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June 2009 Archives

Sr Stan apologises to abuse victims

Tuesday, 30 June 2009 12:36 Sister Stanislaus Kennedy has apologised unreservedly to survivors of child abuse in Catholic-run institutions. Sr Stan said the Sisters of Charity were sad, sorry and ashamed that children suffered physical, emotional and sexual abuse...
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An abused childs tears

Good day: I am from America and have heard about the neglect and abuse of children in institutions across Ireland. I am appalled! I have written a poem in dedication to them. Please let them know that I am behind them...
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Criticism of religious orders

    Tue, Jun 30, 2009 Madam, - Fr Tony Flannery ("Church hierarchy 'betrayed' orders", June 25th) criticises the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin on his forthright words on the inadequate leadership response of several religious congregations in relation...
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Industrial schools were the product of a religious but unspiritual society

  Tue, Jun 30, 2009 RITE AND REASON: The Ryan report has consigned the triumphalist Catholic Church in Ireland to the dustbin of history, writes BRENDAN Ó CATHAOIR  'ROMANTIC IRELAND is truly dead and gone," Mannix Flynn said with justifiable anger....
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Dublin inquiry into how 19 senior clergy handled sex claims

  PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent Tue, Jun 30, 2009 THE DUBLIN Archdiocese Commission of Investigation is believed to have inquired into how four archbishops and 15 bishops addressed clerical child sex abuse allegations in the Dublin archdiocese. It is...
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Redress board queried about repeated denials

  PATSY McGARRY Tue, Jun 30, 2009 A SOLICITOR who has represented former residents of State institutions for children has said she queried with the redress board as far back as 2003 why it continued to accept repeated denials by...
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The Forgotten Maggies

Monday July 29th 2009By Trish O'DeaA WOMAN who was torn away from her unmarried mother at two and sent to a childrens' home where she was routinely beaten because of the circumstances of her birth is among the unforgettable contributors...
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Tom Wall to visit Áras an  Uachtarán   Survivor of abuse to visit Áras By DONAL NOLAN dnolan@kerryman.ie Wednesday June 24 2009 A SURVIVOR of Christian Brother sexual and physical abuse at Glin Industrial School is to meet with President Mary...
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Remarks by President McAleese at a reception for Survivors of Institutional Abuse, Áras an Uachtaráin, 28th June 2009

Remarks by President McAleese at a reception for Survivors of Institutional Abuse, Áras an Uachtaráin, 28th June 2009 Dia dhíbh go léir, agus céad míle fáilte romhaibh chuig Áras an Uachtaráin. Good afternoon everyone, and on behalf of Martin...
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To Whom It May Concern:

  We have recently learnt that an Independent audit of the assets of 18 religious congregations which were party to the controversial 2002 redress agreement with the State is to be presented to the Government on the 24th June...
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After Ryan, one of the more disturbing by-products is that Religious have been made scapegoats

Independent.ie   By D Vincent Twomey Friday June 19 2009 Another by-product is the way politicians and secular commentators are using the present outrage to promote their own agenda The media, including the Irish Independent, gave full coverage to my...
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Response to report on child abuse

  Fri, Jun 19, 2009 Madam, - In the light of the Ryan report and the forthcoming Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation report we would like to propose that a Day of Repentance be organised by our church leaders as...
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Pope deplores 'acts of infidelity' by priests

  PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent Fri, Jun 19, 2009 THE POPE has deplored acts of infidelity by priests and has called for "a frank and complete acknowledgment" of the Catholic Church's weakness. In what is being interpreted as...
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Labour Bill to seek redress for excluded abuse victims

  MARY MINIHAN Fri, Jun 19, 2009 THE LABOUR Party has published a Private Members' Bill that would cater for victims of abuse previously excluded from compensation by the Residential Institutions Redress Board. The party's education spokesman Ruairí Quinn said...
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Learning to look out for the pooka in clerical clothing

  MICHAEL HARDING Fri, Jun 19, 2009 DISPLACED IN MULLINGAR: THERE WAS A priest in my childhood who abused children. He was a fat, lardy gent, from a religious order, who lived close by, and had short hair, which reminded me...
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Audit of congregations to be given to State next week

