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July 2004 Archives

Extracts from the Times

Ex-Brother gets court order preventing trial A former Christian Brother has secured a Supreme Court order preventing his trial on two charges of sexual assault against a boy in an industrial school on dates between 1964 and 1966. The Supreme...
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Hearings on Friday 23 July 2004

"Dear Mr. Justice Ryan, In view of the way in which the work of Ashling was misrepresented to the Commission by one of this week's witnesses, I feel that it is necessary to set the record straight. For this...
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The Alliance Committee are glad to report that the average monthly visitors to our website is now 1,831 and is still rising each month. Your views and opinions are very important to us and we would like to thank you...
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Appearance at the Hearings

Christine Buckley of the Aislinn Centre appeared at the Hearings on Friday before Mr Justice Sean Ryan. Ms Buckley stressed that compensation was far less important to victims than receiving an apology from those who hurt them. We are unable...
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Extracts from the Independent

Slowly pulling the curtain back on an era of tragic institutional abuse ............................When Dear Daughter hit our screens in 1996 its story of life at Goldenbridge Orphanage outraged the country. When States of Fear was broadcast in three parts, again...
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Extracts from the Hearings

Priest defends how order ran reformatory Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent There was never any excessive physical or sexual abuse at St Conleth's reformatory at Daingean, Co Offaly, which was closed in 1973, the investigation committee of the Commission...
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Emergence of clerical sex abuse as issue due to media, commission told Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent The investigation committee of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse was told yesterday that the emergence of clerical child sex abuse as...
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Extracts from the Papers

Church's awareness of sex abuse examined Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent The investigation committee of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse was asked yesterday to investigate when the Catholic Church first became aware of child sex abuse involving members...
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Another View

Madam, - The plaintive cry of Ms Mary Raftery, in her article "O Brothers, where art thou?", (July 8th) begs the answer, "O Sister, did you try the phone?". Personally, I find, although the Christian Brothers she so desperately seeks...
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Extracts from the Irish Times

St John of God's cannot establish abuse claims as fact, hearing told Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent The St John of God congregation had not been able to establish as fact any complaints made against members where the abuse of...
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News from the Hearings

Brothers o'Authoritarian atmosphere' prevented claims of abuse Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent An "authoritarian atmosphere in schools and institutions made even credible people afraid to complain", said Brother John O'Shea, regional leader of the Brothers of Charity in Ireland and...
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The Nuns' Story

Latest from the Religious Deal with the Government (The above link will take you to the original article in The Irish Times, which is reprinted below. Note that you must subscribe to The Irish Times website to access.) Renegotiation of...
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Brothers Laspe of Memory ?

From the Irish Times (The above link will take you to the original article in The Irish Times, which is reprinted below. Note that you must subscribe to The Irish Times website to access.) O Brothers, where art thou? Mary...
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Religious at Hearings

Religious to be questioned on agreement. (The above link will take you to the original article in The Irish Times, which is reprinted below. Note that you must subscribe to The Irish Times website to access.) Religious to be quizzed...
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Brothers Statement

The Statement by the Christian Brothers on Friday the 2nd of July was very significant. Brother David Gibson, Northern Province leader of the Christian Brothers congregation, disclosed that 30 files containing reports of abuse in various Christian Brother?s run Institutions...
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The Government's View

Government's View (The above link will take you to the original article in The Irish Times, which is reprinted below. Note that you must subscribe to The Irish Times website to access.) Ahern pledges to 'see it all through' on...
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Ahern Addresses Hearings

Government Views (The above link will take you to the original article in The Irish Times, which is reprinted below. Note that you must subscribe to The Irish Times website to access.) Ahern to explain child abuse apology Patsy McGarry,...
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Sisters Report

Sisters Report (The above link will take you to the original article in The Irish Times, which is reprinted below. Note that you must subscribe to The Irish Times website to access.) Sisters give evidence on abuse cases Patsy McGarry...
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Christian Brothers Lost Files

Rome Files on Institutional Abuse (The above link will take you to the original article in The Irish Times, which is reprinted below. Note that you must subscribe to The Irish Times website to access.) Rome HQ files reveal 30...
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Abuse report

Details of abuse (The above link will take you to the original article in The Irish Times, which is reprinted below. Note that you must subscribe to The Irish Times website to access.) Allegations of abuse at Dominican orphanage 01/07/2004...
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Latest from the Hearings

Hearings report...
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