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July 2017 Archives

Did religious congregations exploit the faith of young novices?

Enthusiastic young people in orders were moulded to accept rules and practices  Brendan Butler Religious congregations are in decline, some terminally, due to their failure to attract new young people to their communities. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien I was struck by...
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HSE stays silent on concerns over baby homes

0 Monday, July 24, 2017  By Conall Ó FáthartaIrish Examiner ReporterThe HSE has refused to say why concerns about infant deaths and possible trafficking from Bessborough in Cork and the Tuam Mother and Baby Home were not reported to the...
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Cardinal says Church must stand on the side of victims

victimsSimon Bourke | July 16, 2017 Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leary, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna and Fr Eamonn Fitzgibbon pictured at the Let's Talk Family: Let's Be Family confernece in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick One of Pope Francis' Cardinals...
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Brendan Smyth's evil deeds can never be forgotten



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Religious order set for windfall with Bessborough sale

0 Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 12:05 pmThe religious order which owns the Bessborough campus in Cork City is in for a multi-million euro windfall after it confirmed it is to put the site up for sale, writes Noel Baker...
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MINISTER FOR JUSTICE AND EQUALITY - RESPONDENT

MINISTER FOR JUSTICE AND EQUALITYRESPONDENT JUDGMENT of Mr. Justice White delivered on the 1st day of June, 2017 1. The first applicant seeks an order of certiorari quashing the respondent's decision of 23rd June, 2015, refusing to admit her to the ex...
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Magdalene laundry victims focus on State liability

5 Tuesday, July 04, 2017  By Conall Ó FáthartaIrish Examiner ReporterMagdalene campaigners have questioned why a State apology was given to laundry survivors when the Government denies the State has any liability in the matter.In a submission to the UN...
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Caranua 'reabuses' institutional survivors, UN to hear

Psychologists report having to counsel abuse survivors after using Caranua's servicesKitty Holland Catherine Connolly, along with Clare Daly, is publishing the submission by Reclaiming Self, a voluntary group of psychologists, solicitors and advocate  Caranua, the independent statutory body tasked...
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UN to hear about 'denial' over Magdalene laundries

Government's refusal to accept liability violates survivors' dignityKitty Holland Senator Martin McAleese at the launch of the report of the committee investigating State involvement with the Magdalene laundries. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall IrelandAddThis Sharing ButtonsThe continuing "denial" by Government that...
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INDECENT ASSAULT: EX-CHRISTIAN BROTHER

 Limerick court hears abuse victim 'limped home bleeding, battered and broken'INDECENT ASSAULT: EX-CHRISTIAN BROTHER IN COURT HEARS FOUR VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENTS  JameA MAN has opened up in Limerick Circuit Court about how he contemplated killing himself after being subjected to "dirty,...
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