  PATSY MCGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent Thu, Jun 18, 2009 AN INDEPENDENT audit of the assets of 18 religious congregations which were party to the controversial 2002 redress agreement with the State is to be presented to the Government next...
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Abuse compensation case adjourned

 Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:00 The judicial review being sought by a man over a decision by the Residential Institutions Redress Board to reject his application for redress has heard closing arguments from both sides. Lawyers for the man...
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Judge Warns Over Family Breakdowns [UK]

Judge Warns Over Family Breakdowns [UK]Press Association, Wednesday, June 17 2009   A senior judge has called for the creation of a national commission to tackle the "epidemic" of family breakdown. More must be done to promote marriage, a...
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Our child protection laws must be fair and just to all

Independent.ie   NO exceptions. No loopholes. No excuses. A new constitutional provision will allow us to provide a clear and unbendable rule -- that those who sexually abuse children will be punished. These were the words of former Taoiseach Bertie...
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Response to report on child abuse

  Wed, Jun 17, 2009 Madam, - In Ireland, teachers who administer corporal punishment are liable to be charged with assault under the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997, whilst parents are immune from such laws and can physically...
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Moved to outrage by apathy over child abuse

  Wed, Jun 17, 2009 Dáil debate on Ryan report showed cynical indifference towards scale of problem, writes VINCENT BROWNE  THE MOTION the Dáil debated last Thursday and Friday on the Ryan report on residential child abuse included the almost...
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Board's refusal of application challenged

  Wed, Jun 17, 2009 A MAN who claims he was abused in an industrial school has challenged the Residential Institutions Redress Board's refusal to accept his application for redress on grounds it was made too late. In High Court...
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The best place to put all those tiny shoes is in a constitutional locker

  By Fergus Finlay Tuesday, June 16, 2009 WHY is there suddenly all this talk about changing the constitution where children are concerned? The leader of the Green party announced last week that the time had come for a...
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Response to report on child abuse

  Tue, Jun 16, 2009 A chara, - I read with anger the reports and comments made by the Minister of Education in the recent Dáil debate on the Ryan report ("Department failed thousands of abused children - OKeeffe, June...
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Bringing good from the darkness of church's child abuse scandal

  SEAN RAFTER Tue, Jun 16, 2009 RITE AND REASON: I WAS GREETED at breakfast with a curt, "I heard about Ireland on the news". He said no more. I suppose a condemnation would be rather meaningless. I said nothing. They...
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Abuse victim challenges rejection by redress board

  PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent Tue, Jun 16, 2009 JUDICIAL REVIEW of a decision by the Residential Institutions Redress Board not to accept a late application, on grounds of exceptional circumstances, is to begin at the High Court this...
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Joyce would have spared us abuse horror

      HOW timely that we are celebrating James Joyce again. Timely because had we been more attuned to the story of his life and what he wrote we might have avoided the hell on Earth endured by victims...
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Martin reveals personal disgust at abuse

  Independent.ie   By John Cooney Tuesday June 16 2009 ARCHBISHOP Diarmuid Martin became so upset on reading stomach-churning descriptions of priests raping children in top secret documents hidden away in church archives that he "simply threw them on...
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"We were slaves"

  ONLINE SPIEGEL ONLINE '); // -->   Von Clemens Höges From Clemens Hoeger Priester und Laien haben über Jahrzehnte 15.000 Kinder misshandelt oder vergewaltigt. Priests and lay people for decades have 15,000 children abused or raped. Nach und...
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Fine words do not keep children or adults safe

Independent.ie   The reality is that staff shortages mean there is still a risk of situations of abuse, says Florence Horsman-Hogan MANY years ago in the paediatric hospital in which I worked, a young boy accused me of sexual abuse....
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We pay the price as they plough wages of sin into 'ethical' fund

Independent.ie   Christian Brothers play the market while the taxpayer foots the bill for their crimes, writes Emer O'Kelly By Emer O'Kelly Sunday June 14 2009 Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS), a New York-based investment company founded by the De...
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Priest's timing unfortunate

                                 Today in no less than our national news desk RTE, and subsequently an RTE talkshow, a priest was held up for public approbation. Why? - he'd made the comment that not all who attended Daingean Reformatory School in Co...
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Thank you to all who supported us

  http://midwesthumanists.com/2009/06/13/ruairi-quinn-speaking-on-the-ryan-report/...
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Priest's remark on Daingean angers parishioners

