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In August 2010 I set up the Shame Of Ireland Twitter Account to Promote the Continued Injustice of Survivors of the Industrial Schools because;
The Irish Government and the Religious Orders had Drawn a line under it and decided it was Settled &
The Public perception fuelled by the media was that Redress was very Generous, and that the whole issue had been Dealt with!
What does the Twitter Account do?
The Account is not a Spokes Person For Anyone; it acts as a Mouth Piece Sharing Blogs and discussions from the Website; it also acts as a mouth piece for others!
After nearly 5 Years the Account has 3,000 GREAT followers who actively Support the Account and Share Tweets; they tolerate my ramblings and in Return I support the other Accounts Covering Abuse issues from Ireland and around the Globe!
I also Support Social injustice in Ireland and avidly support the Right2Water Movement and other causes that try and help the disadvantaged of Irish Society.
Being given the Opportunity to Embarrass the Church State and Irish Justice System gives me enormous pleasure; as they have continued to Abuse Survivors.
What has the Twitter Account Achieved?
The First thing I would like to say is NOTHING!
“The Account has achieved nothing in its own right!”
With the Magic of the Followers it has had its Small triumphs!
Justice for Noleen
We help raise Global Awareness of the
#justicefornoleen assisting Cynthia to get over 10,000 Signatures on her Petition which was duly ignored by the Irish Justice Minister!
The Tuam Babies
When the Tragic Tale of the Tuam Babies re-emerged in the Polish Pres; and the Irish Press were ignoring it we brought
#800DeadBabies to the attention of the Irish Media and Citizens. This Resulted in the Government setting up a Whitewash Inquiry of very Limited Scope using the Discredited McAleese Report as a source document.
But at least they were “Shamed” into doing Something?
“We brought 2 Sister together that had never met!” One the Sisters wasn’t even aware of the others existence; and then we left them to themselves to get to know each other slowly.
Justice for Magdalene’s
This Account has always Supported “Justice for Magdalenes” and interestingly this and “Survivors who Stand Together” are the only 2 Survivors Support Group that will actively engage with this Account.
We also actively Support Bethany Home Survivors in their fight for justice and have a Good working relationship with them.
I think to me that Speaks Volumes about Survivors Groups?
Recently the Irish Justice Department issued Medical Cards Clearly Identifying Survivors of the Magdalene Laundries we said “This is a Breach of Confidentiality!" and within days the Government made a U Turn!
I am in no way saying that this account is wholly responsible for any of the above what I am saying is it has paid a part!
To that End I would like to say a big
THANK YOU To ALL the Twitter Followers!
Of which there are over 3,000
In the last 14 Days over 1,980 people have read content shared by the Twitter account and there have been 1,071 visits to this website 346 of those being from Twitter!
If you would like to have a go on Twitter I have written a Short Guide Tweeting on Twitter <just Click it to get started?
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