The Shame of Ireland
Speech on Patrick Street Cork by Christopher Heaphy on 28 May 2009
congratulations on a very fine and excellent oration!
Hypocrites is all these people are Chris, and nothing more. Prayers are a fat lot of good to anyone. Are these people living on the same Planet as ourselves? Obviously NOT. Acts of reparation my A**E. And they have the Nerve to call themselves Christian.
hello Christopher. yes indeed. i agree. i do not think the guilty (abusers) should be setting the "healing and renewal " agenda! there is truth in the idea of "hitting them where it hurts". ie in their pockets. a deal was done and that government gone? present government supports change?
in my experience many people who call themselves christians are NOT!
I am 75 next birthday and I left ireland 54 years ago as itwas the best thing fom me. But I still feal the pain even now. We are still waiting for justice. words fail me for the abuse and mental torture I went through, and it will stay with me for the rest of my life. Also I had to go through life without knowing my MOTHER or FATHER or any other members of my familey and still dont know to this day.
hello John. i can relate very much to all that you have said. the pain can affect people in so many ways. infact the pain can affect people in so many ways they may not realize it is indeed child abuse related. not having a mother and a father can screw all future relationships with people. there are only so many political partys in Ireland. it would not be at all difficult to identify which of these political partys were (ARE?) involved in destroying the lives of thousands of Irish citizens (?) and are involved (still) in covering up their child abuse crimes. crimes against the most vulnerable children in Ireland (Ireland's Holocaust). crimes against humanity. the people involved in these crimes (child abuse politicians and their lackeys) should not be immune from prosecution.
Hi mr heaphy. I have just seen your video about your time in the industerial school, and I agree with everything you said.I was in two of schools and I know first hand of what you and other children went through,the SEXUAL ABUSE, MENTAL TORTURE, STARVATION, AND THE BEATINGS. The beatings were very humiliating as it was done in front of the whole school, you were striped naked just for the sexual gratification of the christian brothers. I had to endure this for 13 years, as a 3year old I was put into St Patricks Industerial school Kilkenny till i was10years old then onto St Josephs Ferryhouse Clonmel, My only crime was that I wandered away from the Counth Home for that i got a jail sentence of 13years in the industrial schools. I was born in the County Home and never new my MOTHER or FATHER or my MOTHERS PARENTS, even to this day75 years wondering who they were. Wat a way to treat a person. Ithas been a very hard strugal all my life, Icould not make any friends I JUST COULD NOT. So I belive all the funds that the CATHOLIC CHURCH paid to the GOVERMENT should go to the SURVIVORS not to other so called charitys for SURVIVORS for them to wast. The REDRESS BOARD MANAGE TO TAKE QUITE A BIT FOR THEMSELFSat 780euro per day soon mounts up even if they work 4 days a week, there yearly wage would be 149,760euro thats quite a lot more than I GOT FOR 13YEARS of abuse.Where is the justice in that , the peopel who never suffered get most. That is why I THINK THEY SHOULD BE ABOLISHED and give the SURVIVORS what they deserve, not what a panel of fat cats think they are worth.When you think what funds go to the likes of RIGHT OF PLACE ,-SOLICITORS-and REDRESS BOARD and the GOVERMENT a lot more SUVIVORS could be payed out.
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