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Started this discussion. Last reply by tommy Rhattigan Apr 12. 480 Replies

TO ALL SURVIVORS,As Minister Jan O’Sullivan is new to her job, would it be at all possible that we could band together and ask the Minister to meet with a group of survivors so that we can voice our…Continue

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tommy Rhattigan replied to Barbie's discussion To All Survivors!!!!!!
"Perhaps it would also be an idea to ask where all the VAT they have claimed has gone to. Has this gone back into the funds? I have asked but I still haven't had an answer. "
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Apr 10
pauline jackson commented on Barbie's blog post State must allow institutionalised people access to personal files
"Keeping files in order wasent done by the religous in the institutions thay ran."
Feb 6
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"hi jack, hope all is well haven't seen you on for awhile!!"
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"To All, wishing you Peace and Joy this Christmas and may the New Year be fill with love and happiness!"
Dec 20, 2018
Barbie commented on Rob Northall's blog post Man sent to industrial school as boy for stealing food and coin wins Supreme Court case
"They are a bunch of scum bags, the religious orders, state and all that go with them! Unfortunately, I thank at this stage we will never be free as they are still controlling everything."
Dec 15, 2018
Graham commented on Barbie's blog post Christian Brothers to pay final €8.8m owed to abuse survivors' fund
"I personally have no objection to donations to children's hospitals, make a wish Foundation,ect ect ect, but I definitely have an objection to caranua having anything to do with these contributions and their methods of distribution, they have…"
Nov 28, 2018
Graham commented on Barbie's blog post Christian Brothers to pay final €8.8m owed to abuse survivors' fund
"That's a strange thing to happen, as I spoke to Mr Ned costllo, in and around this time and the only suggestion I put to him was" do the right thing" after pointing out a few home truths, I shall be watching with a keen interest how…"
Nov 28, 2018
Barbie commented on Barbie's blog post Christian Brothers to pay final €8.8m owed to abuse survivors' fund
"I have nothing against the New Children's Hospital, but the surplus of any money owed to survivors of abuses needs to be given to the survivors. We have survivors out there with nothing! In the article it stated help with housing needs I have…"
Nov 18, 2018
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Christian Brothers to pay final €8.8m owed to abuse survivors' fund

Katherine Donnelly November 16 2018 2:30 AMThe Christian Brothers have committed to paying the final €8.8m instalment to a €110m fund for survivors of institutional abuse.They are one of a number of religious congregations that have contributed to a statutory fund…See More
Nov 18, 2018
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Oireachtas committee likely to request independent investigation into Caranua

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 07:14 PMBy Niall MurrayA State body's dealings with the institutional child abuse victims it was set up to provide support for is to be the subject of an Oireachtas committee request for an independent investigation.Despite assurances from the Department of Education that problems experienced by clients of Caranua are mainly a thing of the past, TDs and…See More
Nov 16, 2018
Barbie replied to Rob Northall's discussion ‘One Of The Lowest, Dirtiest, Most Mean Spirited Political Tricks’
"Not a bit surprised as a survivor myself from the residential abuse -  survivor and advocates of the mother and baby communities should have learned from what happened to us and the way we were treated by the state and religious - although…"
Nov 8, 2018
Barbie commented on Barbie's blog post Abuse survivors need a truth-telling process - Zappone
"Minister Zappone, survivors need someone that will listen to them and help them with each of their specific needs - not all survivors needs are the same. We have all told the truth and one government after another in Ireland have ignored survivors…"
Nov 5, 2018
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Nov 5, 2018
jack colleton commented on Barbie's blog post Statement of Caranua in response to Sean O’Rourke radio show
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Oct 25, 2018

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At 23:13 on September 21, 2014, georgina price said…

Hi Barbara. i do agree with you, but will it happen!!!

At 19:29 on May 21, 2015, Elizabeth Nicholas said…

Hello Barbara,   just to ask how did the meeting go with the minister yesterday,  did you manage to mention caranua.  As you say our money will dry up sooner than later and I'm sure there are lots of us that still need help, in my case its financial help but they are not very forthcoming but am not giving up.  Liz

At 11:05 on August 7, 2015, Elizabeth Nicholas said…

Hello Barbara, good morning hope the weather is as nice there as it is here.  We have been looking after our Grand daughter Lilly for the last 2 weeks as her child minder is on holiday,  she goes home today so I can get some housework done properly.

Anyway,  any news with the meeting with the minister yet,  we as survivors cannot sit back and allow our money to float away if I lived any closer I would accompany you but I am in the UK. Good luck with that and keep in touch.   Liz Nicholas

At 17:01 on May 19, 2016, shep said…

Hi kid, I lost contact also, other stuff needed dooing ,still does, so hoear you were unwell, sorry to hear. Hope you are better than before. We must meet, as I am very aware that nothing is secure. Not even shure if my news is relevent, suffice to say, I am glad I used the pen and not the phone to communicate with caranua.  

At 13:34 on June 25, 2016, shep said…

Hi, lost the plot again, any up date, you were to have a meeting with someone, how did it go, it is scary how they are changing things, almost under the table, if it was not for this site, I for shure would be in the dark. Also not shure how many are around my area, and how many could attend a meeting of our own,, I'm shure we could get a central meeting place, and Invite some of the media, and give anyone who wants, a chance to speek, What think you. If there is a way of finding out how many are around, perhpas Athlone could be a venue..It is central, near train and bus, and so on.

At 23:22 on July 10, 2016, Mary theresa Doyle said…

Thank you.

At 19:20 on July 31, 2016, james fox said…

thanks barbara i have being saying oll along that caranua is running out of our money we

that suffered in state sponcered prisons will now get nothing oll our money is being spent

on big wages .mary higghans and her croneys have worked it out that in 2 years there will

be nothing left the vulchers in caranua have picked every penny off the bones and will

make sure there is nothing left for us . james fox 

At 18:59 on August 23, 2016, james fox said…

thanks babara for the names of the 4 of the survivers employed by caranua .james fox 

At 15:09 on August 24, 2016, Barbie said…

you're welcome!!

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