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Important update on Right of Place Second Chance


Right of Place Second Chance recently sent out a Newsletter and plus two other letters to Survivors.


The following important points need to be given careful consideration if you received their letter asking you to join them.


A Survivor would be a fool to apply for membership to this organization now, given their past track record.


If you look at their past record of ROP/SC, you will see that the only people who benefit from belonging to this organization are the Board of Directors, and who they employ.


YES, you guessed right, the employees of the Company ROP/SC are very closely related to the members of the Board of Directors.


The newly appointed Director of services for ROP/SC is none other than the Son of the Chairman of the Board of Directors Mr. Michael Walsh.


The New Director of Finance is the Daughter of a deceased member of the Board of Directors.  Ms. Edel Desmond (NEE Tracey)


These two top appointments come with a hefty salary, and neither are filled by a Survivor.


The photograph on the front page of their Newsletter shows a former member of the Board of Directors, and his son. Both of who now work for the company.


So, unless you have a blood tie linking you with the Board of Directors, applying to join this organization would in fact be a complete, and utter waste of time. They will even charge you Ten Euros (€10) to support this private organization.


ROP/SC has received over Four Million Euro (€4,000,000) in funding and today they still receive over Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euro (250,000) a year.


NOT one single cent of that money has been used to offer assistance to Survivors. So why would any Survivor want to join them, or pay a subscription to be part of them.


All the money that they received in funding has gone in Wages, and Expenses. You only have to look at their Financial Statements to see where the money has gone.






On page one of their Newsletter when they talk about the Trust Fund.


 Instead of fighting strongly on your behalf against the long delay in setting up the Fund; they use the word “Unacceptable”.


They then go on to accept on your behalf a delay of over Ten months.


They even want you to “understand” that because the Board (RISF) meets only once a month, there is nothing they can do to speed up this process.  Yet!!  they receive massive funding to ‘fight for your rights’.  After all it’s your money we are now talking about.


On a different subject now; in their Newsletter,  they inform us that they have opened a new “National Healing Center” in Waterford.


The Church wants to ‘Heal Us’ because it suits them to portray us as wounded animals.


Now, our own (ROP/SC) wants to offer us ‘Healing Services’ also.


The Lambh Healing Center that was in west Cork also betrayed our mental soundness by selling out to the Religious Orders.


ROP/SC has now entered into a  “Memorandum of Understanding” with the Church and Religiously funded organization  “ Towards Healing”, for services.


Yet !! Least they forget; was it not the Church and Religious Orders who committed crimes against Survivors?


Now we have Right of Place Second Chance entering into an “Understanding” with these same Institutions.


The people, who run Right of Place Second Chance, have absolutely NO idea of WHAT they are doing, or WHO they are selling us out to.


Revulsion springs to mind here.



To finish on a final point, the minutes of the AGM held in Galway last December, along with the Financial Report has yet to be published on their website.


Only 3 months to the next AGM when we hope that the present Board of Directors will step down, or be voted out.


This organization which has never helped Survivors needs to be disbanded.


If you agree with me then please feel free to add your comments to this Post, and please tell ALL of your survivor friends.


If you include an email I will personally communicate with you. My email is:



Thank you for reading this very important update.


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There is a Petition to Stop Funding Right Of Place;

you can Click the link bellow to  Sign it?

Stop: Right of Place Second Chance: Stop right of place second from...

I am not the Sponsor of the Petition, but thought you would like to know it is there?

The religious orders &the irish government haven been given millions to all the group leaders for the last 12years . The money was to keep the survivors in there place.. I Why are they taking more of the tax payers money all over again
No survivor will get any. Benefit
Mary Henderson

Thank you Mary, you are part of the Silent Majority on this Website, Thank You for speaking out!

As you know I campaigned for a long time to stop the Statutory Trust Fund and have been dormant on this for sometime. I think I got slightly Ground down and Burnt out. But feel I gave it my Best shot.

I am hoping in the next week to get back in the saddle, and start highlighting issues. Also Developing a petition, or series of Petitions. I will set up a working Group to collaborate on petitions.

Hi Rob, im sorry i dont have a copy of the Summer 2012 Newsletter. I am not on their receiving list, and will only send it out to those chosen few seemingly. Sorry about this.

I have heard that the HSE have asked that this Petition be taken down!!

I am waiting for Confirmation of this to be added to this Discussion?

Hopefully it will be posted soon?

The HSE do NOT have the authority to ask that anything be taken down from any Website. Who the hell do the HSE think they are?

Hi Mossie

Can you embed  a copy of the Summer 2012 Newsletter into this discussion so others can read, Digest and Comment on it?

I have scoured their website and it is not there??

If you are having difficulty, send me a copy and I will do my best to embed it.

ThanX in advance!

Sorry it is the 2013 Newsletter you mentioned, Silly me and my Typo!

Did NOT get that one either Rob. As before, ROP only give that info to their chosen few

 It is right that this organisation should be closed down. It has done nothing for survivors in the past, and I don't think it will in the future. This RoP/SC is only a way for some people to make a living out of the suffering of other people and is just a waste of good resources and money, money that could be better spent on the real victims of abuse. This is a lot of money that should go to the survivors. If all survivors flood the minister for HSE WE MIGHT GET HIM TO LOOK INTO THIS. His email address is ( William.

Willie Mc Alllister is no longer in charge of the funding any more. He has moved on, and incidentally did absolutely NOTHING but fund a shower of Gangsters while he held the position. He did Nothing for Survivors ever, and Never listened to anyone but Crooks.

Hi Rob Northall, Bro Jack and everyone time we rid ourselves of Group Crap, like ROP/SC who are thieving scum. And do you still reqire assistance ( monetary) with Shame of Ireland site. Oliver. Please reply.



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