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April 2005 Archives

Suicide of Victim of Abuse

Suicide of Victim of Abuse Date: 29/04/2005 To: independent.letters@unison.independent.ie Sir, I refer to the article by Ben Quinn in your newspaper to day. The Alliance Victim Support group very much regret the death of Mr Anthone Delaney this week in...
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Suspended jail term for priest who molested boy

Saturday April 30th 2005 A PRIEST who plied a boy scout with drink before sexually molesting him walked free yesterday after an 18-month jail term was suspended for three years. The judge at Downpatrick Crown Court told Daniel Curran...
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Viscountess Geraldine Jackson and Goldenbridge.

Gosh!, I read the story in last weeks Sunday paper about Viscountess Geraldine Jackson and her horrific time in Goldenbridge, Dublin. When I was there, there was an alter-ego of hers there too called Geraldine Jackson who?. 1 Didn?t...
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Liffey suicide is latest victim of abuse to die

Thursday April 28th 2005 A MAN who died after jumping into the Liffey in Dublin this week was the latest survivor of institutional abuse to have taken his own life. Anthony Delaney is thought to have thrown himself into...
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Legal firms got ?9m in abuse cases

Carl O'Brien, Social Affairs Correspondent 26/04/2005 Solicitor firms have been paid ?9 million in legal costs for representing victims of institutional child abuse in the State's compensation scheme, new figures show. One firm, Lavelle Coleman, which represented 89 clients...
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QUOTES OF THE WEEK

Saturday April 23rd 2005 "After the great John Paul II, the Cardinals elected me, a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord." Benedict XVI on the balcony in St Peter's Square, just minutes after being elected Pope...
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A Papal visit risks causing more division in our society

Saturday April 23rd 2005 THERE was a moment, among the plethora of interviews with which we have been bombarded during the past week of Papal celebration, when Cardinal Desmond Connell gave his views on the election of the new...
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New law to aid child abuse probe

A NEW Bill to streamline the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, was introduced in the Dail yesterday by Education Minister Mary Hanafin. The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (Amendment) Bill 2005 amends the 2000 Act and and...
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Abuse body not to have full hearings on all claims

Marie O'Halloran 22/04/2005 The commission investigating child abuse at State-run residential institutions will no longer have to carry out full hearings on every allegation of abuse, under legislation introduced in the D?il yesterday. Minister for Education Mary Hanafin said...
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Victims urge tough action against false sex abuse claims

A GROUP representing victims of clerical abuse has said it accepts that false abuse claims are being made "against some members of religious orders", and has called on congregations to "take strong action" against those making such claims. The...
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Institutional abuse could cost ?624m

Wednesday April 20th 2005 THE COST of compensating people who suffered physical, sexual and emotional abuse in child care institutions could rise to about ?624m, according to a new estimate from the Residential Institutions Redress Board. The Board anticipates it...
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?1.8m probe into orphanage vaccine trials still in jeopardy

Tuesday April 19th 2005 THE State probe into vaccine trials in orphanages in the 1960s and 1970s increasingly looks set to be abandoned - even though ?1.8m has been spent on it. The State has yet to appeal a...
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Church is haunted by scandal of sex abuse

Monday April 18th 2005 THE Roman Catholic Church is bracing itself for the award of record damages to the victim of a paedophile priest that could pave the way for a multi-million pound series of compensation claims. The case...
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Redress Board A Sitting Duck for Frauds and Chancers

March 21st 2005 Editor, Kilkenny People Dear Editor, RTE?s Liveline, and programmes on other radio stations nationwide, have in recent weeks aired the grievances of people who suffered physical or sexual abuse in state-run institutions at the hands of both...
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CARDINAL LAW'S MASS FOR THE POPE

Madam, - It is scandalous that the former archbishop of Boston, Bernard Law, was asked to celebrate Mass in St Peter's Basilica on Monday for the late Pope John Paul II. It is also scandalous that he accepted the...
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Secretive cardinals in denial

14/04/2005 It was one of those revealing incidents which laid bare a harsh truth about the papacy of John Paul II. In March 2002, the Vatican had finally acknowledged defeat in its efforts to remain aloof from the child...
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Symbolic protest as Boston cardinal celebrates Mass

Paddy Agnew in Rome 12/04/2005 Italy: As protests go, the one staged yesterday afternoon in St Peter's Square by Snap, Survivors' Network of those Abused by Priests, was very much of the symbolic variety. Barbara Blaine, president of Snap,...
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Alliance AGM

Annual general meeting of Alliance Confirmed as taking place at 2 O?clock on Saturday the 16th April 2005 in agreed location Copies of Agenda will be given to everybody at meeting Apologies by Telephone-Fax or E-mail Tom Hayes Secretary...
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Faith in religion 'has plummeted' in past ten years

Monday April 11th 2005 JUST 52pc of Irish people have said they have "a good deal of confidence" in churches, despite the outpouring of public grief for the late Pope. An international survey found that faith in organised religion...
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Cardinal Law to lead mass for Pope

10 April 2005 15:11 A US-based support group for sexual abuse victims has condemned a decision by the Vatican to choose Cardinal Bernard Law to lead a mass for Pope John Paul II. Cardinal Law resigned as Archbishop of Boston...
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Address at the Park

Saturday April 9th 2005 Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin, Eamonn Walsh, in his address urged those present to help bring people back to the Catholic Church. Predictions that more than 30,000 people would attend the "Sunset Service of Remembrance" proved...
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Council to audit state, church lands for social housing developments

Frank McDonald, Environment Editor 07/04/2005 Dublin City Council is to carry out a comprehensive audit of all state and church-owned land in the capital with a view to developing it for social and affordable housing. Brendan Kenny, assistant city...
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Diocese 'cannot afford' to pay abuse claimants Archbishop Martin: 'I don't have the cash' Friday April 1st 2005 THE Dublin diocese does not have cash to pay child abuse claims in the medium term and may have to sell...
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