    St Conleth's Reformatory in Daingean     Monday, June 15, 2009 - 08:12 AM A Co Offaly priest has reportedly upset parishioners by disparaging children sent to the notorious Daingean reformatory.Fr Tom Coonan allegedly described these children as...
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Outcry after priest brands abuse children 'ruffians'

Independent.ie By Eimear Ni Bhraonain and Declan McSweeney Monday June 15 2009 PARISHIONERS were furious yesterday after complaining that the priest described inmates at a notorious reform school as "ruffians". Last night Monsignor Thomas Coonan said he did not intend...
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RYAN REPORT BETRAYS VICTIMS OF INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM

  The five-volume Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse is a vast document. It attempts to cover six of the 10 years since Bertie Ahern made his public apology to those who had suffered abuse in...
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'It is our holocaust'

Independent.ie   The emotions differed in each individual who marched but all were there to show solidarity, says Geetha Nicodemus THEIR knees hurt and some were frail. Walking from Parnell Square to Leinster House was too far for some. But...
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Helplines flooded with calls from abuse victims

      By Juno McEnroe and Conor Ryan Saturday, June 13, 2009 VICTIMS of abuse in residential institutions have sought help in record numbers since the publication of the Ryan report, prompting a funding appeal from helplines. Cash-strapped...
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Rome rule must come to an end

Independent.ie   As an avid reader of Kevin Myers' interesting columns, I am aghast ('With grandiose claims of victimhood and a self-righteous glee, we look for nuns to lynch', Irish Independent, June 9). Perhaps it was just that, as he...
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For once, let's all just stop abdicating responsibility

Independent.ie   By James Downey Saturday June 13 2009 SHAKESPEARE'S 'Macbeth' said that he had "supp'd full with horrors". We may think that we have sated ourselves with the abominations detailed in the Ryan Report, but we have not. Soon...
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'I fear that others are still at risk'

Independent.ie   Archbishop admits to ongoing concern for children, elderly By Breda Heffernan Saturday June 13 2009 THE Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, yesterday admitted losing sleep over fears that children could still be abused by clerics even after...
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Call for McDowell to explain role in gag clause

Independent.ie   By Patricia McDonagh Saturday June 13 2009 FORMER Attorney General Michael McDowell must publicly explain if he was behind a "gagging clause" which prevented abuse victims from speaking out about the horror they endured, the Dail was told...
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Response to child abuse report

  Sat, Jun 13, 2009 Madam, - A report in the paper (Home News, June 8th) mentions my reference to the perpetrators of abuse in Catholic-run institutions as the dregs of society during a lively debate on Radio Ulster on...
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Britain 'treated equally' those failed by State

  MARIE O'HALLORAN Sat, Jun 13, 2009 TRIBUTE WAS paid to Britain for "treating equally" Irish people who went there when they failed to get equality in Ireland. Frankie Feighan (Fine Gael) said "as a country we always aspired to...
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Tearing down the 'institutions of terror'

  MARIE O'HALLORAN Sat, Jun 13, 2009 DAIL SKETCH: WIPE THEM out, said Catherine Byrne. Those "landmark buildings which were institutions of terror should all be wiped from the landscape forever". The Fine Gael TD who grew up in the shadow...
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Rights referendum would be 'monument' to victims

  MARIE O'HALLORAN Sat, Jun 13, 2009 A REFERENDUM to enshrine children's rights in the Constitution is "possibly the greatest monument" to the victims of child abuse, according to Minister for the Environment John Gormley. It has been discussed for...
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Department 'stood idly by' while children were abused

  MARIE O'HALLORAN Sat, Jun 13, 2009 CASES OF child abuse where the Department of Education "stood idly by", were highlighted in the Dáil during the debate. Phil Hogan (FG, Carlow-Kilkenny) said that in 2002 he had asked then minister...
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Department failed thousands of abused children - O'Keeffe

  Batt O'Keeffe yesterday defended the motivations of civil servants.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons    MICHAEL O'REGAN DÁIL DEBATE ON RYAN REPORT: BATT O'KEEFFE criticised the Department of Education for failing to protect children in residential institutions, but strongly defended the department's...
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Government needs to get a grip and help abuse victims

