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Glin Industrial school survivor says he won't hand over files despite legal threat from Christian Brothers

Added on March 16, 2017





 Glin Industrial school survivor says he won't hand over files despite legal threat from Christian Brothers

A survivor of Glin Industrial School fears that valuable records on children who were resident there will be destroyed if they are returned to the Christian Brothers. 

Tom Wall has been threatened with legal action by the Christian Brothers if files which he donated to University of Limerick are not returned to them. 

UL has refused to hand over the files without Tom's permission or a court order. 

Tom, who claims he was given permission to hold a number of records when searching for his own file more than forty years ago, says he offered to make copies for the Christian Brothers but that offer was turned down. 

The files contain a mix of the schoolchildren's medical records, letters from their parents which they never received, court documents and school reports. 

On that basis, Deputy Niall Collins believes the Christian Brothers' claim that the files are their sole property is a tenuous one..
  

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