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At 11:21 on December 30, 2013, jack colleton said…

Welcome Cynthia! 

At 15:20 on December 30, 2013, cynthia owen said…
Hi every one for those of you who don't know me I have joined this group because my father was taken into state care aged 2. With his two brothers and four sisters. Aged 12 he was hired out to a farmer to do 18 hour days. My three brothers and one sister and two more uncles were also in Irish industrial schools. My siblings and I suffered greatly being raised by my father. I have a blog and my face book name is Dalkey Sindy Murphy. Dalkey because I grew up in Dalkey where I was sexually abused by my father and two brothers and a paedophile ring I was sold out to. Sindy because that's the name people in Dalkey know me by and Murphy was my maiden name. I was mentally,verbally and physically abused in Primary school and had an application with The Commission to Enquire into Child Abuse for four years then they dropped Primary Schools from their remit. I have been campaigning against the Irish Government for 19 years for justice for the abuse I suffered and feel that my fathers upbringing in a Catholic run state funded was partly to blame for the horrific childhood I suffered I consider myself a child victim of the Irish Institutions because my father was turfed out onto the street at 16 and expected to then live a normal life within society, marry and raise a family, having experienced what he did. However I am NOT defending my father he had to take some responsibility which hw never did and he died an innocent man. I admire the many survivors both men and women who fight the Government to do this day and I can relate to their struggle having fought myself for 19 years against a Government who just wont listen .
At 20:22 on December 31, 2013, cynthia owen said…

Hi Jack, just finding my way round, so dont know if I was meant to post all that in here, my introduction?


At 14:24 on February 17, 2014, jack colleton said…

hello Cynthia!  good to see you here!  yes it is your Wall to post your stuff!  i have only just now noticed your post and your message to me!  

At 14:26 on February 17, 2014, jack colleton said…

i was not aware that the Laffoy / Ryan  inquiry dropped primary schools from their remit!

At 14:28 on February 17, 2014, jack colleton said…

i can relate to so much of what you have said above Cynthia! it seems that political parties are gangs people join in the hope of escaping prosecution and justice!  

At 2:35 on February 20, 2014, cynthia owen said…

Yes they heard from 85 witnesses from primary schools Jack, but then dropped everyone else's case the 85 witnesses were "sample" cases but do the maths, if 15,000 survivors applied from institutions, how many primary school applications might they have received??? Triple??? And I didn't see any mention of secondary schools, does anyone know anything about that??

At 19:15 on June 8, 2014, helen said…

Hello  my  dear,  I'm  miss  Helen,i  came  across  your  
profile  and  i  developed  interest  in  knowing  more  about  
you,i  would  like  to  know  you  more  better  feel  free  to  
contact  me  with  my gmail  email ( )
i  have  something  special  to  share  with  you  hoping  to  
hear from  you  soonest thanks  and  see  you  later

At 13:28 on October 16, 2015, jack colleton said…

Happy Birthday  Cynthia!

At 22:48 on October 16, 2016, jack colleton said…

Happy Birthday  Cynthia!!

At 18:48 on October 16, 2017, jack colleton said…

Happy Birthday  Cynthia!!

At 18:23 on October 15, 2020, Raymond Lambert said…

Hello Cynthia, Rob and everyone,

You're in the news again today Cynthia, and I wish you more success now, the truth and justice, especially as you are sure there are people on the ground who know the truth. You have been 'with me' ever since I set foot in Ireland, and like a few others - such as the STARDUST (new inquiry comig) - have been part of my life. Maybe that's why I'm a bit obsessed with the level of lies and injustice in Ireland. One other such person is dear Paddy Doyle, who just left us last week. I considered him my friend and I'm sure he had touched many survivors during his campains and dedicated work. With regards to Primary Schools, Louise O'Keeffe is another great hero of out times.

I wish you well Cynthia, and also extend my warmest thought to all on this page.

Raymond Lambert


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