The Irish High Court ruled this week that it…
Added by Rob Northall on February 13, 2011 at 11:30 —
From the record of Dail Eireann
Maureen O’Connell, a deputy of the… Continue
Added by Andrew Brennan on January 16, 2011 at 13:05 —
Below is a copy of an email that I have sent to the Media today
Pope Abuses Victims’ of Child Sex Abuse
Initial Source - Pope Abuses Victims’ of Child Sex Abuse at… Continue
Added by Rob Northall on December 31, 2010 at 13:00 —
Human Rights Commission
Ireland has committed itself to promoting and protecting human rights. The Irish Government must report on a regular basis to the United Nations (UN) on the extent to which it is meeting these obligations. In October 2011, Ireland will be examined by the UN under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Under this new and innovative review process: Continue
* Ireland will report on its…
Added by Andrew Brennan on December 21, 2010 at 16:25 —
Catholic institutions still owe the State hundreds of millions of euro in contributions that were promised after the church abuse scandals, according to new figures obtained by the Labour party. Continue
The figures show that out of €348m pledged last year in cash and property after the Ryan report, just 6% has been handed over. No property has been transferred.
More than €26m is still outstanding from the original Indemnity Deal.
Under that deal, negotiated in 2002, the…
Added by Rob Northall on December 18, 2010 at 0:16 —
Since publishing my Book five years ago I have had enormous pleasure in giving Talks on my Memoir. I do not have an acting Agent, but by self promoting my book on the Injustice in Ireland on Irish Children by the Religious and Government.
I have talked to the W.I., Townswomen Groups, victim Support Groups, The League of Jewish Women, Book Clubs and my most emotional talk yet was when I was invited to Talk to the SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCOUST IN NORTH LONDON. THERE WAS SUCH EMPATHY FROM… Continue
Added by Kathleen O'Malley. on December 14, 2010 at 18:00 —
Colm Daly, Ard Ri, Counsellor to the Assembly of Eire, Sept Uí Dalaigh,
Living in Exile, PO BOX 16 Buri Ram Post Office, Buri Ram 31000
Kingdom of Thailand Phone: +66800500312…
Added by Colm Daly on December 11, 2010 at 11:25 —
letters from the Department of Education setting out the serious neglect of children at Newtownforbes industrial school, Co Longford,were presented to the Commission on Child Abuse. The letters catalogued attempts by the Department to improve conditions at the school. Sr Margaret Casey, leader of the western province of the Mercy Sisters, testified to the Child Abuse Commission and admitted that many of the children found their time at the school to be "harsh, impersonal, abusive… Continue
Added by Andrew Brennan on December 4, 2010 at 11:09 —
I am BC Provincial Coordinator for Origins Canada. I would like to help start up a group in Ireland for the mothers who were incarcerated in maternity homes in Ireland and had their children taken by forced and coerced adoptions. Was wondering if there are any groups like this that have started up yet?
More Info on Origins Canada http://www.originscanada.org/
Added by Hanne Andersen on November 28, 2010 at 19:00 —
Bear in mind this was written in 2005 - before the publication of the Ryan Report.
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Kicking the church more fun than facing real problems
Rite and Reason:
Is it not strange that we are devoting so much energy to inquiring into the abuse of children half a century ago when there is so much that is… Continue
Added by Andrew Brennan on November 24, 2010 at 13:00 —
THOUSANDS OF MEN deserted the Irish Defence Forces during the Second World War to fight with the British armed forces. Some did so because of their feelings about fascism, some because they were bored, others for better pay. When those who surivived the war came home they found that, as well as dismissing them from the Defence Forces, Éamon de Valera’s government had, more damagingly, blacklisted them from all state jobs. [… Continue
Added by Andrew Brennan on November 16, 2010 at 15:44 —
In the last week the dpp has dropped 4 charges of child abuse against a priest in Cloyne also the exbishop for his role in covering up!! Continue
What message is this sending to the victims who complain how long more can people take of this sorry to the victims is no good?
Action needs to be taken?…
Added by Rob Northall on October 29, 2010 at 13:30 —
Charlie 'The Hare' Maguire was one of the dwindling number of survivors from Ireland’s gulag of the 1940s – the industrial school system. A powerless man seemingly perceived as a rural outsider, he spent nearly two-thirds of his life in the custody of the State, and died after nearly half a century as a patient in St Davnet’s hospital in Monaghan.
Charlie Maguire was born in 1933 on a small farm at Knockroe, near the Co Cavan… Continue
Added by Andrew Brennan on October 23, 2010 at 15:27 —
There's a 20 second ad ... before you get a chance to kick McQuaid.
Added by Andrew Brennan on October 18, 2010 at 17:00 —
He seems to have tackled the issue of child abuse in the diocese head on ... he seems more transparent and approachable. More humane in other words.
On the other hand he hasn't demanded that his predecessor be arrested for the conspiracy that enabled the cover-up! Sure he has demanded that bishops, who were found at fault in the Murphy Report, should resign - but he has no problem sitting down with Drennan - nor it appears has he any problem (publicly) with Cardinal Brady. Brady is… Continue
Added by Andrew Brennan on October 18, 2010 at 15:52 —
NINE BILLION euros worth of tax breaks enjoyed by the Catholic Church in Italy could be in breach of European law and may have to be repaid, it has emerged.
The development is the latest blow to an institution that has been rocked by an annus horribilis, following the global clerical paedophilia scandal and investigations into money laundering. The European Commission (EC) has said that tax relief on 100,000 Italian properties claimed by the Holy See since 2005 was under the… Continue
Added by Andrew Brennan on October 14, 2010 at 10:33 —
Some Autumn Day:-
It was the time of the year when we'd be off picking the spuds and other "edible" stuff weaing our boots with leather laces, no "wet weather gear" I 'm afraid Fr. O'Reilly - a priest at the Commission seems to have been under the impression that in the Industrial Schools we had clothes for all seasons!
We'd start… Continue
Added by Andrew Brennan on October 11, 2010 at 21:04 —
the abuse was in the early 70s in a school in dublin by the priest who was headmaster. Continue
Added by Anna Brown on October 5, 2010 at 11:30 —
I was abused by a few of the black-garbed monsters. One guy in particular was a voracious scumbag.
It was in Ferryhouse.
The year was 1967.
The month was March.
My abuser was a Brother of the Rosminian Order.
His name: Br. O'Hanlon.
Added by Andrew Brennan on September 22, 2010 at 20:20 —
Many children who were placed into Residential Institutes were never
heard of again, they never came home. It was as if they had been
spirited away, vanished from the face of the earth & this indeed is
most odd as it states in the "KENNEDY REPORT
" published in 1970
that 238 children absconded from these… Continue
Added by Andrew Brennan on September 20, 2010 at 12:36 —