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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 Thornton on November 2, 2015 at 9:36

I will keep all this in mind when my head is in a good place. Right now it is not. Maggie

Comment by jack colleton on June 4, 2016 at 23:48

Awesome Post Ken!

Comment by robert on June 15, 2016 at 12:49

Nice one Ken great to see others writing up support

Comment by Robert Harrington on June 22, 2016 at 11:10
Comment by Rob Northall on June 26, 2016 at 18:52

As Most of You know I'm Not a Survivor !

I have been listening to Survivors for 6 years now!

I did suggest a Pension way back when I was Fighting to Stop the Establishment of the Statutory Trust Fund!

I am Proposing that Caranua is Shut!

I Propose a Pension of £150 per week Tax free that doesn't affect Welfare Payment.

Payable from The Date the Deal is Struck or Caranua is Closed which ever is first!

Paid and Linked to the Cost of living to the Country you live in!

I propose that his Pension can be Transferred to your Surviving Long Term Partner or Spouse on Notification of Death.

To include Children a further Tax Free Indexed linked Sum of £40 for the FIRST Child and a further £25 for each Child until the Age of 21 or the Age of the end of Higher Education is where you live?

This is a Walk away Deal and Includes Repealing the 2002 Indemnity Deal

I believe that this will give Survivors a Sense of Recognition and Justice!

I welcome your opinions on this matter?

Comment by Graham on June 26, 2016 at 19:12
That's an interesting idea for all survivers
Then we no longer have to beg for our right to be equal
Comment by seanie morrison on June 26, 2016 at 19:40

Sounds fair to me Rob. Margaret Thornton, whats the matter are you OK ?

Comment by jack colleton on June 26, 2016 at 20:19

Would Trust Fund Accounts Be Needed To Be Opened To Protect Current And Or Future Benefits Entitlements?

Comment by Ken Doyle on June 27, 2016 at 1:15

Nice one Rob. They owe us and we have lost many oppertunities in life because of their failures to protect us.The least they can now do is help put food on our tables.

Comment by robin ohn on June 27, 2016 at 11:17

we need all survivors all to stand togeather on this let the past begone but wee always have too live with what they  done too us the breaking up of caruina is the only way we going too get the pension it ours by right not them fat cats to tell us when we can have it 

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