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July 2006 Archives

COONEY GOES BEYOND THE PALE


 
 


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MARY RAFTERY AND NORA WALL

Lady, Gentlemen and Scholars, The Nora Wall affair was the vilest perversion of justice in the history of this State. The Gardai sometimes try to "improve on" evidence against criminals or terrorists but at least they believe them to be...
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Activist ?helped fabricate? claims against Brothers.

Gardai probed false claims by member of sex abuse group. A Victim-support activist has been investigated by Gardai for allegedly helping a redress board witness to fabricate false accusations of abuse. Senior Gardai told ?Ireland on Sunday? a file...
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``Reflect here upon their lives''

We thank you for putting our piece dated 27th July 29, 2006 ?Suffer the Little Children? on your website. Tom, if the article below ?Reflect here upon their lives? is too much for your board will you let us...
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MARY RAFTERY AND BROTHER JOSEPH O'CONNOR

Lady, Gentlemen and Scholars, Barney O'Connell was Mary Raftery's "witness" in the Patsy Flanagan saga. He is also her witness in the case of Brother Joseph O'Connor. This article and the one that follows (concerning Dr. Frances Finnegan) are on...
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"Suffer the Little Children"

May we refer to Rory Connor and his continuous obsession to discredit Mary Rafterys book ?Suffer the Little Children? published in November 1999 and the TV series ?States of Fear (April/May 1999 and in her book. Our advice to Rory...
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Management aware of abuse but did not remove priest

By Fiona Gartland Management at Gormanston College was aware of abuse perpetrated by Fr Ronald Bennett but did not remove him from his post, it has emerged. Complaints were made against the Franciscan priest in 1973 to a member...
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Suspended sentence for priest over abuse of pupils

A former spiritual director of Gormanston College, Co Meath, who sexually abused four pupils there some 30 years ago, has been given a five-year suspended sentence by Judge Desmond Hogan at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Franciscan priest Fr Ronald...
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Priest gets suspended term for child abuse

26 July 2006 15:21 A 71-year-old priest has been given a five-year suspended sentence for indecently assaulting four boys. Ronald Bennett of D?n Mhuire, Seafield Road, Killiney in Co Dublin is a former spiritual adviser and games master at Gormanston...
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THE DEATH OF PATSY FLANAGAN: Blood Libel and the Christian Brothers

Lady, Gentlemen and Scholars, I know that some of my archives will die with me so I would like to make sure that the basic facts at least cannot be ignored. This is the shorter version of the Patsy Flanagan...
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MARY RAFTERY AND THE DEATH OF PATSY FLANAGAN

Lady, Gentlemen and Scholars This is the detailed version of Mary Raftery's Blood Libel. I have no doubt that it will be commented on, in great detail, by future historians when they are discussing the mechanics of our Irish Salem....
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Abuse victims to get more than ?200m

Monday July 24th 2006 PAYMENTS to abuse victims by the Residential Institutions Redress Board could exceed ?200m, according to new figures. Of 2,710 applications dealt with since the statutory board was set up in 2002, legal costs have totalled...
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Redress board legal costs for abuse victims to top ?200m

23 July 2006 By Kieron Wood Legal costs for applications to the Residential Institutions Redress Board are likely to top ?200 million, on the basis of figures published last week in the board?s annual report. Legal costs for applications to...
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State denies liability for abuse cases

The Sunday Times July 23, 2006 Dearbhail McDonald and John Burns THE Department of Education is seeking to extricate itself from sexual abuse cases in primary and secondary schools on the grounds that the education minister is not, and never...
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Religious order leaves Cappagh hospital

22 July 2006 19:49 The Sisters of Charity religious order have ended a 100-year association with the Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital in north Co Dublin. More than 150 staff, patients and their families gathered today for a special mass to...
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MARY RAFTERY AND SISTER STANISLAUS

Irish Times 22 December 1999 - SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN Sir - In relation to the recent controversy regarding whether or not Sister Stan knew about sexual abuse in Kilkenny in the late 1970s I would like to put the...
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'We were not responsible'

'We were not responsible' by Mary Raftery Thursday, July 13, 2006 For over a decade a group of children at St Joseph's industrial school in Kilkenny were abused. The Sisters of Charity and the then Minister for Education covered up...
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One of Many Complaints

After reading a copy of the Residential Redress Report 2005 in relation to the pittance awards and the scandalous legal fees from the corrupt Redress Board it reminds us of the following: There are many victims of institutional child abuse...
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VINCENT BROWNE, MARY RAFTERY AND SISTER CONCEPTION

Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 22:06:14 +0100 (BST) From: Rory Connor Subject: VINCENT BROWNE, MARY RAFTERY AND SISTER CONCEPTION To: Professor Vincent Comerford , Ronan Fanning , "Dr. Diarmaid Ferriter" , "Dr. Colum Kenny" , Daire Keogh , Dermot Keogh...
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Vet those Sunday papers, says prelate

Friday July 21st 2006 THE Archbishop of Armagh, Dr Sean Brady, has asked Catholics to review their purchases of newspapers which they consider offensive to their moral values. But despite his comments - in which he singled out Sunday...
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Bishops rebel as cardinal defends aide over ?affairs?

Christopher Morgan and Maurice Chittenden SOME of Britain?s leading Roman Catholic bishops have mounted a protest against their cardinal over his refusal to sack an aide accused of having a series of affairs, one of which led to his...
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Justice system ?inadequate for child sex abuse?