Independent.ie   The Dail debate on the Ryan Report, like the Ryan Report itself, has many flaws and many shortcomings. As far as the Dail is concerned, the problems begin within Government, in the drafting of the motion, and they...
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Legal fees to account for €400m of €1.4bn child abuse bill

  PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent Sat, Jun 13, 2009 THE TOTAL cost of institutional child abuse is likely to reach €1.4 billion, of which as much as €400 million could consist of legal costs, informed sources have indicated. It...
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The day in quotes ... Irish Independent

The day in quotes ... "What it (Ryan Report) has revealed must be a source of the deepest shame to all of us ... Children in the care of the state and in our care were physically, emotionally and,...
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Response to child abuse report

  Fri, Jun 12, 2009 Madam, - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin made generous personal reference to me in The Irish Times (Opinion, May 25th), arising from my 1966 series of articles, "The Young Offenders", which dealt in passing with the industrial...
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All-party motion - On Institutional Child Abuse

All-party motion Fri, Jun 12, 2009 The following is the text of the all-party motion for the two-day Dáil debate on institutional child abuse: That Dáil Éireann: accepts the conclusions of the Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child...
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Report is 'source of shame'

Mr Justice Sean Ryan LUKE CASSIDY Thu, Jun 11, 2009 "The Ryan commission report has shone a powerful light into probably the darkest corner of the history of the State," Taoiseach Brian Cowen said in the Dáil today. The...
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Leather Strap

A marcher holds a leather strap in the air to symbolise the abuse More photos: < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >  ...
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Dáil to begin two-day debate on Ryan Commission report

  A two-day debate on the report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse is to begin in the Dáil this morning. The debate was due to begin yesterday but was postponed to allow TDs to finish their debate...
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Martin: Complaints will not go away

  By Caroline O'Doherty Thursday, June 11, 2009 ARCHBISHOP Diarmuid Martin has warned that complaints by people abused as children in religious-run day schools - which are not covered by the Redress Board - will not go away. He...
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'We still feel we're just numbers…It's time we're seen as people'

  By Caroline O'Doherty BOYS number 117 and 146 hadn't been in touch for over 40 years but when they spotted each other in the crowd, they were instantly back in the childhoods they had tried hard to forget....
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Anger and anguish in huge show of support

    Dubliners Mary Keating, Rosaleen Clifford and Jenny Smee were among the many who brought along a symbolic child's shoe. More photos: < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 > By Ciaran Byrne Thursday June 11 2009...
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Response to report on child abuse

  Thu, Jun 11, 2009 Madam, - I wish to express my support for the survivors of institutional abuse and my disbelief and dismay at the decision to defer the Dáil debate on the Ryan report to hear the motion...
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Profound moment of validation for forgotten children

  Thu, Jun 11, 2009 Thousands turned out yesterday in solidarity with the tortured victims of systemic institutional abuse, writes CARL O'BRIEN Social Affairs Correspondent EVERYWHERE YOU looked, there were powerful and emotionally charged scenes. There were two older men who...
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On the Ryan report

  Thu, Jun 11, 2009 "The Ryan report represents the most recent disturbing indictment of a culture that was prevalent in the Catholic Church in Ireland for far too long. "Heinous crimes were perpetrated against the most innocent and vulnerable...
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''THE IRISH STOLEN CHILDREN''

AN URGENT MESSAGE TO ALL IRISH ABUSE HOMES  VICTIMS. ''THE IRISH STOLEN CHILDREN'' THE AUSTRALIA GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING OUT AN  ABUSE HOME REOPRT IN 13 DAYS TIME  THIS IS QUIET SHOCKING OF THE IRISH & SCOTTISH STOLEN  CHILD MIGRANT FOR...
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Marchers talk of abuse horror

  Wed, Jun 10, 2009 Thousands of victims of abuse were joined in solidarity by friends, family, shocked mothers and city centre workers sickened by the devastating accounts in the Ryan report. Many demanded justice, others simply wanted to...
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Church will not attend redress talks

  The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland tonight revealed he would not be involved in new negotiations to compensate victims of abuse in institutions. Cardinal Sean Brady said while a deal should be revisited, it would not be...
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A DAY TO REMEMBER

