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August 2004 Archives

Cost of Representation?

Tribunal legal fees not to be cut until September 2006 30/08/2004 New reduced fees for tribunal lawyers will not come into force for certain existing tribunals until September 2006, The Irish Times has learned. By this time some of the...
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New Series on Radio

Radio 4's award-winning investigative history series Document returns on Monday 30th August with five fresh stories. Scroll down the page for information on each programme. PROGRAMME 1: Monday August 30th THE GUINEA PIG KIDS When drug companies these days...
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Extracts from the Irish Times

Co Down priest steps down pending investigation by PSNI Carl O'Brien and Pat Tierney 23/08/2004 A Catholic priest in Co Down has stepped down from his ministry pending the conclusion of an investigation by the PSNI, it emerged yesterday. The...
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Correction in The Times dated 20th August 2004

Madam, - A report by Patsy McGarry in your edition of July 23rd, quoting Ms Christine Buckley, relays an inaccuracy in relation to the Alliance committee and myself in particular. The Alliance did not discuss any details of child abuse...
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New Extracts from The Irish Times

Child abuse scheme to cover 30 more centres Carl O'Brien 18/08/2004 Thirty institutions are set to be added to the Government's child abuse compensation scheme in a move which will expose the State to further compensation claims. Department of Education...
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Once Abused- Your abused For Life

Real issue is scale of sex abuse 18/08/2004 On Sunday morning a friend and former colleague phoned. She had read a piece in the Sunday Independent criticising my Irish Times column of last week on the issue of child abuse....
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In the Beginning !

Church's loss of authority started in 1950s, says academic Frank McNally 18/08/2004 Parnell Summer School: The extent of the recent decline in the Irish Catholic Church's authority can be blamed in part on the nature of its power in the...
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Time for Change

Victim Support The Alliance Victim Support Group has asked that all funding from the Government to Support Groups should be conditioned on them having in place healing and reconciliation. We have also asked that at the time for the publication...
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Many Irish were from the Institutions

State's 'neglect' of Irish in Britain criticised Frank McNally 16/08/2004 Hostility to Irish emigrants in England was until very recently compounded by "the myopia of the Irish state and the neglect displayed towards them by their homeland", a British MP...
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Extracts from the Independent

Victims of clerical sex abuse dealt with individually Catholic bishops are currently referring clerical sex abuse victims to the National Counselling Service (NCS), or Faoiseamh, ahead of setting up their own national victim support service, the Irish Independent has learned....
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A Timely Reminder

An abuse of public money? The head of one victims? group has accused others of being more interested in state funding than supporting the people they are there to help, write Siobhan Maguire and Dearbhail McDonald It was the last...
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Not the Whole Story

The Alliance Committee Complaint about the Article by Mr Patsy McGarry dated 24 July 2004 Letters to the Editor The Irish Times, 10-16 D?olier Street Dublin 2 28 July 2004 Madam, Your correspondent, Mr Patsy McGarry?s article in your newspaper...
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Not the Whole Story

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 Irish Times

Clerical abuse charges withdrawn Patsy McGarry Religious Affairs Correspondent The DPP has withdrawn serious sex abuse charges against a former Christian Brother after the accused man successfully challenged the allegations at a Redress Board hearing on May 15th last. In...
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A New Way Forward ?

Bishops plan new group to assist sex abuse victims....................THE Catholic bishops are considering setting up a national pastoral support system for victims of clerical abuse which could include an element of financial redress, the Irish Independent has learned. It is...
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Extracts from the Newspapers

State could face ?600m bill for child abuse Liam Reid The State is facing a compensation and legal bill relating to child abuse at orphanages and industrial schools of more than ?600 million, figures from the official State compensation scheme...
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Right of Place look to New Horizons

Extract from Irish Voice (New York) Newspaper Thousands of Irish people like Patrick and Carmel living in the United States could be eligible for monetary compensation from the Irish government if they lived in state institutions well-known for widespread physical,...
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More extracts from the Times

Psychiatrist's court evidence examined Carol Coulter, Legal Affairs Correspondent Five complaints against a child psychiatrist, all relating to evidence given in family law proceedings, are being investigated by the Medical Council. However, they may not be able to proceed because...
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Price of Support

Sex-abuse support group defends costs The One in Four group, which is run by and assists people who have been sexually abused, has defended the projected annual cost of salaries for its seven core staff members for this year. It...
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