By Paul O?Brien, Political Reporter MANY cases of child sexual abuse cannot be dealt with by the criminal justice system, Children?s Minister Brian Lenihan said yesterday. He told an Oireachtas committee that the phenomenon of child sexual abuse ?is...
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Bishop denies difficulty over shortage of priests

Gordon Deegan The Bishop of Killaloe, Dr Willie Walsh, has denied that the shortage of priests, combined with a rising age profile, means there might not be enough manpower to perform the sacraments and say Masses. He said there were...
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Lawyers under fire for ?29m Redress Board fees

18 July 2006 By Paul Kelly LAWYERS acting for victims of abuse in institutional schools came under fire last night for creaming off ?29m in legal fees from the Redress Board. Two Dublin firms alone were paid over ?4m apiece...
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Attack by Mary Raftery on Sister Stanislaus Kennedy and Sister Conception

Ladies, Gentlemen and Scholars The current issue of Village Magazine (13 July) contains a long and thuggish attack by Mary Raftery on Sister Stanislaus Kennedy and Sister Conception. I hope that the following articles concerning Sister Stanislaus will help to...
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VICAR QUITS AS SCHOOL GOVERNOR IN KISS ROW

? Congratulation to girl, 10, seen as inappropriate ? Mother insists her daughter was assaulted The Guardian, Friday July 14, 2006 by David Ward A vicar has stepped down as a school governor after kissing a 10-year-old girl on...
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Allegations made by Rory Connor against John Cooney

May I refer to the allegations made by Rory Connor against John Cooney in relation to his biography of John Charles McQuaid? Rory Connor said ?John Cooney made grotesque and unsubstantiated allegations against Archbishop McQuaid?. It?s quite clear that Rory...
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'Don't let the scandals put you off' young men urged

Monday July 10th 2006 Laying down their lives to serve the priesthood CATHOLIC Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has appealed to young men not to be put off joining the priesthood by the failures of priests and clerical abuse scandals....
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Secret house for 'immoral' clergy set up in the 1940s

Monday July 10th 2006 THE Irish Catholic bishops were so appalled 60 years ago by evidence of immoral behaviour among priests, that they secretly authorised the setting up of a 'House for Clergy Under Correction'. A previously unpublished document...
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JOHN COONEY AND JOHN CHARLES McQUAID 5.

Tom The attached is a article about John Cooney which was penned by a fellow Scot in 1999. Note the following paragraph in particular: "In the course of his radio debate with [Eamon] Dunphy, the Scottish scribe also resorted to...
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Religious Institutions

Albert King, on behalf of Mary King, (victim of institutional child abuse). It?s quite clear that many abandoned children were made defendants in an unconstitional court. And were charged, sentenced and imprisoned contrary to Art. 10 UN Universal Declaration...
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Campaign to canonise child care reformer

Friday July 7th 2006 A PUBLIC campaign has been launched for the canonisation of the Irish priest, Fr Edward Joseph Flanagan, who founded Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska, 89 years ago, writes John Cooney. As part of this campaign,...
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Kathy Ferguson

Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 8:34 AM John Fitzgerald, I was entrusted to the care of Nuns, by the NSPCC. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children as a 3 year old charged and sentence up to the...
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Phase III - Witness Examination Experts.

Phase III - Witness Examination Experts. When one looks at the transcript of the Phase III public hearing of June 20th 2006, there appears to be more questions than answers from the Ryan Commission in relation to the issue of...
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Re. The Joseph Pike Memorial Trust Fund

A lot of good work has been done by groups and organisations set up to help and support victims of institutional abuse. Enormous credit is due to people who have given, and continue to give, of their time to...
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Priest cleared of abuse claim

Monday July 3rd 2006 A SENIOR parish priest has been cleared of a sexual abuse allegation dating back to the late 1970s. Canon Niall Ahern, the parish priest of Strandhill, Co Sligo, has been reinstated into the active ministry,...
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False abuse allegations

Monday July 3rd 2006 Dr Rosaleen O'Brien has completely missed the point I was making in relation to abuses in the Irish Industrial school system (Letters, June 29). I agree with her that all victims of institutional abuse should...
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Giving cheap labour to industrial schools

Sunday Independent Sir - Emer O'Kelly (Analysis, June 25) wrote that the children who were taken away from their families by the NSPCC and put into industrial schools were used as cheap labour "at a time when such education as...
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VINCENT BROWNE V. JOHN COONEY

VINCENT BROWNE V. JOHN COONEY Phoenix Magazine 30 June 2006 Religious Affairs correspondent and author John Cooney is girding his loins for a serious spat with Vincent Browne whose late-life rapprochement with God (and Squire Hockey) has seen him launch...
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JOHN COONEY AND JOHN CHARLES MCQUAID 4.

(also VINCENT Browne!) To: Alliance Support The following article from the Sunday World shows that John Cooney, who has no hesitation in making unsubstantiated allegations of child abuse, is very sensitive about his OWN reputation. RTE had to remove...
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KEVIN MYERS, JOHN COONEY and JOHN CHARLES MCQUAID

KEVIN MYERS, JOHN COONEY and JOHN CHARLES MCQUAID An Irishman's Diary, Irish Times, 10th November 1999 WE NOW SEEM ABLE TO CONVICT A MAN OF BEING A PEDERAST ON EVIDENCE SO RISIBLE THAT IT WOULDN'T EVEN PASS MUSTER IN A...
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THE final WORD

THE final WORD : Why even the mildest violence against our children can leave a mental scar that never goes Saturday July 1st 2006 Flowers decorate the storm drain where two dead little girls were found this week in...
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