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November 2016 Archives

Questions by a Clerical Child Sexual Abuse survivor

Dear Reader, Perhaps the perspective of a Clerical Child Sexual Abuse survivor in Ireland may be of interest regarding the announcement of a Papal visit to Ireland in August 2018. The question is to what degree has the landscape of Ireland...
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This is going to be a highly contentious visit,

Transcript - Six One News - 28 Nov 2016 - Pope Francis to come to Ireland in August 2018.Ireland set for the "World Meeting of Families" between 22nd and 26th August 2018.Joe Little ‐ RTÉ Special ReportABORTIONThis is going to...
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RTÉ ‐ Taoiseach says Pope will visit Ireland in 2018 ‐ http://bit.ly/2gBeyUL ‐ Updated / Nov.

RTÉ ‐ Taoiseach says Pope will visit Ireland in 2018 ‐ http://bit.ly/2gBeyUL ‐ Updated / Nov.28, 2016 14:48PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF THIS EMAIL - THANK YOUDate: Monday 28 November 2016Dear Taoiseach, Tainiste, Ministers, Deputies and Senators,The announcement of the visit...
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The State's harmful ambivalence towards record-keeping

Ireland has long history of destroying documents and understaffing institutions about 10 hours ago Diarmaid Ferriter  On the occasion of her recent retirement from the National Archives of Ireland after a 42-year career, renowned archivist Catríona Crowe bade farewell...
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An Important article-

Dear Brother O'Neill . . . a former Christian Brothers pupil writes(we have placed full article on this website also) There is nothing 'historical' about the child abuse I suffered 45 years ago - the kind your order now seems...
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Dear Brother O'Neill . . . a former Christian Brothers pupil writes

There is nothing 'historical' about the child abuse I suffered 45 years ago - the kind your order now seems to want to forget all about. My anguish continues   Abused at a Christian Brothers school: I had a...
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Dear Sir... Readers' Views -Irish Examiner

0 Friday, November 25, 2016Your letters, your views...Church of Ireland has legacy of abuse, tooIn his farewell sermon, in 2012, Robert MacCarthy, the retiring dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, said that they had been "lucky that there was no...
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Was The Game Not Up For Ireland Protestant Over A Hundred Years

And Still it Continues Today...Dear Sir/MadamI have noticed a growing trend over the last few years of serious revisionism by historians and academics who have numerous new opinions on the reality of life for the Protestant people of Ireland in...
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Former music teacher jailed over child abuse material

Updated / Nov. 22, 2016 22:03 Eanna McKenna was sentenced at Wexford Circuit Court A former music teacher and church organist has been sentenced to three years in jail on charges related to images and video of child abuse.Eanna McKenna from...
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Unquiet Graves, Unsettled Accounts

Jeremy Kearney Coercive Confinement in Post-Independence Ireland: Patients, Prisoners and Penitents, by Eoin O'Sullivan and Ian O'Donnell, Manchester University Press, 320 pp, £19.99, ISBN: 978-0719095450Tolling for the deaf an' blind, tolling for the mute Tolling for the mistreated, mateless...
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Abuse inquiry 'is gagging the lawyers who resigned'

New secrecy row after accusation staff were stopped from talking to MPs about why they quit MPs have requested evidence from seven lawyers who quit abuse inquiry Barristers have been prevented from speaking out under contractual ruleInquiry has refused to waive legal...
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St Patrick's Cathedral issues apology for 'failing' victims of abuser O'Brien

Updated / Nov. 18, 2016 22:02 St Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral in Dublin The national Cathedral of the Church of Ireland, St Patrick's in Dublin, has apologised unreservedly for failing to care appropriately for victims of the serial child...
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NAPAC's Peter Saunders On 'Big' Charities

Peter Saunders of NAPACTo my astonishment and embarrassment , Peter Saunders is waiting at the entrance of the building where the NAPAC offices are, near the Oval tube station in South London. We're running a little late (my fault) but...
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Important Meetings

Caranua will host two information events in the coming weeks, in Waterford and Limerick. These events will provide an opportunity for people to talk to Caranua staff, and for us to answer any questions you may have. There is no...
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Religious congregations and the State must resolve payment issue

Shortfall in contribution to compensation scheme damages Catholic Church's authority Mon, Oct 3, 2016, 00:01 4   AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email AppShare to LinkedInShare to PinterestShare to RedditShare to Google+Share to  AddThis Sharing Buttons...
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Kenny warned of Garda complaint if he delays adoption inquiry

Taoiseach told he could face charges if forced adoption inquiry not set up by end of month Sun, Nov 13, 2016, 18:58 Patsy McGarry Taoiseach Enda Kenny: told in letter there was "undeniable evidence of cases of forced adoption...
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Will Mother and Baby Homes Commission advertise to the hidden Irish diaspora?

2,200 Irish infants were adopted by American families between late 1940s and early 1970sWed, Nov 9, 2016, 15:00James Smith in BostonWreaths laid at the gates of the Dail in 2014 on the first anniversary of Taoiseach Enda Kenny's apology to survivors...
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Bessborough Mother and baby vaccine trial files altered

845Tuesday, November 15, 2016 By Conall Ó FáthartaIrish Examiner ReporterThe files of vaccine trial victims in Bessborough Mother and Baby Home were altered in 2002 -- just weeks after the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse sought discovery of records from...
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SURVIVOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT FORMER SENIOR HSE WHISTLEBLOWER

Nov2016 14 CALL FOR INQUIRY INTO WHO KNEW WHAT AND WHEN THEY KNEW ITThe Coalition of Mother And Baby home Survivors (CMABS) strongly supports the actions of Whistleblower Philip Garland, former assistant National Director of child and family services with the...
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Minister to set up review of abuse survivors' group Caranua

70% of State organisation's spending to date allocated to housing, says chief executiveWed, Nov 16, 2016, 09:04 Updated: Wed, Nov 16, 2016, 09:05Patsy McGarryMinister for Education Richard Bruton is to set up a review into Caranua. Photograph: Alan Betson Share to FacebookShare to...
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Catholic church apologises for role in 'forced adoptions' over 30-year period

Head of church in England and Wales apologises in documentary about women who were pressured into handing over their babies in the 50s, 60s and 70s Women from a Leeds support group. From left, standing: Jill, Margaret , and...
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