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Starry: Evidence exists even in the microcosm of this dark shadow in the Irish psyche...

Women *subservient to the patriarchy* will still throw other women 'under the bus', or in to the madhouse



'From Laundries to Labour Camps: Staging Ireland's Rule of Silence in Anu Productions' Laundry' (Modern Drama, 2014)

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[…] Rather, Magdalene history displays what Foucault discusses, in Discipline and Punish, as the modern operation of power in western societies; through a complex matrix of power relations, steered by a dominant elite, society learns to reproduce the conditions of its own containment and management, under the guise of normalization and habit. Society is divided into useful and non-useful citizens. Indeed, non-useful citizens, in twentieth-century Ireland, included those who did not embody or produce narratives complementary to the hegemonic discourses of church and state. Useful citizens are productive and docile, and the “others” can be located in prisons, mental asylums, or variations of these,away from town centres (see Foucault, Madness). Indeed, historians have found that it was mostly women’s female relatives who deposited them at the laundries (Finnegan 3); and the majority of Irish society actively did not look past the high walls of convents. The conditioning of Irish society to perform according to the strict rules of Catholicism and social conservatism ensured the swift, and often permanent, removal of the female bodies of those who were a burden on their family’s finances or a danger to their family’s respectability, or whose actions were evidence that the Irish populace was not sexually “pure.”​

Finnegan, Francis. Do Penance or Perish: A Study of Magdalen Asylums in Ireland.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Foucault, Michel. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. Trans. Richard Howard. London: Routledge, 2009

Foucault, Michel.The History of Sexuality 1: The Will to Knowledge. Trans. RobertHurley. London: Penguin, 1998.





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And every color illuminates
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Florence is my favourite songstress - I have gone to see her electric performances in concert. Florence's Irish / Scottish ancestral connections have inspired her...
 

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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 10 Sep 2020

Vol. 997 No. 2
Dáil Éireann debate - Thursday, 10 Sep 2020

Sex Offenders Notification Requirements

Denis Naughten


Question:
4. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Justice her plans to reform the monitoring of sex offenders; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23115/20]

~Scissors Snipped A Large Chunk~

Deputy Denis Naughten

The difficulty is that the balance is entirely in the hands of the perpetrator at present. It is important to note that only one in ten sexual offences is reported and approximately one in 20 results in a conviction. Half of these convictions involve children. Even an effectively operating sex offender monitoring regime, therefore, will not address the total concerns of parents. However, the current system of keeping track of the location of sex offenders is just not working. As a consequence of these very lax monitoring conditions women and children are put at grossly unacceptable risk from those who are determined to reoffend. The Garda are trying to monitor these people with both hands tied behind their backs. Since 2009 there has been a commitment to reform the law in this area and we need a date.


Deputy Helen McEntee [FG Minister for Justice]

I fully accept the Deputy's concerns and that we need to make progress in the area but while there is legislation there, it does not go far enough. That is why we need this legislation. As such I commit again to try to progress this as quickly as possible. There are obviously other areas as well that relates to sexual offences. The Sexual Offences Act 2017 specifically provides for a review of those provisions after three years. Consequently, earlier this summer, I commissioned an independent expert, Ms Maura Butler, to undertake this review and more generally of the area of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. This is an absolute priority for me as Minister.

We launched the O'Malley report just before the summer recess and we are currently working through a ten-week engagement process with all stakeholders including an Garda Síochána to put in place an implementation plan, particularly focusing on vulnerable witnesses. This does not just include victims of rape, be they men or women, but also vulnerable witnesses, including children and those with disabilities or other challenges. A large volume of work is being done in this area. With specific reference to this legislation, I accept the Deputy's concerns. I share them and want to see this implemented as soon as possible.



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Oireachtas Licence:
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Starry:

If there are any plans to
LOWER THE AGE OF CONSENT, they should be scrapped.

