016 at 19:43

         hello to everone .    any more news about pensions for survivers  

Comment by jack colleton on September 7, 2016 at 19:57
Comment by Rob Northall on September 7, 2016 at 23:36
This is just a discussion about the possibility!

To achieve consensus should we ever be asked what Survivors Actually want?
Comment by jack colleton on September 7, 2016 at 23:37

Absolutely.  Indeed.

Comment by micheal on September 8, 2016 at 0:30

Agree totally 

Comment by Ken Doyle on September 8, 2016 at 1:17

I did contact a few TDs but got no where. Most Irish TDs are just a waste of time.

Comment by pauline jackson on July 28, 2017 at 11:09

We worked in these instutions. Thay dident pay staff for the upkeep of the instutions or for making rosary beads and all the rest . We worked without pay many hours per day. Many did this work for years. So yes we do deserve a pension. Had we been adults working for private companys it would cause scandal and uproar including by newsspapers but it goes unnoticed. The nuns werent bothered at all. And thay made money by vaccines trails. Charity business pays well for the so called do gooders.

Comment by jack colleton on July 28, 2017 at 11:34

So Much Abuse Lies Behind 'Charity'

Comment by jack colleton on July 28, 2017 at 11:35

Many A 'Charity' Needs Victims To Keep "Going"

Comment by Graham on July 28, 2017 at 12:24

a pension would be very helpful for me too,ive managed to scrape by up to this age of 51 

i dont receive any dole money because i work as a musician and thats great,im not complaining

but i have never made enough to pay into a pension fund, the first 20 odd years of my adult life was destroyed with fear and self loathing because of the abuse i suffered while being in st Joseph's salthill galway  

i believe its only fair that all of us should be entitled to a pension ive suffered enough...shut caranua down and invest the remaining moneys in pensions for survivors we dont need new teeth and glasses and a back massage, we need to know that our future wont be as grim as the past. 

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