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September 2005 Archives

Priests and paedophilia

Friday September 30th 2005 Sir - Your recent article 'Pope to issue hard-line directive banning gays from priesthood' (World News) may be suggestive that there is some link between pedophilia and gayness. From my experience of dealing with sexual...
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Love A.G.M. Saturday November 5th.Dublin City and Support Call.

The Let Our Voices Emerge organization is now two years old. We've come a long way from the original FHH story three years ago, the joining together of the ex-Industrial School Inmates in the forming of L.O.V.E to push...
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Took sex abuse victim 25 years to come to terms with 'episodes'

Wednesday September 28th 2005 A victim of sexual abuse told Sligo Court how it had taken him 25 years to finally come to terms with the negative episodes which his abuser had inflicted on him. The man also told the...
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Church set to act on new child protection policy

Thursday September 29th 2005 THE Catholic archdiocese of Dublin is to begin recruiting up to 200 "representatives" to implement a new national child protection policy in every parish. The policy has yet to be approved by the Vatican, but...
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NOVA REVISED ARRANGEMENTS

Revised arrangements in operation from 27 September 2005 Information & Referral The information and referral service and Education Fund application process provided by the NOVA Office will, in future, be provided solely by mail, e-mail, telephone or, if required, by...
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"Nora Wall and RTE".

Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 00:53:30 +0100 (BST) From: Rory Connor Subject: Fwd: NORA WALL and RTE To: Information RTE CC: Joe Little , Lynn Davis , elaine.conlan@rte.ie, jennifer.taaffe@rte.ie, john.mcmahon@rte.ie, lorelei.harris@rte.ie, ocallaa@rte.ie, Eithne Hand RTE Radio , tom.mcguire@rte.ie, Morning Ireland...
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Off the register: how sex offenders manage to evade detection

Carol Coulter, Legal Affairs Correspondent 24/09/2005 The introduction of a sex offenders' register here in 2000 was widely seen as an important weapon in combating serious child abuse. However, it does not necessarily stop offenders passing freely from one...
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Airbrushing suffering of Artane boys from records

The Christian Brothers may have much to be proud of, but we must not allow what happened at Artane to be obscured, writes Diarmaid Ferriter Last Thursday, giving evidence before the Investigation Committee of the Commission to Inquire Into...
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To the Editor of the Irish Times

Ms. Geraldine Kennedy Editor Irish Times 22 September 2005 Dear Ms. Kennedy, On 1st December next the Court of Criminal Appeal are hearing Nora Wall's application for a certificate declaring a miscarriage of justice arising from her quashed rape conviction....
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CORI RESPONSIBILITY

It is about time that CORI pressed for a Tribunal to enquire into the Redress Board and false allegations of child abuse (like the Kaufman Tribunal in Nova Scotia). Did Jesus apologise to the Pharassies? You owe something to the...
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NORA WALL STORY

Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 22:56:15 +0100 (BST) From: Rory Connor Subject: Attachment to: NORA WALL (formerly SISTER DOMINIC) To: Editor Irish Times CC: Vincent Browne , Paul Gillespie , Eddie Holt , Letters Irish Times , Breda O'Brien ,...
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ABUSE OF THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS

BY Sigmund Fraud If I have offended thee I can only apologise however as to knowing my subject I think I am well qualified to put my case. We are currently going through a case here in the UK...
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Visiting the Residential Redress Board

Once you have been given a date to Attend at the RIRB Alliance suggests that you avoid staying at AVOCA House. This will ensure complete anonymity for you. If you are in any doubt as to any arrangements made for...
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"The Last Word"

Radio interview on 'The Last Word' with Mannix Flynn, ex inmate of Letterfrack and Florence Horsman Hogan of L.O.V.E can be accessed on www.todayfm.com. To access the programme join the listeners club, click on the 'on air' button, than click...
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RESIDENTAL INSTITUTIONS REDRESS BOARD

Madam, - In relation to recent correspondence between One in Four and Let Our Voices Emerge (Love) regarding whose interests are met by the Residential Institutions Redress Board (September 5th and 9th), I would like to state that for...
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Artane not an abusive institution, says Brother

