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Mr Granville Inspector of Industrial Schools for the Department of Education

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Comment by Rob Northall on May 9, 2016 at 20:21

In the 1970s, Graham Granville took over as the Department’s General Inspector. His reports were also very favourable of the living conditions and the premises and accommodation. However, Mr Granville was concerned about the lack of qualifications of the staff and the change in the type of child that was being admitted. A lot of the children were categorised as "disturbed". Proposals for the group home system were advocated, and sanction was given, but these plans were not carried through until the 1980s.[8]

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Comment by Teri on May 10, 2016 at 10:37

Lots of reading here - Dr Ann - From Dept of Education seemed to have done her best but noted again and again that children were not being fed proper meals - Granville comes along and praises the sisters for all they do - Horrific - A nun well known as being drunk in pubs and going to nightclubs? Bringing little children into her room to sleep with her...No Prosecutions - sure who would believe such stories from the UnHoly Alliance?  Department of Education did seem to keep on at "them" the nuns - all they were short of doing was going down and thrown them, the nuns, out - which they should have done, of course.

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