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August 2016 Archives

Commemorate a true political hero

Irish Examiner-There's a widespread cynicism about politics and politicians. Though much of it is deserved; there were, and are, decent politicians. One of these I learned about while researching a novel about the industrial school era, Escape from Grievous Faults.Martin...
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BethanyHome'a stain on State'

Irish Independentâ–  Like all who value principles of freedom and justice, I believe the absence of a fair and speedy trial for Irishman Ibrahim Halawa is a serious breach of these principles.The Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanaganexpressed disappointment at the...
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Former CBS pupil claims he dug up grave of 'filthy' tutor who abused him and smashed his skull

Meadhbh McGrath1Crucifix. (Stock image)A former student of a Christian Brothers' school has claimed he exacted "revenge" on a tutor who abused him by digging up his grave and destroying his ruins.The man said he had been beaten by one of...
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Subject:Irish children's home survivor takes case to European court - Birmingham Mail

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In My Own Words (Still Running)

In My Own Words (Still Running) By Mickey Finn     PRESS RELEASE   Harrrowing debut exposes the horrific abuse suffered by children placed in the care of Roman Catholic-run workhouses of 1960s Ireland.   When twelve-year old Mickey Finn...
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Missing the elephant in the room on the issue of Maynooth College

 CC: Members of the Catholic Church  Dear Patsy McGarry, The speculation raging over any decision to remove seminarians from Maynooth College to the Irish College in Rome is one brought about directly by the Apostolic Visitation initiated by Pope Benedict XVI on...
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Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court

The survivor who wants to bring the case said that it had taken 23 years to get to this point.Mon 7:15 AM  Share99 Tweet Email Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland A BETHANY HOME survivor is bringing a case to the European...
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