Artane not an abusive institution, says Brother 16/09/2005 A senior leader of the Christian Brothers has said that the congregation accepted there were instances of physical and sexual abuse carried out by individuals at the industrial school in Artane...
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Brother slams negative view of Artane school

15 September 2005 12:26 A representative of the Christian Brothers has told the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse that from the late 1980s a negative picture of Artane Industrial School was painted and that media coverage was seriously unbalanced....
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Many sex offenders unregistered, says group

14 September 2005 19:54 The National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA) has said the number of sex offenders living in the community could be significantly higher than that on the Garda Register. Speaking at a conference in Dublin,...
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Artane - False claims

The Let Our Voices Emerge charity (supporting all people claiming false accusations of child abuse against them, including the Religious of integrity) take issue with the substance of an interview on Pat Kenny Show, Tuesday, 13th September. Mr Kenny, while...
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Half of prostitutes abused as children

Carl O'Brien 14/09/2005 A study has found that half of 22 women working as prostitutes in the Dublin area reported being sexually abused as children. The women, who were aged between 17 and 26 and interviewed mostly in Mountjoy...
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Exonerated clergy 'should think of suing their bishops'

Tuesday September 13th 2005 PRIESTS cleared of child sex abuse allegations but who nevertheless have not been returned to ministry should consider suing their bishop in order to restore their good name, the head of the National Conference of...
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Former priest reveals his joy of life as a father

Sunday September 11th 2005 LYNNE KELLEHER THE former priest who famously helped Mayo to an All-Ireland final then left the priesthood, has revealed how becoming a father has been the most rewarding experience of his life. In 1996, Noel...
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Hearing into Artane Industrial School

The Investigation Committee of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse currently proposes to hold a public hearing in relation to Artane Industrial School, Dublin, on Thursday and Friday, 15 and 16 September, 2005. However, this date/time is subject to...
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FALSE ABUSE CLAIMS

FALSE ABUSE CLAIMS AND THE RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTIONS REDRESS BOARD Madam, - In whose interest does Colm O'Gorman, director of One in Four launch, such a petty attack on the Let Our Voices Emerge charity (September 5th)? And in whose interest...
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Group to sue over 'harm' to women by Ferns priests

Joe Humphreys 07/09/2005 A firm of solicitors is seeking compensation from the Catholic hierarchy on behalf of women who were allegedly "taken advantage of" by priests who breached their vow of celibacy in recent decades. The solicitors, who are...
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Office to cater for needs of priests

Wednesday September 7th 2005 THE Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, is continuing his reform of the diocese in setting up a special office to cater for the needs of priests. The move is announced in a letter to Dublin's...
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Series of Letters on Artane and Related matters

17 April 2005 Geraldine Kennedy Editor, Irish Times Dear Ms. Kennedy, I am enclosing some articles which I have written concerning Mary Raftery and her accusations of child killing and child abuse directed against the Catholic Church. In summary: The...
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Victims not served

Monday September 5th 2005 Sir - Your Review section article 'Childhood interrupted' tells the story of Kathleen O'Malley's account of her life in an Irish institution. I would have thought that the last part of the interview with the...
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Church wants costs for abuse inquiry

Dearbhail McDonald THE Catholic Church has submitted a ?significant? legal bill to the government for taking part in the first state inquiry into clerical sex abuse. The bill, which exceeds ?100,000, has been put in by the diocese of...
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Claims from abuse victims surge

By Evelyn Ring SURVIVORS of institutional child abuse are predicting that the number of applications received by the Residential Institutions Redress Board will rocket to 12,000 by the December deadline. The figure is double the number of applications that...
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Church gives new training in child policy

Saturday September 3rd 2005 THE Catholic hierarchy has given the go-ahead to a national programme aimed at training all relevant Church workers in the new and comprehensive child protection procedures agreed earlier this year. The procedures, which were agreed...
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Irish Charity to take legal action against the Irish Government

Irish Charity to take legal action against the Irish Government for an apology and or compensation on behalf of those accused in the Redress Board. I'm calling on all of our members who are going or have gone through the...
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Kathy?s Story: Is Truth the real victim?

Bestselling author, Kathy O?Beirne sensationally claims allegations of abuse at the hands of priests and nuns but has provided no evidence. Four Orders of nuns deny Kathy ever went to a Magdalen laundry. Now the Garda are investigating her...
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