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August 2007 Archives

Artane bullies hid behind the Church

Joe Giltrap in the Comment & opinion page. Irish Post 8/29/2007 - 11:44:32 AM OVER the years I have met and spoken with a number of people who suffered abuse at the hands of the Christian Brothers boys school at...
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Church?s fortune stance a bit rich

Independent.ie Perhaps these two religious apologists could explain the difference between all of these ?superstitions?, Christianity included. As a person unbridled by the burden of religiosity I can appreciate why people are turning their backs on religion to seek solace...
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Child Abuse Commission

Child Abuse Commission written by Kathy Ferguson, August 22, 2007 After writing many letters and phone calls, about this Child Abuse Commission and getting the same answers over and over again. I have come to the conclusion that Judge Ryan...
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Truth must be told to Catholics

Independent.ie Truth must be told to Catholics Brother Garvey overlooks the fact that the Catholic Church claimed to teach the truth. It now must honour that claim. The fact of the matter is that there were shortcomings in the industrial...
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RICHARD HARRIS AND FRANK McCOURT IN PUB FIGHT

[This is a follow up to the article "Richard Harris, Frank McCourt and Angela's Ashes" published on www.alliancesupport.org on 22 August. That article was based on an interview with the late Richard Harris on RLO Radio (Limerick ) on...
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Brothers criticise Archbishop

The Christian Brothers say they have been "left hanging" by the release by the Archbishop of Dublin of a 45-year-old report that is highly critical of its operation of Artane industrial school. Paul Cullen reports. The decision by Archbishop...
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Chaplain's report described drab, rigid and severe regime in Artane

Chaplain's report described drab, rigid and severe regime in Artane The picture of Artane industrial school that emerges from Fr Henry Moore's 1962 report is of a drab, dysfunctional and monotonous place with institutionalised cruelty and inadequate facilities. Paul...
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?Former Band Member Remembers

Archbishop Dr Diarmuid Martin. We refer to the following articles ?Former Band Member Remembers Those Who ?revelled In Violence? in the Irish Independent dated 24th August 2007. ?Unholy Row over 45 ? year Old Report? in the Irish Independent...
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It's time to face facts about industrial school failings

Independent.ie It's time to face facts about industrial school failings He says: "The Brothers in Artane at the time did not have prior notice of the inspection, contrary to reports in recent media commentary." It was the regular practice, in...
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Christian Brothers "shocked and dismayed"

Christian Brothers criticise Dublin Archdiocese for release of report The Christian Brothers have hit out at the Dublin Archdiocese for releasing a sensitive report relating to their industrial school in Artane. The report, written in 1962 by a priest of...
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LAST DAYS OF A MAGDALEN LAUNDRY [1996 Article]

[This is a fair minded account, in the Irish Times, of the closure of Dublin's last Magdalen Laundry in October 1996. In the light of the current hyteria about these institutions, the article seems to come from a far...
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?Residential Institutions Redress Board?

May we refer to the article ?Residential Institutions Redress Board? dated 23rd August 2007? After reading its contents we would like to point out that many victims of institutional child abuse who have already attended the Redress Board have mixed...
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Former band member remembers those who 'revelled in violence'

Independent.ie MENTION the word Artane and the image of the familiar boys' band belting out popular tunes around Croke Park on All-Ireland day springs to mind. But for former Artane Boys' Band member Patrick Walsh, the once infamous school of...
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Unholy row over 45-year-old report

Independent.ie Unholy row over 45-year-old report In an unprecedented public attack on an Archbishop by a religious order, the Brothers said they were "shocked and dismayed" at the decision of Dr Diarmuid Martin to recently release a 1962 Church report...
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Release of report was fair-minded, not a shock

Independent.ie Release of report was fair-minded, not a shock The statement was issued to 'The Irish Catholic' only, and the editor decided to lead yesterday's paper with the story. Brother Garvey deplored the issuing of "any document" under consideration by...
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Brothers vent anger at Archbishop over Artane

Independent.ie Brothers vent anger at Archbishop over Artane In an unprecedented public attack on an Archbishop by a religious order, the Brothers said they were "shocked and dismayed" at the decision of Dr Martin to release a 1962 Church report...
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Residential Institutions Redress Board

IMPORTANT NOTE The Board may, in the interests of fairness and justice, permit a person named in your application as a person who abused you and/or a person representing the management of the institution in which you were resident to...
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?MEDIASTATEMENT? by the Christian Brothers

Archbishop Dr Diarmuid Martin May we refer to the ?MEDIASTATEMENT? by the Christian Brothers dated 21st August 2007? It appears that the Christian Brothers are seeking an explanation as to why Archbishop Dr Diarmuid Martin has released ?THE PRIVATE...
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RICHARD HARRIS, FRANK McCOURT AND ANGELA'S ASHES

RICHARD HARRIS, FRANK McCOURT AND ANGELA'S ASHES [This is an extract from an interview with Limerick born actor Richard Harris about the McCourt family and in particular the relationship of Frank and Malachy McCourt with their mother Angela. It throws...
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M E D I A S T A T E M E N T

M E D I A S T A T E M E N T FROM: THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS RE: ?ARTANE REPORT? ISSUED BY ARCHBISHOP MARTIN OF DUBLIN DATE: 21 AUGUST 2007 STATEMENT BEGINS Despite several requests dating back to 1999,...
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?Some notes? by Jim Beresford

