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October 2009 Archives

Panel's report on Ryan submitted

  Sat, Oct 31, 2009 The Department of Education last night received a report by a Government- appointed panel which was assessing statements of resources submitted by religious congregations following publication of the Ryan report. Minister for Education Batt O'Keeffe...
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Reviewing the Ryan Report

Public HearingsI reported on the vast majority of public sittings of the Ryan Commission, while employed by the Irish Independent as its religious affairs correspondent. Ryan cut an impressive figure. He had the cool authoritative manner of an old-fashioned country...
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Writing the wrongs of the orphanage

  Danny Ellis: 'If I was walking down the street, and someone called my name, I'd be overcome by a wave of nausea. I felt so much fear, and I really think that the Christian Brothers did a lot of...
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Monument to victims of abuse is an insult

  Letter to the Editor, Irish Independent Friday 23 October 2009     The proposed €500,000 "memorial to victims of child abuse" (Aine Kerr, Letters, October 19) bearing the words of Mr Bertie Ahern's 1999 "apology" to Ireland's former...
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The Church must bow down to law of the land

Independent.ie   The latest shocking report on child sex abuse reveals a painful and sordid tale of ecclesiastical cover-ups, writes Maeve Sheehan THE report on the Catholic hierarchy's handling of child sex abusers in the Dublin archdiocese is expected to...
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Catholic Church praised for its progress on child protection

Independent.ie   By John Cooney Religion Correspondent Saturday October 24 2009 THE Catholic Church in Ireland has made greater progress in the past two years than in the previous two decades in safeguarding children from paedophile clerics, its independent child...
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Government salving its own conscience

    Saturday October 24 2009 My heart bled for Jim Beresford, former Artane child prisoner from Huddersfield, England, when he wrote "Monument to abuse victims is an insult" (Letters, October 23). I could feel his pain. He quotes Bertie...
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Survivors of abuse dismayed over committee

  Representatives of survivors of abuse at institutions investigated by the Ryan Commission have expressed disappointment at the composition of a new committee set up to plan a memorial for former residents of the institutions, writes Religious Affairs Correspondent Patsy...
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Child abuse: 'They poisoned my mind against my own mother'

  As Ireland is braced for more revelations about paedophile priests, one woman tells of the abuse she endured at the hands of nuns to not show photographer information --> to not show image description --> to not show enlarge...
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JOINT PRESS RELEASE

      Tuesday 20th October 2009. At 1130 am   By:       Irish SOCA (Survivors of Child Abuse)             The Alliance Victim Support Group             Right to Peace (Michael O'Brien)             Justice & Healing for Victims of Abuse             Right...
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JOINT PRESS RELEASE

      Tuesday 20th October 2009. At 1130 am   By:       Irish SOCA (Survivors of Child Abuse)             The Alliance Victim Support Group             Right to Peace (Michael O'Brien)             Justice & Healing for Victims of Abuse             Right...
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Abuse victim will welcome report after 24-year battle

  PATSY McGARRY Religious Affairs Correspondent Mon, Oct 19, 2009 MARIE COLLINS is looking forward to the imminent publication of the Murphy report on the handling by church and State authorities in Dublin's Catholic archdiocese of clerical child sex abuse...
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€500,000 put aside to fund memorial for abuse victims

Independent.ie   By ine Kerr Political Correspondent Monday October 19 2009 THE Government last night announced the establishment of a "memorial committee" to oversee the creation of a memorial to victims of child abuse and consider arrangements for a national...
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RISING ABOVE THE PAST TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE

Marianne O'Connor osu Paper given at the Humbert Summer School, August 2009. None of us can remember anything like it in the past. None of us can imagine that anything like it could happen in the future. The waves...
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Abuse report to highlight tawdry saga of cover-ups

  Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin (left) and Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh (third right) after a meeting with representatives of victims of institutional abuse and the Conference of Irish Bishops earlier this year. "While the Ryan Report...
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Women Claim Clerical Sex Abuse [Cloyne]

Irish Times, Saturday, Oct 10, 2009Two complaints of assaults by Cork priests in 1980s were reported to Gardaí this year, writes  Southern Correspondent, BARRY ROCHE GARDAÍ IN Co Cork have sent a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)...
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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. As previously stated the emotional, physical and sexual abuse suffered by so many children on...
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Dublin abuse report can be published

 Thursday, 15 October 2009 11:12 The High Court has ruled that the report into sexual abuse by priests in the Dublin Diocese can be published with the exception of one chapter. Mr Justice Paul Gilligan ruled that chapter 19...
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Ruling on abuse report due

  The High Court is today expected to deliver its reserved judgment on what content of the Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation report may be published at this time. The judgment will be delivered in public and follows in camera...
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Orthodox Jews Rely More on Sex Abuse Prosecution

Orthodox Jews Rely More on Sex Abuse Prosecution New York Times, October 14, 2009, by PAUL VITELLO   Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times Members and activists take part in a meeting for Survivors for Justice, a group formed...
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Writer's reference 'a deterrent' to abused children - claim

  Ali Bracken, Crime Correspondent --> Colm Tóibín described Hogan as 'a writer of immense power' A leading agency that works with victims of sexual abuse has criticised the "leniency" of the sentencing of a prominent Irish writer and questioned...
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Abuse groups who met bishops accused of 'solo run'

  OLIVIA KELLY Fri, Oct 09, 2009 TWO LEADING campaigners for victims of abuse in residential institutions have accused other victims' representatives of going on a "solo run" in meeting with Catholic bishops this week. Four groups, Soca (Survivors of...
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Support Group Functions

May we refer to the article "Victims of abuse meet bishops in Maynooth" by Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent in the Irish Times dated 8th October 2009?   After reading the aforementioned article one is reminded of John Kelly of...
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Church considers bigger awards for abuse victims

Independent.ie   By John Cooney Thursday October 08 2009 SENIOR Catholic clerics are to consider increasing compensation for survivors of abuse in church-run institutions. Cardinal Sean Brady revealed yesterday that a committee would be set up to look at offering...
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Church may increase compensation for abuse victims

  Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 07:20 PM Senior Catholic clerics are to consider increasing compensation for survivors of abuse in Church-run institutions, it emerged today.Cardinal Sean Brady revealed a committee would be set up to look at offering...
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Abuse victims and bishops meet

    PATSY McGARRY Representatives of abuse victims met the Irish Bishops Conference for discussions that lasted over three and a half hours at Maynooth this morning. The meeting took place at the request of the victims and was described...
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Church may increase compensation for abuse victims

Church may increase compensation for abuse victims Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 07:20 PM Senior Catholic clerics are to consider increasing compensation for survivors of abuse in Church-run institutions, it emerged today.Cardinal Sean Brady revealed a committee would be...
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Writer gets suspended sentence for abuse of boy

  Writer Desmond Hogan at Tralee Court House, Co Kerry, yesterday. Hogan, a former winner of both the Hennessy Award and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, will be placed on the register of sex offenders.Photograph: Domnick Walsh    BARRY...
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Investigation into child abuse allegations

Watch: Next on: Tuesday, 22:35 on BBC One (Northern Ireland only) Synopsis Hard-hitting investigations on the major stories affecting life in Northern Ireland. Investigation into child abuse allegations, centred on an order of nuns and care homes in Belfast...
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