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April 2011 Archives

Health Minister to ask HSE board to resign

 09:14, Thursday, 28 April 2011 Minister for Health Dr James Reilly is to meet the board of the Health Service Executive to ask the members to resign. 1 of 1 James Reilly - To meet HSE board at midday...
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Court closer to hearing in school abuse case

By Seán McCárthaigh Wednesday, April 27, 2011 THE European Court of Human Rights has moved a step closer to launching a full hearing into a Cork woman's appeal against a ruling the state was not legally liable for the...
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Ireland's Magdalene Laundries: Time To Put An End to the Continued Abuse

  Almost six months ago the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) published its Assessment of Justice for Magdalenes' (JFM) inquiry application documenting human rights violations in Ireland's Magdalene Laundries.  The IHRC recommended that the State should "establish a statutory mechanism...
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Magdalene survivor to speak on radio

  PATSY McGARRY Mon, Apr 25, 2011 A WOMAN who spent her life in institutions, including a Magdalene laundry, will speak on RTÉ Radio this evening of years of abuse and neglect. Mary Smith says she finds it impossible to...
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Reflections of a Judge

published Indymedia Ireland latest comments    'Court is stunned as solicitor quits over "corruption".  by James - Legal profession (retired) Sat Apr 23, 2011 15:02 'It was de Valera personally who offered my uncle the circuit court judgeship and I...
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The Congregational Indemnity Agreement:

The 2002 AGREEMENT: THE INDEMNITY element of 2002 agreement between the State and the 18 religious congregations which ran institutions for children was unconstitutional, according to an article in the Irish Law Times.  The Congregational Indemnity Agreement: An Unconstitutional Endowment of Religion, it is...
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Group for abuse survivors must report to HSE monthly

Group for abuse survivors must report to HSE monthly By Jennifer Hough Saturday, April 23, 2011 MONTHLY expenditure and activity reports must be provided to the HSE by a group for institutional abuse survivors which was on the brink of...
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Group for abuse survivors must report to HSE monthly

Group for abuse survivors must report to HSE monthly By Jennifer Hough Saturday, April 23, 2011 MONTHLY expenditure and activity reports must be provided to the HSE by a group for institutional abuse survivors which was on the brink of...
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Who will speak for abuse survivors?

  Thursday, April 21, 2011 "DIARMUID MARTIN said the apostolic visitation appointed to help the Catholic Church in the wake of the clerical sex abuse crisis has completed its work." Again, the focus is on helping the Church, not the...
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Religious orders are paying their share

Thursday, April 21, 2011 I AM sure there was no intention to mislead in the article in a recent edition of the Irish Examiner: "Religious orders must keep their moral and financial commitments". The article is, however, seriously misleading and...
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Cloyne abuse report to be published in May

 Wednesday, 20 April 2011                  The report on the handling of clerical child sex abuse allegations in the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne will not be published before the second week in May.            Cloyne - Two-year investigation into handling of...
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The illusion of power

By Ryle Dwyer -  Irish Examiner Monday, April 11, 2011 IT WAS after 10pm on April 11, 1951 when Taoiseach John A Costello made the shock announcement that Health Minister Noel Browne had resigned and President Seán T O'Kelly...
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Bishops made appeals for priests accused of abuse

  PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent Sat, Apr 16, 2011 TWO IRISH Catholic bishops asked that priests of their dioceses, stood down from ministry because of allegations of child sexual abuse, be allowed officiate at weddings or funerals in...
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Cloyne report release date uncertain

  PATSY McGARRY Sat, Apr 16, 2011 THE PUBLICATION date of the Cloyne report remained unclear last night, with a spokesman for the Department of Justice unable to say when this was likely. An expectation that the report, which deals...
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Bishops made appeals for priests accused of abuse

   Diarmuid Martin PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent Sat, Apr 16, 2011 TWO IRISH Catholic bishops asked that priests of their dioceses, stood down from ministry because of allegations of child sexual abuse, be allowed officiate at weddings or...
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Order denies withholding €20m from abuse victims' fund

By Conor Ryan Friday, April 15, 2011 A KEY religious congregation contributing to the special fund for victims of institutional abuse has rejected suggestions that millions of euro in compensation was being withheld. The Oblates of Mary Immaculate confirmed...
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Vatican abuse report due by Easter

By Fiachra Ó Cionnaith Friday, April 15, 2011 THE Vatican inquiry team sent to Ireland by Pope Benedict XVI as part of church sex abuse investigations is set to report to the pontiff by Easter. Archbishop of Dublin, Dr...
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Vague religion syllabus and poor teaching leave pupils without a prayer

SEÁN BYRNE RITE AND REASON: Are the resources devoted to teaching religion wasted? ADDRESSING A crowd protesting against the Pope's visit to Britain last year, Richard Dawkins fulminated with the passion of a fundamentalist preacher against the Catholic Church for filling...
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Orders give just €20m of €1.3bn abuse compo bill

By Mary Regan, Political Correspondent Saturday, April 09, 2011 RELIGIOUS orders have contributed €20 million in cash of the estimated €1.3 billion cost of meeting child abuse compensation claims -- leaving most of the rest to be picked up...
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THE TRUTH WILL MAKE YOU FREE: A PERSONAL JOURNEY

Lecture Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ----------Marquette University, Milwaukee, 4th April 2011         My reflections this morning are very much personal in tone.  I have no special expertise in the area of restorative...
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Cloyne Report chapters cleared for publication

The President of the High Court has cleared the way for the publication of most of the Cloyne Report on clerical abuse in the Catholic Diocese. But Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns prohibited until mid-July at the earliest publication of...
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