The 10 year age gap that has been floated where a 24 year old convicted paedophile of STATUTORY RAPE should NOT be placed on the *sex offender registry* is PREPOSTEROUS. o_O HOW CAN A 14 / 15 YEAR OLD CHILD CONSENT? o_O

Child Family Agency - TULSA - HAS A MANDATORY REPORTING OF OFFENDER'S NAME AND THE IDENTITY OF THE *ACCUSER* THAT EXPOSES CHILD VICTIMS TO RETALIATION AND HARASSMENT. o_O
 

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Garda feared mother and her 12 year old daughter could be murdered if defendant was released…


'Man accused in Cork court of raping his 12-year-old stepdaughter'

Liam Heylin

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 19:54 PM
Man accused in Cork court of raping his 12-year-old stepdaughter

"Garda fears for the safety of the complainant and her mother were so serious that they extended to concerns that the witnesses could be murdered if the defendant was released.
"The book of evidence served on the defendant contained eight charges. The 31-year-old is accused of two counts of raping the girl, four counts of sexually assaulting her, one count of physically assaulting her causing harm, and one count of child cruelty.​
"The guard said the injured party’s mother suffered a mental breakdown at one stage, and the defendant attempted to get her to sign over the care of her daughter to him.​
"As well as fears that the defendant could intimidate or kill witnesses, Det. Garda Dowling said there were also fears that he would abscond and leave Ireland.​

  • MINISTER RODERIC O'GORMAN SHOULD *PRIORITISE* WOMEN'S DOMESTIC ABUSE REFUGES - THERE IS AN EPIDEMIC OF VIOLENCE ...
  • NINE COUNTIES in the country - *over a third * - are WITHOUT A REFUGE for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
 

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I have sighted ALL of the below documents: *PUBLIC INFORMATION*


STARRY:
The dcya.gov.ie server is down. Keep trying guys.


A press release (2pp) with 3 supporting documents:


(1) General Scheme of the Preservation and Transfer of Specified Records of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters) Bill 2020 [WHICH SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ON DCYA.GOV.IE WEBSITE]


STARRY:

A Snippet:


"Notwithstanding section 43(2) of the Commissions of Investigation Act 2004, the specified database and specified records shall, on the dissolution of the Commission -​
(a) be transferred to TUSLA; and
(b) be deemed to be records of TUSLA."


Starry: Above refers to Mothers and children - specific database - who were in 11 of the 18 institutions:

(SEE BELOW - Frequently Asked Questions)


(2) Regulatory Impact Assessment;


STARRY:


*Significant*

I (Starry) paraphrase a small extract only:

The mothers and children database includes information from original records of religious orders / institutions under the remit of Commission. The personal information - names and other ID information would have to be redacted. The Commission concedes this would render thIs ^ SPECIFIC ^ database useless. They want it preserved and made available to the holders of the original records for information and tracing purposes and believe it would require legislation. This needs to be done before dissolution of present Commission - end October 2020.

The Department agrees (DCYA) with Commission's "assessment."


and


(3) A Frequently Asked Questions document.



"Institutions whose original records are held by the Child and Family Agency (TUSLA), namely:
"Pelletstown/St Patrick’s; Bessborough; Castlepollard; Sean Ross; Tuam; Dunboyne and The Castle;
*Institutions whose original records are held by PACT, namely: Bethany Home and Denny House;
*Regina Coeli, whose original records are held by the Legion of Mary.



Press release to follow below - separately… *PUBLIC INFORMATION*
 

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PRESS RELEASE

Minister O’Gorman to introduce legislation to safeguard the Commission on Mother and Baby Homes general archive of records and database.


  • Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth publishes General Scheme of Preservation and Transfer of Specified Records of the Commission of Investigation
  • Database can support a future information and tracing service for individuals who were resident in mother and baby institutions.

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, has today published the General Scheme of the Preservation and Transfer of Specified Records of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Bill.

The General Scheme is available on the Department’s website. (LINK)

The legislation provides a legal basis for transfer of records from the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to the Child and Family Agency (Tusla).

