The Shame of Ireland
It would appear that Paddy Doyle has removed his well respected an well loved website "The God Squad"
This is the Link to the God Squad
I hope this is a temporary hitch? as there is so much there that means so much to many Survivors!
Either way I wish him well in his future endeavours.
I Understand that we all feel this matter has been dealt with as far as this Website is Concerned, but I have Felt Uncomfortable as I had to turn moderation on because it was taking over to such an extent that Survivors Issues were not being Addressed.
Mags White Posted a Comment and I was Concerned that Paddy was posing as Another person to negotiate the situation So I sent her a message as bellow
From You to Margaret (Mags) W… Sent Oct 23, 2013
I recently emailed Paddy Doyle about the fact that you are using his Personal Computer in his home, and that there was a comment awaiting Moderation from you.
He asked me to delete it??
I await your instruction?
Thank you for taking part in the discusions on the website.
As I did not get an answer? I have thought Long and Hard and in the Interest of Transparency this is the Comment!
Comment by Margaret (Mags) White on October 22, 2013 at 0:05
With regard to Clair Rose's comment. Isn't it time you realised that you're an adult. I presume - a dangerous thing to do - but yet you chose to follow Paddy, not just on Twitter or whatever. Paddy has helped thousands of people, man and women. His comment at the SNAP conference was a 'tongue in cheek' comment. He frequently uses that word 'wimmin' on Twitter as do others. I was at the SNAP conference and as a woman, I found his comment about "Wimmin" was just funny. So did the lots of the other. Incidentally, he was the only person to get a standing ovation. Woman and men in equal numbers, Perhaps you should read his paper delivered at the SNAP conference. Not once while I was around him have I heard him utter a disparaging comment about women. It seems to me that you 'fell' for him and it both of you got hurt. Putting on my psychologists 'hat' might I suggest you and he see if you can call a halt to the fences between you. He's hurt as much as you are. I write this as he's going into hospital again this week and the following week for possible serious spinal surgery. I know from talking to him that there isn't a bad bone in his body. Anyway, that's my piece. I now rest my case and say, there are no fences that can't be mended. It's up to the two of you to communicate and explore ways of being friends. If I've overstepped the mark Clair, I'm sorry. Mags.
PS. Perhaps I shouldn't interfere but I don't like seeing two people who could be great friends being torn apart I'm not trying to see if there is a way of at least emailing each other.
Mags seems to be highlighting a great truth here.
Paddy Doyle and several (was it 8 at the last count?) women feel for each other, obviously both parties got hurt, so it stands to reason Paddy Doyle got many times more hurt than the 8 or so women he was involved with and deserves ALL OUR SYMPATHY...
...on some planet...just not THIS one...
I write this without any prejudice
What People need to REMEMBER is Robert Northalls site has more TRANSPARENCY than Paddy Doyles any day, the MOST IMPORTANT POINTS BEING Transparency and BOTH SIDES of any argument were allowed to be published without any Interference.
BUT MOST OF ALL Robert Northall HAS ALWAYS SAID AND REINSTATED THAT IT IS OUR SITE SHAME OF IRELAND as HE KNOWS AS HE DESIGNED THIS SITE SO ALL SURVIVORS GET THE CREDIT FOR THE WORK THEY DID ON THIS SITE, GIVING THEM THEIR OWN PAGES TO PUBLISH AND to ALLOW DISCUSSIONS IMAGES AND VIDEOS SHORT NEWS IN BRIEF LETTERS POSTS AND MUCH MUCH MORE.
TO PROVE IT (( and he does NOT HAVE A CLUE I am writing this here so he will probably blush LOL when he reads it ))
TO PROVE IT IN TRUTH THIS SITE IS CALLED THE SHAME OF IRELAND and ALL ARTHUR'S ARE SURVIVORS THEMSELVES. NO PERSONAL CREDIT THERE NO FALSE CLAIMS NO PERSONAL NAME IN BIG CAPITALS
NOW the DIFFERENCE
PADDY DOYLE was in LARGE HEADING BOLD CAPITALS
THE GOD SQUAD
NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US.
This site was FULL only of SURVIVORS SUFFERINGS PAIN HURT ANGER GROUPS HSE WELFARE EDUCATION HOMELESSNESS NEEDS EXPECTATIONS STRUGGLES HEALTH POVERTY AND THOUSANDS OF QUESTIONS
PADDY DOYLE'S ANSWER?