Geraldine McDonnell, a former resident of Goldenbridge comforts Joseph Prendergast, a former resident of St Joseph's School, Navan Rd, at the march of solidarity for victims of institutional abuse in Dublin today. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh...
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Thousands march in solidarity with abuse victims

  Mary Smith, a former resident of Cappaquin Industrial School, taking part in the march of solidarity for victims of institutional abuse in Dublin today. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh     Up to 10,000 people gathered outside Leinster House this afternoon...
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It's time to help remove the burden of guilt from abused

Independent.ie   By Bruce Arnold Wednesday June 10 2009 This is not about pain or hurt, this is about flawed and oppressive legislation that adds up to an abuse of human rights A huge burden of guilt and fear still...
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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

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If the orders are truly sorry, they must fund the future well being of children

  By Fergus Finlay Tuesday, June 09, 2009 THE people who abused children in our industrial schools were "the dregs of society in a certain sense". They weren't people who had real vocations, or accepted the sanctity of their vows....
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Response to report on child abuse

  Tue, Jun 09, 2009 Madam, - Today and every day since the publication of the Ryan report, I am drowning in the crush of emotions molestation victims everywhere feel. Sometimes - nearly always - you want to block out...
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Vatican expected to respond to Ryan abuse report

  From left, the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, and the Archbishop of Armagh, Cardinal Seán Brady, speaking to journalists at the summer meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference at Maynooth yesterday. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill    PATSY McGARRY,...
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With grandiose claims of victimhood and a self-righteous glee, we look for nuns to lynch

Independent.ie   The problem is that when you go away, and come back, and try to catch up on things by speed-reading the papers that you missed, you don't always take note of things the way you should. So, do...
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Statement from CORI on Ryan Report - May 25, 2009

CORI, which represents 138 religious congregations, wishes again to place on record its recognition of the appalling reality presented in the Ryan Report published last Wednesday. As previously stated the emotional, physical and sexual abuse suffered by so many...
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Response to report on child abuse

Irish Times Letters Page Mon, Jun 08, 2009 Madam, - We feel that the views on the Ryan report by moderate Catholics in Ireland, which we hope make up the majority of our church, have not been properly represented through...
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Archbishop defends abuse inaction

    PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent Mon, Jun 08, 2009 THE ARCHBISHOP of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, has said he did not do more about concerns he felt 40 years ago about Artane industrial school because his role...
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Abuse report no surprise to Pope

Independent.ie   I read with interest the timely report and analysis from John Cooney on last week's Vatican meeting between Cardinal Brady, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and the Holy Father (Irish Independent, June 6). "Abuse report rocks the Vatican," it read....
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Pope shares public's outrage over abuse, bishops will hear

  Independent.ie   By John Cooney Monday June 08 2009 THE Pope's distress at the Irish institutional abuse scandal will be communicated to the Bishops' Conference today. The heads of Ireland's 26 dioceses will be told Pope Benedict XVI...
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MARCH OF SOLIDARITY: PUBLIC INVITATION

Home "On behalf of the State and of all citizens of the State, the Government wishes to make a sincere and long overdue apology to the victims of childhood abuse for our collective failure to intervene, to detect their pain,...
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Church must pay for ruined childhoods

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Religious orders must be pushed to pay more

 Post.ieSunday, May 31, 2009 The people of this country owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women of the religious orders who educated them in their millions, cared for them in their infirmity and imposed the order...
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The religious money puzzle

 Sunday, May 31, 2009 As public outrage grew last week about the revelations in the report from the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, some religious orders were shamed into agreeing to make further reparations for the sexual and...
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A world of pain laid bare

Sunday, May 31, 2009  By Diarmaid Ferriter In assembling and providing such an overwhelming body of evidence about what went on in residential institutions, the report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse has provided a corrective to the...
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They tore us to shreds'

The Post.ieSunday, May 31, 2009 My mother died in 1942. I was eight years old at the time. There were 13 children in the family. Eight of us were dragged away by the 'cruelty men' of the ISPCC and brought...
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Religious orders should pay the price of abuse by handing over their hospitals