Earlier this year, the Commission informed the Department that it had compiled a database of the mothers and children who were resident in the main mother and baby homes. It noted that this database could be of considerable assistance to those providing information and tracing services. The proposed legislation is being advanced to address concerns raised by the Commission about the need for it to redact personal information, and the impact which such redactions would have in terms of effectively destroying this database.

Given that the source information primarily existed in hard copy ledgers and similar format original documents, the database makes this information markedly more searchable, reduces the risk of wear and tear on the primary source material, and safeguards against loss of the information in the event of destruction of the primary source material.

Commenting on the publication of the legislation, Minister O’Gorman said:

“I am pleased that Government has approved the drafting of this urgent Bill along the lines of the General Scheme, as it will create the legal basis for safeguarding the Commission’s records, and the transfer of the database which the Commission compiled during the course of its investigation.”

*Having examined this matter, the Minister believes “that it is essential that bespoke legislation is advanced in order to provide urgently for the safeguarding of the records and transfer of the database to Tusla, as the Commission is due to stand dissolved following the submission of its final report by the 30 October.”

*The Minister is aware that access to records remains a recurring and priority concern for those directly involved with mother and baby institutions. Unrestricted use or open public access is not being proposed in this legislation, and it is not proposed that this would extend to providing a basis for any new entitlement for access to these records.

Minister O’Gorman commented further:

“The aim of this legislation is to ensure we do not lose the opportunity presented for future use of the valuable database developed by the Commission.”

In announcing this urgent interim measure, I am also emphasising my absolute commitment to advancing separate legislation which will aim to provide a solid statutory basis for enhanced information and tracing services”.

The Regulatory Impact Assessment and Heads of Bill are available to view on the Department’s website (LINKS)


NOTES TO EDITORS

*The Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) is due to submit its final report to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs by 30th October 2020. Under current legislation, on submission of its final report, the Commission will stand dissolved and, prior to its dissolution, it must deposit all Commission records with the Minister to be sealed for a period of 30 years.

*The Commission stated that it had compiled a database of the mothers and children who were resident in the main mother and baby homes for the purpose of its work. The database includes information extracted from institutions whose original records are now held by the Child and Family Agency (TUSLA). It also includes information extracted from Regina Coeli, whose records are held by the Legion of Mary (and for which no tracing service is available).

*This Commission has stated that the database would be of considerable assistance to those involved in providing information and tracing services. However, the Commission considers that, under the present GDPR legislation, the database would have to be effectively destroyed.

*This necessitates rapid action by the State to ensure a workable solution to protecting the complete records of the Commission, including the database. The Department has accepted the suggestion of the Commission that bespoke legislation is required in advance of 30 October in order to provide urgently for the safeguarding and transfer of the Commission database so that it can be used for information and tracing purposes in line with current and future legislation.

*A failure to advance the proposed legislation would result in the database being effectively destroyed. Ultimately, a new database would have to be developed to support future information and tracing with the resultant loss of investment of time and expenditure of approx. €1m already incurred by the Commission.
 

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I will update with ALL OF THE LINKS when dcya.gov.ie server is up and running.
 

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I wonder how much of a record was handed over by the religious orders. They seemed to like having fires a lot in the 80s and 90s, quite a few of them, and you can be sure they'd never voluntarily hand over anything that looks like it might bounce back on them.

of course the official pretense now will be that the orders cooperated in handing over records whereas they will have destroyed a lot and 'forgotten' much. Always whatever the orders choose to give, not what the state seizes.

The Irish state will not seize records from the catholic church or its orders, no matter how many abuses, how much child-trafficking and slave labour went on, no matter how rapey and degenerate its officers were.

It is always whatever and however the orders choose to release. Coward state when it comes to the Woo-Woo.
 

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Keith Finnegan Show, Galway Bay FM


TO:
SURVIVORS

FROM: BREEDA MURPHY - relayed via StarryPlough01

SUBJECT: A PLEA FROM THE *HEART*


Breeda Murphy is Public Relations Officer for Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance.

