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April 2009 Archives

PUBLICATION OF THE COMMISSION'S REPORT

PUBLICATION OF THE COMMISSION'S REPORT The Investigation Committee and Confidential Committee of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse have prepared their reports and presented them to the Commission. Consequently, the Commission expects to publish its report on Wednesday, 20th...
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Your questions answered

Ruairi Quinn TDLabour Party Spokesperson for Education and ScienceLeinster HouseKildare StreetDublin 201 618 3434ruairi.quinn@oireachtas.iewww.ruairiquinn.ie Uimhir:447 Ceist PharlaiminteChun an Aire Oideachais agus EolaíocthaTo the Minister for Education and ScienceTo ask the Minister for Education and Science the way the €2 million...
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Attempt to re - write history

  st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }     When one reads the Parliamentary Debates (Official Report - Unrevised) Seanad Éireann Wednesday, 22nd June 2005 - Page 3 in relation to the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (Amendment) Bill 2005: Second Stage. Question...
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How Ms Buckley treats victims and survivors in Aislinn Industrial Place

  Mr Hayes can this go on the website please on the day Mr Bertie Ahern, 'visited' the Aislinn (March 2009, there was a bloke 'waiting' outside his arrival; earlier the same bloke informed the "RTE/TV-3 camera crews, that there...
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Sex attack case ruled a miscarriage

  Mon, Apr 27, 2009 A Co Galway man has had his conviction of sexually assaulting a young girl more than a decade ago declared a miscarriage of justice following admissions by the girl she lied about the alleged offence....
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TREATMENT OF CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS

I sent the following to the RTE Radio programme  "The Spirit Moves" on Sunday 19 April. They were having a discussion on how to treat sex offenders after they are released from prison. The presenter Myles Dungan read out...
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PAUL SHANLEY: Sexual Trauma & Repressed Memory - Exchange of Views

The Nation, April 8, 2009(This article appears in the April 27, 2009 print edition of The Nation.)[ NOTE: A copy of the original article by JoAnn Wypijewski was published on the Alliance Support website on 9 April 2009 http://www.alliancesupport.org/news/archives/002743.html...
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My Letter in The Nation Magazine re Paul Shanley and Nora Wall

The letter is in response to an article by Joann Wypijewski "Crisis of Faith: Carnal Knowledge" that appeared in the March 16 2009 edition of The Nation. The article concerns Father Paul Shanley who was convicted in 2005 of...
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ALLIANCE SUPPORT GROUP PRESS RELEASE

URGENT ALLIANCE SUPPORT GROUP PRESS RELEASE  As Secretary to the Alliance Support Group for victims if Institutional Abuse,  I contacted the department of finance and the Department of Education and Science regarding the announcement in the budget on the 7th...
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Independent Letters pages

Reading John Fitzgerald's letter "Turning a Blind Eye to Institutional abuse, I wonder have we learned anything from the mistakes and horrors of the past. People in psychiatric hospitals or homes are as entitled to live with dignity and to have their fundamental...
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Call To Expel Disruptive Pupils [UK]

Press Association, April 15 2009   Ed Balls has said disruptive pupils should be expelled from school   Headteachers should expel children who are repeatedly suspended, Schools Secretary Ed Balls has said.   He said that in the majority...
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Lawmakers Investigating Past Child Protection Services Actions [TEXAS]

Nathan Bernier, KUT News, 11 March 2009AUSTIN, Texas:  Almost a year ago, the state's Child Protective Services removed more than four-hundred children from the Yearning for Zion Ranch outside Eldorado. And a few months later, the Texas Supreme Court...
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Turning a blind eye to institutional abuse

      Tuesday April 14 2009 Institutional abuse and neglect is something we associate with the past, with that 'Hidden Ireland' in which a deeply conservative quasi-religious ethos held sway. An Ireland where children were sent to frightening industrial...
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Residential Institutions Redress Board

