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At 10:43 on May 21, 2016, jack colleton said…

Welcome  Marylou!

At 12:58 on June 14, 2016, Edith curley said…

Thanks Marylou for your comment. I'm still trying to figure out how to work the site, hence, I haven't like your comment cos I can't find the button. 

At 17:27 on June 14, 2016, Marylou said…

dont worry Edith i am new to it as well

At 16:07 on June 16, 2016, james fox said…

at last we are getting some were . never give up . james fox 

At 16:47 on June 16, 2016, micheal said…

James i got the same letter word for word, yet im still refused the medical and housing help i applied for, so you can imagine how insulting this was for me.

At 19:53 on July 28, 2016, james fox said…

i posted the info i got off caranua on the web page i hope this will be of use to you .

james fox 

At 23:55 on July 28, 2016, james fox said…

hi mary lo . if you can phone me on 0864046819 . i can supply you with data . james fox 

At 23:57 on July 28, 2016, james fox said…

michael if you can phone me on 0864046819 . i can provide you with data . james fox 

At 8:36 on July 29, 2016, shep said…

hi, can you forward to me me please.  

At 8:53 on July 29, 2016, micheal said…

Il give u a call around lunch time James thanks.

At 15:07 on August 3, 2016, Barbie said…

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.    

At 15:19 on August 3, 2016, Marylou said…

Hi Barbara My friend on Facebook sent me the video, the fact he raised this issue , only shows the failure of the government  to listen,

At 15:36 on August 3, 2016, Barbie said…

Hi Marylou, I just email him myself someone out there has to listen to us!!!

At 15:45 on August 3, 2016, Marylou said…

Good on you barbara

At 15:36 on August 6, 2016, Barbie said…

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:

  1. The Rosminian Institute of Charity
  2. The Dominican Order
  3. The Sisters of Mercy
  4. Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
  5. The Presentation Brothers
  6. The Religious Sisters of Charity
  7. The Christian Brothers
  8. The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul
  9. The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge
  10. The Brothers of Charity
  11. The Daughters of the Heart of Mary
  12. The De La Salle Brothers
  13. The Sisters of St Clare
  14. The Presentation Sisters
  15. The Sisters of St Louis
  16. The Hospitaller Order of St John of God
  17. The Sisters of Nazareth
  18. The Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

Government Apologies

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. “


At 15:56 on August 6, 2016, Marylou said…

Barbara we as survivors must band together and bombard them with emails,I will be travelling to Dublin to the TD clinics as well  

At 14:44 on August 15, 2016, james fox said…

thanks marylou i never give up . james 

At 14:48 on August 15, 2016, james fox said…

i got a email from the minister for misery mr bruton to day 15 . 8 2016 . he is on holidays

but he will repley to my letter when he returns .i will keep you posted james fox

At 1:28 on January 11, 2017, jack colleton said…

Happy Birthday Marylou!

At 2:00 on January 11, 2018, jack colleton said…

Happy Birthday  Marylou!

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