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March 2016 Archives

We should not replace one form of forgetting with another

Fintan O'Toole:  Commemorating Rising should not be at the cost of amnesia about the failure of its ideals about 11 hours ago Fintan O'Toole 22 The former Christian Brothers industrial school at Letterfrack, Co Galway, where Peter Tyrrell was taken...
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Bethany Home survivors deserve an enquiry, too

0 Thursday, March 17, 2016227 children lost their lives at the protestant Bethany Home. It is now two more years since we erected our memorial, and we still wait on our Government to say that they wronged those who died...
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French abuse victims appeal to pope over alleged cover-up

 Monday 14 March 2016 17.26 The abuse victims have requested an audience with Pope FrancisVictims of a French priest who has admitted sexually abusing boys have written to the Vatican to ask for an audience with Pope Francis about...
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Letters- Irish World

Scandal ofBethany HomeIT IS WITH great sadness andshame, that I have learnt that thestate and church moral compass isstill stuck in the defunct position ofover 100 years ago. I reference theclosing of some of the great Churchof Ireland Churches in...
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Letter- Irish World

Shame ofBethanyThere were 227children of Bethany Homewho lost their lives. It isnow two years since weerected our memorial, andstill we wait on ourgovernment to admit thatthey have wronged themand us survivors.As the State andChurches look the otherway, they have apologisedto...
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I was only a child?

They held me down, forced drugs into me, then the abuse began...I was only a childFORMER child patients sent to a mental hospital for crimes as petty as stealing sweets have told how they were the "human guinea pigs" of...
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Magdalene laundries victims remembered in Dublin

 Sunday 06 March 2016 19.35 The event was organised by the Justice for Magdalenes Research groupFlowers were laid at five separate plots in Glasnevin Cemetery, in memory of the women who died in Magdalene laundries.A special ceremony in honour...
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Inquiry on child abuse turns to Catholic-run group of homes

Sir Anthony Hart A long-running child abuse public inquiry will focus on alleged wrongdoing at institutions run by the Good Shepherd Sisters when it reconvenes next week.Former residents of facilities in Belfast, Londonderry and Newry are expected to give...
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