Independent.ie   While they are no longer seen on the wards, the sisters have not gone away, writes John Crown In the aftermath of the institutional abuse revelations, there have been calls both for a re-visitation of the original deal...
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Bishops gave editor sack over articles on sex abuse

Independent.ie   Priest editing Catholic mag was told pieces were 'bad for morale' By JIM CUSACK Sunday June 07 2009 A majority of Irish bishops agreed a report which effectively sacked the editor of the Catholic Church magazine, Intercom, in...
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Dublin solidarity march for abused

  PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent Sat, Jun 06, 2009 UNIONS AND employers are being requested to allow workers in Dublin an early lunchbreak next Wednesday so they can take part in a silent march of solidarity with survivors of...
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Pope 'very distressed' at Ryan briefing by top Irish clerics

    PADDY AGNEW in Rome Sat, Jun 06, 2009 POPE BENEDICT XVI showed his distress at the Ryan report on child abuse at religious institutions in Ireland during a half-hour meeting in the Vatican yesterday evening with Archbishop...
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Taxpayers don't deserve any money from religious orders

barnold@independent.ie Independent.ie   The process initiated by the Government, in the wake of the Ryan report, is back-to-front and deeply flawed in its thinking and planning. It is as though Brian Cowen and his ministers are setting out on...
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Church leaders meet Pope as abuse report rocks Vatican

Independent.ie     By John Cooney Saturday June 06 2009 THE Irish clerical abuse scandals soared to the top of the Catholic Church's agenda last night when Pope Benedict XVI held confidential talks with Ireland's two leading churchmen. They...
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Crisis now poses major challenge to Benedict

Independent.ie   By John Cooney Saturday June 06 2009 IRELAND'S clerical child sex abuse crisis has escalated into a major challenge of the moral supremacy of Pope Benedict XVI that is being watched closely by millions worldwide. At stake...
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Limerick brother due in court on sex abuse charges

 Published Date: 05 June 2009 By Petula Martyn A FORMER Christian Brother is due before Limerick Circuit Court later this month charged in connection with the sexual abuse of boys at a city school in the 1960s. The former Brother,...
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"Religious Orders Agree to Independent Audit of Assets"

May we refer to the article "Religious Orders Agree to Independent Audit of Assets" by Patsy McGarry in The Irish Times dated 5th June 2009?   It's quite clear that under "the Secret Deal" negotiated by the former Education Minister...
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Religious orders are not all equally culpable for abuse

Independent.ie   By David Quinn Friday June 05 2009 When government officials met the 18 orders yesterday, were they aware of a very important finding contained in the Ryan report, namely that abuse of all kinds was far more prevalent...
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Response to child abuse report

  Fri, Jun 05, 2009 Madam, - One would assume that victims of abuse within industrial schools have suffered enough pain, without being made out to be fabricators as well (Page 1, June 3rd). If Christian Brothers' province leader Br...
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Congregations: statement

  Fri, Jun 05, 2009 Statement issued by the religious congregations following their meeting with the Government: The congregations, who had an initial meeting with an Taoiseach today, indicated their willingness to make financial and other contributions towards a broad range...
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Victims happy with Cowen's role but still sceptical about orders

  From left, Fr Pat Lucey, Dominican Order, Fr Joe OReilly, Rosminian Order, Sr Frances Murphy, Presentation Sisters, and Sr Uanin Clarke, St Louis, leaving Government Buildings yesterday following a meeting between representatives of religious congregations and the Taoiseach Brian...
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Religious orders agree to independent audit of assets

  PATSY McGARRY Religious Affairs Correspondent Fri, Jun 05, 2009 NEGOTIATIONS: AN INDEPENDENT audit of assets belonging to 18 religious orders which were party to the 2002 compensation agreement with the State is to be completed within two weeks for presentation...
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The Glin watchman who tried to stop the cruelty

Published Date: 04 June 2009 By Norma Prendiville A NIGHT watchman, who worked in Glin Industrial School in 1950, attempted to blow the cover on the regime of fear, of neglect and of abuse which was operated by the...
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Orders agree to further contributions and audit

  The Taoiseach has promised congregations would make 'substantial' additional contributions. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times   IRISH TIMES REPORTERS The religious congregations have today agreed to make further substantial contributions and to an independent audit of their assets following a...
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Brothers sorry for 'shameful' abuse denials

