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October 2016 Archives

Symphysiotomy falsehoods: Ireland's culture of impunity must end

Medical ambition was behind breaches of women's human rights yet no person or agency has ever been held to account about 18 hours ago Marie O'Connor 2 Survivors of Symphysiotomy chairwoman Marie O'Connor (far right) with members and supporters...
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Police interview Vatican finance chief over abuse claims

Updated / Oct. 26, 2016 08:56 Cardinal George Pell is Australia's most senior Catholic cleric Vatican finance chief George Pell has been interviewed by Australian police in Rome over sexual assault claims, but no charges have been laid.It follows explosive...
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Police question Vatican cardinal about Australian sex abuse allegations

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 07:37 amAustralian police flew to Rome to interview a senior Vatican cardinal about allegations of sexual assault dating back decades.Cardinal George Pell, the senior financial adviser to Pope Francis and one of his most trusted...
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Thousands of children in Irish care homes at centre of 'baby graves scandal' were used in secret vaccine trials in the 1930s

Thousands of children in Irish care homes at centre of 'baby graves scandal' were used in secret vaccine trials in the 1930sScientists secretly gave 2,051 children and babies diphtheria vaccineThey were used as guinea pigs for drugs giant Burroughs Wellcome...
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Why DID the human rights luvvie quit?

Why DID the human rights luvvie quit? A chum of the Clooneys, Benedict Emmerson led the VIP child abuse inquiry. Now he and his junior have left in a swirl of toxic rumours Benedict Emmerson QC was suspended from his duties...
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Dear RTÉ Breaking News,

  Friday 7th October 2016I would like to bring to your attention some reflections and observations to the issues regarding this proposal where there is still so much be done for victims of Clerical Child Sexual Abuse in Ireland and worldwide. I...
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Day of prayer for abuse survivors

Irish Times-Letters page AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email AppShare to LinkedInShare to PinterestShare to RedditShare to Google+Share to WhatsA Sir, - The recent announcement that the Catholic Bishops of Ireland are planning a day of...
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Five years for abuse of grandniece

Laura Colgan and Isabel Hayes A 77-year-old man who sexually abused his grandniece two decades ago, when she was between 10 and 14 years of age, has been jailed for five years.The man, who cannot be named to protect the...
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A Local Councillor-Sadly he has never, ever done anything to help former residents?

Flynn ends Artane Band protest on City Hall window ledge Gardaí escort councillor from building after demonstration over Christian Brothers link about an hour ago Olivia Kelly Mannix Flynn, a former resident of St Joseph's Industrial School in Artane, wants...
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Religious congregations and the State must resolve payment issue

Shortfall in contribution to compensation scheme damages Catholic Church's authority  What is to be done? The 18 religious congregations which managed residential institutions where children were abused into the 1970s refuse to pay a half of costs in resulting compensation....
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All Little Angels Now by Terence O'Flaherty

Terence O'Flaherty's mother, aunts and uncles were orphans, the girls attending the Convent of Mercy Orphanage in Ennis. Terence has written this poignant song in their memory accompanied by the evocative use of photographs - some from the Michael John...
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'No specific plans' for excavations on the grounds of Mother and Baby Homes

0 Saturday, October 01, 2016  By Conall Ó FáthartaIrish Examiner ReporterThere are "no specific plans" to carry out excavations on the grounds of other Mother and Baby Homes yet, as a preliminary excavation was approved for a site where almost...
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