HE FAILED TO MENTION HE WAS ON THE VERY BOARDS SURVIVORS WERE VERY VERY UPSET ABOUT. THE CARANUA AND THE MEMORIAL FUNDS
Being on the Board does not happen over night it must have been well planned and all hushed up as he had us all in the palm of his hand as we all bled our hearts out to his site.
I can understand survivors thinking as they even said (( great news we have someone on the inside there for us well done Paddy if anyone is to be there we hoped it be you))
OK THEN PADDY DOYLE I TRUSTED YOU ALL THE WAY FROM START TO FINISH OF YOUR SITE,
SO WHY WHY WHY DID YOU PULL YOUR SITE CLOSE IT DOWN, WHEN (( ALL SURVIVORS HAD EXPECTATIONS OF YOU TO DELIVER ALL THOSE HURTFUL STORIES, SERIOUS NEEDS, AND THOUSANDS OF QUESTIONS,))????
I DO BELIEVE PADDY DOYLE OWES ALL SURVIVORS AN EXPLANATION TO WHAT HE IS DOING WITH ALL THAT TRUST SURVIVORS PLACED IN HIS SITE.
WHERE IS ALL THE INFORMATION FROM THIS SITE?
WE SURVIVORS NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS TO BE DONE WITH ALL THIS SUFFERING SURVIVORS PLACED IN HIS TRUST AS HE DID PUBLISH NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US.
WAS THIS SITE AND ALL WHAT WAS WRITTEN HANDED OVER TO THE GOVERNMENT HSE CARANUA RELIGIOUS FOR RESEARCH?
WHAT EVER THE CASE PADDY DOYLE YOU PULLED THIS SITE DOWN FOR REASONS WE HAVE HAD NO CLUE ABOUT OR WHAT YOU WILL DO WITH ALL OUR INFORMATION YOU GATHERED KNOWING WE NEEDED SOMEONE TO LISTEN. YOU PLACED YOURSELF IN THIS POSITION BY YOUR TITLE PADDY DOYLE THE GOD SQUAD AND GAINED OUR TRUST AS YOU STRONGLY PORTRAYED ((( NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US )))
Yes Survivors did write from their own will but then you knew they were TROUBLED and HAD NO REAL REPRESENTATION but you knew your site was a PLATFORM for their views their anger their stress their pain hurt and struggles.
WE SURVIVORS NEED TO KNOW WAS YOUR SITE ALLOWED TO BE USED AS RESEARCH FOR PROFESSIONAL BODIES IF SO WHO?
Because to pull a site such as this without any reason or emails to the survivors involved is total lack of respect of the trust they all placed in you.
What hurt me most is finding you were on the Board of the Caranua and the Memorial funds without any explanation when you know we were very unhappy with the funds as they stood. Your sheer lack of information on your own personal feelings as you allowed us all to pour our souls that made your site famous as you seem to have all the credit and once again SURVIVORS WHO MADE THE SITE GOT NOTHING for their SUFFERINGS ONLY THE LIMITED CODE OF CONDUCT THREATS OF TWO UNWANTED FUNDS FORCED UPON THEM.
NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US ??????? NOW WHO DO YOU MEAN HERE ???
THE SURVIVORS THEMSELVES OR THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION CARANUA HSE and GROUPS?
BECAUSE THIS HAS TO BE DEALT WITH AND ASAP MR DOYLE
LET ME GUESS HERE, THE SIDE YOU WERE SITTING WITH, WHILE WE POURED OUR SOULS OUT TO YOU?
I think we also need to remember that if Rob had ever even so much as had a fleeting notion of the shennanigans that the Doyle fellow got up to for a hobby Mrs Northall would be frying him for breakfast along with a few sausages!!Not harm remembering that disability and an abusive childhood does not come bundled with a halo and wings!The corruption within the system is eyewatering.
Robert ... That Was Some Read! I used to post on Paddy's site until he deleted a post where i had used the word "nazi" !
Fair Comment Gaye About Disability And Abusive Childhood. We Are All Trying To Heal .. To Recover.
Mind you Jack, most of us do try a little harder to behave...ourselves...I hope...
Absolutely .. For Sure Gaye! Maybe Many Of Us Are More Well Behaved Than Many Other People And Sensitive And Loyal And Empathic too!
Paddy Doyle has died you can read the announcement at the following link
Site is still active!
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