Archbishop Dr Diarmuid Martin After reading ?Some notes? by Jim Beresford dated 20th August 2007 and the ?PRIVATE REPORT ON ARTANE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL? that Jim Beresford recently acquired from Archbishop Dr Diarmuid Martin. We believe it would be in...
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Difficult life for Industrial boys

Difficult life for Industrial boys Tuesday August 21 2007 Thank you for Bruce Arnold's article about the past hidden reports about the Artane Industrial School (Irish Independent, August 18). Heart rending reading in 2007, to think that the majority of...
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?The Private Report on Artane Industrial School

May we refer to the article ?Dishonesty on Artane Abuse Probe Exposed?Eventually? by Bruce Arnold in the Irish Independent dated 18th August 2007. It appears that Archbishop Dr Diarmuid Martin has released ?The Private Report on Artane Industrial School? which...
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Dishonesty on Artane abuse probe exposed ... eventually

Saturday August 18 2007 Bruce Arnold Irish Independent Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has released 'The Private Report on Artane Industrial School' which was furnished to his predecessor, Archbishop John Charles McQuaid, on July 7, 1962. In so doing he has...
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117 ERRORS IN ANGELA'S ASHES?

The following is an extract from a 2002 interview with Gerard Hannan a Limerick man who is Frank McCourt's chief critic. Theresa Carmody was a real person who died of TB. Her family bitterly resent McCourt's obscene lies about...
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Church 'crisis' all just an evil plot

Wednesday August 15 2007 There must have been huge relief throughout the Catholic world on reading David Quinn's sensational revelation that there is no crisis facing the Catholic Church in Ireland (Irish Independent, August 10). According to Mr Quinn,...
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Report vital if Church to be held accountable for actions

Saturday August 11 2007 There have been three events of some significance since my article, a fortnight ago, about Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and the 1962 Report on Artane by Father Henry Moore. The first and most important concerns the Archbishop....
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CATHOLIC ABUSE CRISIS STARTS TO FADE - Forbes Magazine

[This recent edition of Forbes, the US business magazine, contains a curious claim that the child abuse crisis is lessening for the Catholic Church in America. Author Eric Gorski points out that one of the groups behind the witch-hunt...
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FRANK McCOURT AND ANGELA'S ASHES'

Lady, Gentlemen and Scholars, 'Angela's Ashes' published in 1996 was one of the first of a degenerate series of autobiographies about miserable childhoods in Catholic Ireland. The series reached some sort of apogee with "Kathy's Story" by Kathy O'Beirne...
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Report faults the Church's 'misleading' abuse guide

By John Cooney Wednesday August 08 2007 THE Catholic Church is to review its child abuse guidelines after a report commissioned by the Government identified "some difficulties" in its investigation procedures. The report, written by Dr Helen Buckley, of...
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Observations on the scale of Commission Bill

May we refer to the article ?Revealed: scale of abuse inquiry legal bill? by Conor Ryan in the Irish Examiner dated 4th August 2007. It begs the question: has Brenda McVeigh Secretary to the Ryan Commission taken into account Honourable...
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Revealed: scale of abuse inquiry legal bill

Revealed: scale of abuse inquiry legal bill By Conor Ryan THE first indications of the multi-million euro legal bill from the commission investigating child abuse in State institutions have emerged. Previously unreleased figures given to the Irish Examiner show the...
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Redress board under fire after lawyers net ?83m

02 August 2007 By Conor Ryan REVELATIONS that ?83.5 million has been paid by the Residential Institutions Redress Board (RIRB) to lawyers representing those abused in State care has sparked calls for the board to be more transparent. Figures...
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Bishop forgot child abuses

Tuesday July 31 2007 I note with interest the Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Neary's scathing diatribe at Croagh Patrick denigrating almost everything in Irish life today (Irish Independent, July 30). Talk about nattering nabobs of negativism. Yet Dr Neary...
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Moore Report on Artane 1962

May we refer to the article ?Roman Catholic Church Records, etc? in relation to Jim Beresford?s letter to Dr Martin dated 29th July 2007. And the article ?Moore Report on Artane 1962 in relation to Jim Beresford?s letter to the...
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Roman Catholic Church Records, etc

Dr Diarmuid Martin Jim Beresford Archbishop of Dublin 36 Raw Nook Road Archbishop?s House Salendine Nook Drumcondra Huddersfield HD3 3UX Dublin 9, Eire England Tel/Fax: 01484 653513 jim@kilbrew.fsnet.co.uk My Ref :DM4 Your Ref: 18/06/04 29 July 2007 Roman Catholic Church...
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Moore Report on Artane 1962

From: Jim Beresford [mailto:jim@kilbrew.fsnet.co.uk] Sent: 31 July 2007 17:27 To: 'info@cica.ie' Subject: Moore Report on Artane 1962 For: Judge Sean Ryan, Chairman DES Commission on Child Abuse Earlsfort Terrace Dublin, Eire 31 July 2007 Dear Judge Ryan, It has come...
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Pope never tried to cover up scandal

30 July 2007 IN his letter headlined ?Selective responses?, Dick Keane (July 14) claims, incorrectly, that Benedict XVI was the ?chief architect? of the child sex abuse scandal. The Pope never imposed any ?pontifical secrecy?. What I find to be...
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Supreme Court blocks trial of ex-priest

Mary Carolan Wed, Aug 01, 2007 An elderly former Roman Catholic priest has won a Supreme Court order restraining his trial on 28 charges of indecent assault. Giving the unanimous judgment of the three-judge court, Ms Justice Susan Denham...
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