Hi Marylou, I just watched the you tube video of Richard Boyd Barrett TD from 2012 that you posted - Its such a pity that the Government didn't listen to what he had proposed for the Fund - The went along the road of CEO's and boards wasting the fund on management and staff and most certainly did not take any survivor of their families into consideration.
Hi Marylou, well done on all the emails you have sent to the politicians - I am also doing the same with very same responses. It is of my opinion that the Church and State (Irish Church and State and their peado rings through the world) have found a way to RECOUPE all of its money giving to survivors. In Ireland the Government of Bertie Ahearn protected the Church, Nuns and Priests with his Agreements made between Government and Religious Orders
2002 - The Indemnity Agreement
As part of the 2002 Residential Redress 18 religious orders struck a deal with the then Minister for Education, Fianna Fáil's Michael Woods, to transfer €128m in property and cash. In exchange, the orders were guaranteed indemnity from civil prosecution.
The 18 Religious Orders:
The Rosminian Institute of Charity
The Dominican Order
The Sisters of Mercy
Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
The Presentation Brothers
The Religious Sisters of Charity
The Christian Brothers
The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul
The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge
The Brothers of Charity
The Daughters of the Heart of Mary
The De La Salle Brothers
The Sisters of St Clare
The Presentation Sisters
The Sisters of St Louis
The Hospitaller Order of St John of God
The Sisters of Nazareth
The Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
Both An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and President Mary McAleese made speeches apologising on behalf of the Irish state to the victims of child abuse.
11 May 1999 An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern made an unreserved apology on behalf of the Irish state to the victims of child abuse.
“On behalf of the state and all its citizens, the government wishes to make a sincere and long overdue apology to the victims of childhood abuse for our collective failure to intervene, to detect their pain, to come to their rescue...’all children need love and security’. Too many of our children were denied this love, care and security. Abuse ruined their childhoods and has been an ever present part of their adults lives reminding them of a time when they were helpless. I want to say to them that we believe they were gravely wronged, and that we must do all we can now to overcome the lasting effects of their ordeals. “
IT WAS ALL LIES AND WE ARE ALL STILL BEING IGNORED, NOT LISTEND TO, AND MAKING US STILL LIVE THE ABUSE OVER AND OVER BY A CORRUPT SO FUND (CARANUA)