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November 2010 Archives

Mystery of the €3m missing from charity

If you've donated money please con­tact us, says boss A SUPPORT group for vic­tims of cler­ical abuse that has received more than €3million from the tax­payer has admit­ted it has no idea where the cash has gone. The char­ity is...
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ALLIANCE VICTIM SUPPORT GROUP STATEMENT - Funding

ALLIANCE VICTIM SUPPORT GROUP STATEMENT   The Alliance Victim Support Group wish it to be known again, that the Alliance Group has never received any money from any religious congregation, church, HSE or any other group.  We have received expenses...
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Church's dealing with abuse was 'catastrophic'

  PATSY McGARRY Religious Affairs Correspondent Mon, Nov 29, 2010 A YEAR after publication of the Murphy report, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, has said the church in Ireland had become self-centred and had let itself reach...
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DPP warns clerical abuse support group to halt calls for prosecution

By Claire O'Sullivan Saturday, November 27, 2010 A SUPPORT group for victims of clerical abuse have received a letter from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) warning them to halt their campaign seeking a prosecution of the notorious Father...
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Two abuse survivor groups ask PAC to investigate Cork-based charity

  on 22/11/2010 00:00:00 Tom Hayes of the Alliance survivor group and Patrick Walsh of SOCA [survivors of child abuse] recently wrote to the PAC raising concerns about Right of Place, an organisation which has received at least €2.4 million...
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Cardinals hold meeting on abuse

  Pope Benedict reads a prayer before a meeting with cardinals at the Vatican today. Photograph: Reuters/Tony Gentile   Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world met in a rare gathering at the Vatican today to discuss religious freedom, sexual...
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Apostolic Visitations

Dear All   We agreed that I'd forward to you information on the Apostolic Visitations as soon as it became available.  By now you may have read about it in the press.    The full press release is available...
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Redress Board award should feature in maintenance

  Mon, Nov 15, 2010 McK -v- L Neutral citation IESC 51. Supreme Court  Judgment was delivered by Mr Justice Joseph Finnegan on October 28th, 2010, Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell and Mr Justice Liam McKechnie concurring. Judgment  It was not contrary...
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Unanswered questions' in abuse charity's finances

By Jennifer Hough Monday, November 15, 2010 JUST a few months ago a new board of directors was appointed to Right of Place, a charity for survivors of institutional abuse. It was thought - and hoped - this would...
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'No record' of how Cork charity spent state funds

  By Jennifer Hough Monday, November 15, 2010 THERE is no "record or evidence" of how anyone except a select inner circle benefited over a 10-year period in which the State was funding an organisation for survivors of institutional...
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Fury as Papal envoy celebrates Mass with under-fire bishops

Independent.ie   By John Cooney Religion Correspondent Monday November 15 2010 THE Pope's envoy investigating child protection came under fire yesterday for concelebrating Mass with two Irish bishops criticised in the Murphy Report. In his long-awaited debut in Dublin, Cardinal...
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Leading academic charged with child sexual abuse

Leading academic charged with child sexual abuse Mick McCaffrey, Security Editor One of the country's leading academics and authors has been charged with sexually abusing three of his nephews, the Sunday Tribune has learned. The man, who has a...
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No quick fix for abuse crisis, says top cleric

14/11/2010 - 18:03:17 Sunday Business PostA senior US churchman visiting Dublin to examine how children are protected against paedophile priests today told parishioners he had not come to offer a quick fix.Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the Archbishop of Boston, called...
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Vatican members to meet with abuse victims and families

By Sean O'Riordan Saturday, November 13, 2010 MEMBERS of the Vatican's Apostolic Visitation investigation into clerical abuse will be available to meet with abuse victims and their families. The Vatican confirmed yesterday that such contact would form part of...
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The Church has to take a lead and abolish its outdated values

    The Pope, his cardinals and priests should live among the community as normal people, just like the apostles, owning nothing but the bare essentials of life, working for their living and abiding in rented accommodation. Poverty is, after...
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Magdalene inquiry

Letters-Irish Times Madam, - Following the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) calling upon the Government to establish a statutory inquiry into the Magdalene laundries (Home News, November 10th), the Government issued a statement in which they said: "The Government regrets...
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Baltimore Trust Fund

Baltimore Trust Fund   This Trust Fund is available to all those who can satisfy the trustees of their time in Baltimore.  Access is through  Mr Thomas Higgins  On Mobile: 0871472344 or through the Alliance Support Group....
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Call for inquiry into Magdalene laundries

  At the publication of the Irish Human Rights Commission's call for an inquiry into the Magdalene laundries were, from left, Eamonn Mac Aodha, chief executive; Sinead Lucey, senior enquiry legal officer, and Dr Maurice Manning, president.Photograph: Cyril Byrne  ...
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Magdalenes - State responsibility to establish inquiry

The Irish Human Rights Commission has called for a statutory inquiry into the treatment of women and girls in the Magdalene Laundries.       Sculpture honours Magdalene women The Irish Human Rights Commission has called for a statutory inquiry...
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Church loses fortune in bank share slump

Independent.ie   Faith in BoI costs dioceses millions By Siobhan Creaton Saturday November 06 2010 CATHOLIC dioceses headed up by Cardinal Sean Brady and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin are nursing multimillion-euro losses following the collapse of the Bank of Ireland share...
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Williams 'tainted' industrial school children

  Ali Bracken, Crime Correspondent --> Paul Williams: crime series on RTÉ   Sunday Tribune 7th November 2010   JOURNALIST Paul Williams has been accused of "tainting" all those who were detained at industrial school by comparing them to serious...
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MLAs vote for child abuse inquiry

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Response

Survivors Voice Inc, Response to Vatican Spokesperson Fr. Lombardi's  Statement Clergy Abuse Survivors Respond to Vatican's Fr. Lombardi's Public Statement   November 4, 2010   Boston Massachusetts: We at Survivors Voice (www.survivorsvoice.org) appreciated the invitation and opportunity extended by Vatican...
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Peter Robinson reaffirms abuse probe pledge

Institutional child abuse committed in Northern Ireland will not be swept under the carpet, the First Minister Peter Robinson has said. As campaigners continue to call for an independent inquiry into historic crimes, Peter Robinson told the Assembly that the...
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Ex-priest guilty of sex assaults against altar boy

  PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent Tue, Nov 02, 2010 A FORMER Dublin priest has been found guilty by a jury at the Circuit Criminal Court of serious sexual assaults on an altar boy who was aged between seven and...
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Irish abuse protesters complain at treatment by Vatican police

  PADDY AGNEW in Rome Tue, Nov 02, 2010 MARGARET KENNEDY and Brendan Butler, two members of the seven-strong Irish delegation that attended last Sunday's multinational protest by clerical sex abuse victims at the Vatican, are to register protests with...
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Nobody resigns, even for a horrific case like this

  var addthis_config = { ui_cobrand: "ThePost.ie"} 31 October 2010 By Vincent BrowneThere is not a twinge of embarrassment on the part of the government about the criminal neglect of one of its agencies responsible for the care of children....
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British woman 'was raped by priest'

    Demonstrators hold placards during a protest near St. Peter's Square, Rome, on Sunday More photos: < 1 2 > Monday November 01 2010 A British woman spoke out about her rape ordeal at the hands of a priest,...
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