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August 2009 Archives

ALLIANCE MANDATE FROM VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS

    August 2009   The Alliance Victim Support Group wish to thank everyone who responded to our submission and to our mandate pole.    We are particularly grateful to those in Canada, America, UK and Australia who added to our...
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Bitter words for Church in salute to abuse-probe judge

Independent.ie   IT was a far cry from that bleak May day when survivors of institutional abuse were not admitted to the long-awaited news conference in a Dublin hotel at which Mr Justice Sean Ryan published his damning report into...
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"A wholly inadequate response to the Ryan Report"

Fr. Aidan Troy in Belfast A prominent Irish priest has called on the Catholic Church to halt recruitment of new priests until they properly address Ireland's clerical child abuse controversy. In May, Ireland's Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse...
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Judge says response to findings 'will say a lot about present situation'

  Michael O'Brien, Mr Justice Sean Ryan and Mary Raftery who received awards. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus    PATSY McGARRY JUST AS the report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse said a lot about our past, how...
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Day of atonement call for abuse against the innocent

  PATSY McGARRY Mon, Aug 24, 2009 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27th should be designated as a day of atonement by the Catholic Church in Ireland for abuse committed against the innocent, the Humbert School was told at the weekend. Drogheda-based Augustinian...
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Child-abuse report judge praises courage of victims

Independent.ie   By John Cooney Monday August 24 2009 THE JUDGE behind the damning report into systematic abuse of thousands of children in State institutions has warmly praised those who told him their stories, thereby bringing to light "events which...
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Humbert Summer School - County Mayo

Humbert Summer School - Award to Survivors of abuse in State Institutions     Many thanks for all your emails, telephone calls and txt about this weekend.  It is an important event and one in which I am glad to...
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Institutional abuse in the North

Kerryman.ie Letters: Sir, I read an article by Donal Nolan in your paper of August 5 about Thomas Wall being awarded the title of Limerick man of the month for his brave efforts in exposing the brutal regime of Institutional...
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Views from Survivors

Hi Kathy,   We acknowledge receipt of the article, copied below.   We fail to understand why Michael O' Brien - Right to Peace, Tom Hayes - Alliance Victim Support Group, Patrick Walsh - Irish Survivors of Child Abuse...
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Humbert Summer School - Award to Survivors of abuse in State Institutions

  Press Release Humbert Summer School - Award to Survivors of  abuse in State Institutions   At the meeting of survivor representative groups in central-Dublin yesterday the following were nominated to accept the Humbert Summer School Award on behalf of...
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Cardinal's plea for healing

Independent.ie   CARDINAL Sean Brady was right to put the plight of those abused by the Church at the top of his prayer list. Coming three months after the publication of the Ryan Commission's horrific findings of systematic abuse...
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Abuse victims unite in call for €600m extra compensation

Independent.ie Government urged to fulfil promise redress body will match court awards By John Cooney and Breda Heffernan Monday August 17 2009 VICTIM groups now want religious orders to pay €600m directly to survivors of institutional child sex abuse. None...
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Victims seek timeframe for audit of assets

  John Kelly of Irish Survivors of Child Abuse addressing a news briefing with, from left, Nora Brennan, Noel Barry, Chris Heaphy, Tom Hayes and Michael O'Brien, following a meeting of leaders of survivor groups in Meath Street, Dublin, yesterday.Photograph:...
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You have a voice - Yes, we will take note

dear sir    I am writing to you as to many party leaders this letter I feel strongly about on behalf of all survivors as it is not just me. I never want to upset anyone and I feel rather...
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Alliance Committee Member Honoured

Limerick industrial school survivor calls for All-Ireland day's minute silence Tom Wall     Published Date: 06 August 2009 By Norma Prendiville TOM Wall, a survivor of abuse at Glin Industrial School, believes there should be a minute's silence at...
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Abuse victim is honoured for bravery

  Kerryman.ie   By DÓNAL NOLAN Wednesday August 05 2009 A GLIN survivor of industrial-school abuse has this week been awarded the title of Limerick Man of the Month for August -- in recognition of his brave efforts to...
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FLDS Custody Case Officially Ends In Texas

Alleged 'Child Bride' Dropped From OversightDeseret News, 23 July 2009 by Ben WinslowThe nation's largest child-custody case has ended quietly with a judge's order.The battle for children from the Utah-based Fundamentalist LDS Church's ranch in Eldorado, Texas, was over...
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Irish Church and State

  A church-run industrial school in Ireland in the early 20th century The recent pedophile church scandals in Ireland have taken a serious turn with evidence now that many children may actually have been killed and their deaths covered...
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2009 Implementation Plan

Subject: Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, 2009 Implementation Plan   Page  23  Criminal record Children referred by the District Court pursuant to an action under Section 58 of the Children Act 1908 did not give rise...
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Deafening silence over deaths of Irish babies

Irish Central.  Irish America  Published Sunday, August 2, 2009, 10:20 AM   EDDIE HOLT     I wrote an extended feature less than two weeks ago on known and unknown deaths in industrial and reform schools, Magdalen laundries and...
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A cop, a priest and a campaign of vilification

Independent.ie   Curate accused of abusing children divided a small parish and left a trail of bitter acrimony By MAEVE SHEEHAN Sunday August 02 2009 A FEW years ago, John Brennan thought he had finally heard the last of...
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Ahern refers abuse report to High Court over conviction fears

  By Conor Ryan, Political Correspondent Saturday, August 01, 2009 Examiner CONCERN for the safety of ongoing criminal cases has led Justice Minister Dermot Ahern to refer the report on child abuse in the Dublin Archdiocese to the High Court....
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No award of costs against abuse victim

  Sat, Aug 01, 2009 The Supreme Court has refused an application by the Residential Institutions Review Committee and the State for costs against an abuse victim after their successful appeal against a High Court decision upholding her challenge to...
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