I've followed Breeda for a long time on both Keith Finnegan and Joe Duffy shows, and she is highly articulate, empathic, and fights for her group tooth and nail with the Government and local government Galway City Council. Breeda always speaks from her heart. She is professional. Breeda creates a *safe environment* for her group.

Her mantra must be #Survivors1st

Breeda is talking to survivors in isolation due to COVID-19. She wants survivors to know that they are not ALONE.

Her heartfelt PLEA is for survivors who have never come forward to contact her.


YOU CAN CONTACT BREEDA MURPHY BY RINGING THE KEITH FINNEGAN SHOW, AND THEY WILL PUT YOU IN TOUCH.


Keith Finnegan affirmed everything Breeda spoke about - To Survivors in the kitchen - please get on the phone. You did nothing wrong. Keith said: "It was the situation."


Starry:

*People ring all the time for someone else they know.* Just ask to get in touch with Breeda Murphy. You might know someone who requires assistance. This will be *confidential.*


CONTACT DETAILS FOR THE KEITH FINNEGAN SHOW

Contact us now!

Call – 091 770000 – Business line


Hello

I would like to contact Breeda Murphy from Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance. Can you put me in touch with Breeda.

Thank you

Roisin Sullivan


*AN ULTIMATE SURVIVOR PACKAGE WILL BE OFFERED FROM THE GOVERNMENT*


SURVIVORS don’t qualify for services (for example, counselling) until the STATE APOLOGY AND SUPPORTS are in place.

Many elderly survivors don't ask for counselling, frequently they just want a *LISTENING EAR* from one who has gone through a similar experience, or someone who is part of a group.

If a SURVIVOR need supports, Breeda's group - Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance - may be able to access for them. Please get in touch.

Breeda wants survivors to know they are not alone, as isolation - due to covid - is so worrying for their members.


'Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan (Wednesday, 16th September 2020)'

By Sport GBFM
16 September 2020
Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan (Wednesday, 16th September 2020)



#Survivors1st
 

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Here are the links to Government's Press Release and 3 documents:


Press Release

Minister O’Gorman to introduce legislation to safeguard the Commission on Mother and Baby Homes general archive of records and database


From Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Published at 15 September 2020

Last updated 15 September 2020

Minister O’Gorman to introduce legislation to safeguard the Commission on Mother and Baby Homes general archive of records and database



REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS

From Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Published at 15 September 2020

Last updated 15 September 2020

Download Word Document:
REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS


General Scheme of a Preservation and Transfer of Specified Records of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Bill

From Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Published at 15 September 2020

Last updated 15 September 2020

Download Word Document:
General Scheme of a Preservation and Transfer of Specified Records of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Bill


General Scheme of the Preservation and Transfer of Specified Records of the Commission of Investigation Bill 2020 Frequently Asked Questions: 15 September 2020

From Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Published at 15 September 2020

Last updated 15 September 2020

Download Word Document:
General Scheme of the Preservation and Transfer of Specified Records of the Commission of Investigation Bill 2020 Frequently Asked Questions: 15 September 2020
 

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By Ailbhe Conneely, Social Affairs & Religion Correspondent
Updated / Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020 13:47
Cabinet to get memo over mother-and-baby-homes inquiry

The aim of the General Scheme of the Preservation and Transfer of Specified Records of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Bill is to support the Commission in handing over its archive, in complete form to the Minister and also transfer a specific database which it has developed to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.​
Earlier this year, the Commission informed the Department that it had compiled a [specific] database of the mothers and children who were resident in the main mother and baby homes. It noted that this database could be of considerable assistance to those providing information and tracing services.​
The proposed legislation is being advanced to address concerns raised by the Commission about the need for it to redact personal information, and the impact which such redactions would have in terms of effectively destroying this database.​
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs accepted the suggestion of the Commission that bespoke legislation is required in advance of the final report deadline in order to provide urgently for the safeguarding and transfer of the Commission database so that it can be used for information and tracing purposes in line with current and future legislation.​
'Minister to enact legislation to safeguard information collected by Commission into Mother and Baby Homes'

