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Rite & Reason - Irish Times 2005

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…

Added by Andrew Brennan on November 24, 2010 at 13:00 — 4 Comments

De Valera Incarcerated Children of anti-Nazi Fighters

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 — 11 Comments

The Director of Public Prosecution must Act, and ACT NOW!

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!!

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 — 29 Comments

They Brutalised the Humanity of Children

Judge Ryan. Appointed to a thankless task where the civil and religious authorities both seemed determined upon blocking the work of the Commission into Child Abuse, Judge Sean Ryan produced a 2,500-page report into institutional abuse, every measured word a howling indictment of Ireland's care for its children. His finger pointed unwaveringly at the might of Church and State, becoming a towering allegory for justice denied and delayed, proven…


Added by Andrew Brennan on May 30, 2009 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

238 Missing Children

MissingThis is a featured page


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 — 4 Comments


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