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Mary Higgins Contract with Towards Healing Paying the Church With Survivors Redress from the Church

Lets make this perfectly Clear!

Towards Healing is ALREADY Funded by the Catholic Church to Counsel Survivors of their ABUSES!

Why has this Good Catholic paid the Church for Something the Church already pays for for Survivors?

This has never been Sanctioned by the Caranua Board of Trustees

This Woman MUST GO NOW!

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Comment by Úna Walsh on June 21, 2016 at 20:20

Same old, same old, the Catholic Church hand in hand with the Irish state, to the impoverishment of the Irish people.

Comment by jack colleton on June 21, 2016 at 22:57

Fair And True Comment Una.

Comment by Marylou on June 28, 2016 at 10:11


Madam – In last Sunday's edition an article under the headline 'Church still evades moral accountability' stated that our congregation had "flatly refused" to make an additional contribution towards the costs incurred by the State in its responses to abuse in industrial schools.

On the contrary, our congregation committed to making an additional contribution which in December 2009 was valued at €117,506,800 composed as follows: to Cara Nua, the independent trust for former residents: the sum of €20,000,000 cash plus properties then worth €11,590,000; to the State: properties then worth €80,856,800; and to the voluntary sector: properties then worth €15,060,000.

This contribution of €117,506,800 was in addition to the sum of €33,091,114 which had already been contributed and the ongoing commitment of the congregation in contributing to the funding of Towards Healing.

Sr Margaret Casey,

Congregation Leader, Sisters of Mercy

Clondalkin, Dublin

Comment by jack colleton on June 28, 2016 at 11:56

 €117,506,800  = 117 Million Plus?

 €11,590,000    = 11,  Million Plus?

Comment by Marylou on June 28, 2016 at 12:09

Jack added that link dont know what it means so i just put it up 

Comment by Rob Northall on June 28, 2016 at 12:26
Facinating that they Contributed to the Establishment of Caranua in 2009!

When? Before the Consultation with Survivors on its establishment!

No wonder it was forced on Survivors but NOT by Minister Quinn but by the Abusers of Children
Comment by Marylou on June 28, 2016 at 12:33

well spotted rob

Comment by Marylou on June 28, 2016 at 12:59

Came across this site rob

Fighting for funds

Nova: the government agency established in 2000 to deal with the support groups. Nova got €460,000 from the Department of Education in 2001-2003

Aislinn Centre: Set up in 1999 by Christine Buckley. Since then it has received €184,279.56 from the state

One in Four: Set up by Colm O’Gorman. It received €504,000 in 2003

Right of Place: Since it was formed in 1999, Right of Place has received €1,422,476.91 in government funding

Le Cheile Eile: A small, Navan-based support group, it has received €4,000 in government support

Irish Soca: A support group run by John Kelly, it receives no public funding

Soca UK: (No link with above). Led by Mick Waters, it has assisted 1,500 Irish victims resident in Britain and received €162,382

Alliance for the Healing of Institutional Abuse: Led by Tom Hayes, it represents over 300 victims and has received €49,288 in government funding

Right to Peace: A Clonmel-based support group chaired by Michael O’Brien. It has received funding of €35,000

Outreach: A British-based support service which has received €1,357,696


Comment by micheal on June 28, 2016 at 13:19

See this is the problem in a nutshell, agenda's driven by vested interests, survivors need to forget about funded groups, i would work for free to help survivors because it is something very important to me, only in that context could survivors best interests be uphelp fully and fairly, once it becomes about suckling at the teat of gov funding to enable your lifestyle you have given up any real notions of help and are merely jumping through government hoops to access the cash. 

Comment by Marylou on June 28, 2016 at 13:28

The sad thing is they are getting well paid living the high life and in all of this survivors are forgotten no wonder the government wants to do business with these groups only when your on the payroll, thats why the shame of ireland is vital it has survivors at  the centre up front no hidden agendas 

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