Residential Institutions Redress Board and the Irish Budget   As part of the cost saving measures to be taken by Department of Education & Science a E2m cut will be made from the Residential Institutions Redress Board through a lower...
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Residential Institutions Redress Board

Residential Institutions Redress Board and the Irish Budget   As part of the cost saving measures to be taken by Department of Education & Science a E2m cut will be made from the Residential Institutions Redress Board through a lower...
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Retired priest in Cloyne diocese interviewed over alleged abuse

  BARRY ROCHE, Southern Correspondent Fri, Apr 10, 2009 GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING allegations of clerical sex abuse in the diocese of Cloyne are to prepare files for the DPP after interviewing a retired priest about allegations that he abused two young...
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Lack of resources delayed inquiry into child abuse

  CARL O'BRIEN, Social Affairs Correspondent Fri, Apr 10, 2009 A LACK of resources and support were the main reasons why an inquiry into the abuse of children with intellectual disabilities took over eight years to complete, according to a...
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Archbishop says abuse report 'will shock us all'

  PATSY McGARRY Religious Affairs Correspondent Thu, Apr 09, 2009 THE IMMINENT report of the Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation into clerical sex abuse "will shock us all", according to the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Most Rev Diarmuid Martin. In...
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PAUL SHANLEY: Crisis of Faith: Carnal Knowledge

by JoAnn Wypijewski This article appeared in the March 16, 2009 edition of The Nation.JoAnn Wypijewski: As the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reviews defrocked priest Paul Shanley's conviction on child rape charges, "repressed memory" will be held up to...
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Knox Defends Handling Of Child Abuse Claims [Australia]

Australian Associated Press, 25 February 2009 Knox Grammar Preparatory School On advice from the ombudsman's office, a qualified investigator from outside the school conducted an investigation.Knox headmaster John WeeksSydney's elite Knox Grammar School has defended its handling of an...
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Fourth Teacher Arrested After More Knox Assault Claims [AUSTRALIA]

The Sydney Morning Herald, April 9, 2009, by Jonathan Dart and Dylan Welch Damian Vance ... from a 1988 yearbook.THE latest man arrested for alleged sexual assault at Knox Grammar School, was still working as a teacher in Victoria.Police...
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Written notice of decision

  In all cases, you will be given written notice of the Board's decision. When you receive this notice, you have one calendar month in which to decide whether you accept it. There is particular merit in taking legal advice...
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PAEDOPHILE HYSTERIA IN WALES

 Man Found Guilty Of Porn-Charge Suspect's ManslaughterWales News, Mar 2 2009, WalesOnlineA man who stabbed to death a former policeman awaiting trial on child porn charges was found guilty of manslaughter today.Daniel Williams, 30, of Trimsaran, West Wales, stabbed...
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Treatment of former nuns

  Wed, Apr 08, 2009 Madam, - I am a former priest married to a former nun, and Patsy McGarry's article on the experiences of former nuns in Australia (April 2nd) opened up, for me, a bucket of worms. I...
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Church criticised over treatment of former nuns

  PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent Thu, Apr 02, 2009 THE CATHOLIC Church has been criticised for inadequate treatment over recent decades of former nuns, priests and brothers without whose unpaid work it would not have been able to provide...
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'That Paedo Is Going To Get It':

'That Paedo Is Going To Get It': Drunken Vigilante's Threat to Police Moments Before He Knifed Child Porn Suspect to Death [WALES]   Daily Mail, by Liz Hazelton, 29th January 2009      Victim: Geoffrey Harries, a former policeman...
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PAEDOPHILE HYSTERIA IN AUSTRALIA: How The Media Menaced

Dennis Ferguson   Crikey - "Telling You What They Won't"Monday, 9 March 2009, Greg Barns writes:  Dennis Ferguson has been accorded justice. Mr Ferguson was acquitted last Friday by Queensland District Court judge Patsy Wolfe of one count of indecent...
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