  ALISON HEALY Thu, Jun 04, 2009 ORDER'S APOLOGY: THE CHRISTIAN Brothers have described its response to the abuse issue as "shamefully inadequate and hurtful" after it emerged that the order was denying allegations of abuse up to five days before...
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Cowen to seek a 'substantial increase' from religious orders

Independent.ie   By Allison Bray and Ciaran Byrne Thursday June 04 2009 TAOISEACH Brian Cowen will seek a "substantial increase" in compensation from the 18 religious orders at the centre of the institutional abuse scandal when he meets them today...
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No criminal records for industrial pupils

Independent.ie   By Tom Brady Thursday June 04 2009 Abuse victims have been given a firm assurance by the Department of Justice that they do not have criminal records because they were sent to industrial schools in the past century,...
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Cowen to seek a 'substantial increase' from religious orders

Independent.ie   By Allison Bray and Ciaran Byrne Thursday June 04 2009 TAOISEACH Brian Cowen will seek a "substantial increase" in compensation from the 18 religious orders at the centre of the institutional abuse scandal when he meets them today...
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Brothers denied abuse days before report

  PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent THE CHRISTIAN Brothers continued to deny as recently as May 15th last, five days prior to publication of the Ryan report, that there was any abuse in institutions run by them. In letters to...
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Abuse groups seek compo case reviews

  By Jennifer Hough Wednesday, June 03, 2009 GROUPS representing child abuse victims have called on the Government to revisit "every" compensation case with a new expert advisory board. Following a meeting with the Minister for Children Barry Andrews...
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Taoiseach to meet abuse victims

  CHARLIE TAYLOR and PATSY McGarry Wed, Jun 03, 2009 Groups representing former residents of institutions run by religious congregations are to meet with Taoiseach Brian Cowen this evening. There will also be "a silent march of solidarity" with former...
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Liberators are on the march and the nation should fall in behind them

  By Fergus Finlay Tuesday, June 02, 2009 I HOPE tens of thousands of people march tomorrow week. That's the day when the survivors of institutional abuse in Ireland are planning to lead a dignified and silent solidarity march...
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Religious made inventory of contributions

  PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent Tue, Jun 02, 2009 THE 18 religious congregations party to the 2002 redress agreement with the State estimate that in the five years prior to 2000 they contributed €80.1 million to Ireland's social economy....
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ISPCC must also pay for abuses

Independent.ie   There has been much talk in recent days of making religious orders pay their "fair share" to former industrial school residents. Why has there been no talk of making the ISPCC pay? Ultimately they were responsible for the...
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Abuse victims demand fund details

Independent.ie   By Shane Hickey Tuesday June 02 2009 VICTIMS of child abuse are to demand that the government reveals how much money the religious congregations will give for compensation and what the funds will be used for. Discussions will...
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Alliance Support Website - 20th - 31st May 2009

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Alliance Support Group Website from the 20th May - 31st

Site Usage analytics.Sparkline.initializeSparklineListener( "VisitsSparkline", "visits"); 8,942 Visits analytics.Sparkline.initializeSparklineListener( "PageviewsSparkline", "pageviews"); 19,555 Pageviews analytics.Sparkline.initializeSparklineListener( "AvgPageSparkline", "avg_pageviews"); 2.19 Pages/Visit analytics.Sparkline.initializeSparklineListener( "BounceRateSparkline", "bounce_rate"); 63.42% Bounce Rate analytics.Sparkline.initializeSparklineListener( "TimeOnSiteSparkline", "avg_session_time"); 00:02:21 Avg. Time on Site analytics.Sparkline.initializeSparklineListener( "NewVisitsSparkline", "percent_new_visitors"); 80.44% % New Visits...
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In defence of industrial schools

Kerryman.ie Letters: Sir, Having seen the news today regarding Irish Industrial Schools abuse I would like to make some comments. I attended St Joseph's Industrial School Tralee from 1942 to 1949 having been sent there by the courts in Dublin...
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Cowen refuses to speculate on 50/50 deal

Independent.ie   The Taoiseach is refusing to speculate on whether or not the Government will be looking to make a 50/50 deal with the 18 religious orders named in the Ryan report. It follows comments from Government Chief Whip Pat...
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