Published: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 16:30
Minister to enact legislation to safeguard information collected by Commission into Mother and Baby Homes

Earlier this year, the Commission informed the Department that it had created a database of mothers and children who were resident in the Mother and Baby Institutions under investigation. However, due to concerns over the transfer of personal data, the Commission felt it did not have legal grounds to hand over the information (with the report) to the Minister.​
In order to safeguard the archive and the preserve the database, Minister O’Gorman has asked for Cabinet approval to introduce a discrete piece of legislation providing the legal basis for this transfer. The legislation only applies to the records of this specific Commission.​
Breeda Murphy is the PRO of Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance welcomed today's development as a necessary step, but told Midwest News that she fears the Commision's report is unlikely to be made public until sometime early in the new year.​
 

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Mm. We'll probably spend ages worrying about the Data Protection side of things, ostensibly to 'protect' survivors but which in reality will be about making sure evidence embarrassing to the state remains hidden behind official doors.

Tusla aren't the first organisation I'd consider when it comes to safe handling of sensitive records. I seem to remember a number of their staff having to give evidence about how it came to pass that an innocent man had child molestation accusations added to a file on him at their agency. Someone Gardai were trying to frame with child abuse allegations because he was a whistleblower. And the amazing thing is this agency nor its staff appear to know how it happened.

Consequences? Sweet FA, it seems. Don't know and can't speak for survivors but if I as an average citizen don't trust Tusla or its staff I don't see why survivors of institutional abuse should.

The state is still running scared on disclosure around the levels of abuse in institutions in the state and anything that smacks of the collusion between state and church that covered it all up for decades.

The survivors evidence, once handed over to a state agency, is no longer the survivors property in terms of data. It becomes data owned and managed by the state agency.

Eventually what will happen is you will get Tusla staff denying survivors access to their own statements and any records attached. So the survivor having glimpsed daylight will have their story put back in the dark, with Irish government restrictions placed on who can access the data. Suddenly the state owns the story and would be quite likely to legally threaten survivors if they refer to what is now 'state-owned' data.

Successive Irish Governments have simply taken over from the institutions in the varying forms of abuse they can apply. Now the survivors will be treated to the infamous Tusla. Who appear to be known less for Child Protection than they are for a hapless inability to tell what their staff are doing with incredibly sensitive information and a plainly astonishing filing system.
 

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Let's hope the little unidentified and under-investigated sh1t picking up a salary at Tusla for helping to try frame an innocent Garda Sergeant isn't involved with survivors' records.

Because there is someone inside Tusla who shouldn't be anywhere near any kind of sensitive record system.
 

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I was just thinking there that in Starry's dedicated posts on this issue there above there is mention of a 'Regulatory Impact Assessment', which is a tool I've mentioned that has been in use in government in the west for decades now. Essentially it is a tool for scoping out the likely impact on current legislation of any new proposal, it helps identify stakeholders, examines risk in some ways and generally lights the way along the dusty folder-filled corridors of precedent.

Failing to do them for any proposal is weird, really, and it seems to me from following the Brexit capers in the UK that RIA's weren't in use at all by the Brexiteer faction as they seem to be perennially blindsided about the implications of anything they propose. RIAs are a very good tool for scanning the horizon an smoothing issues in a Confucian way (ie when they are small rather than waiting for them to grow big).

The only problem with an RIA comes when someone wants the RIA nudged to show a certain way forward, a policy preference, which is a bit like demanding your data people provide you with the proof of your preferred conclusion that you assured the boardroom of and hour ago :)
 

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I was just thinking there that in Starry's dedicated posts on this issue there above there is mention of a 'Regulatory Impact Assessment', which is a tool I've mentioned that has been in use in government in the west for decades now. Essentially it is a tool for scoping out the likely impact on current legislation of any new proposal, it helps identify stakeholders, examines risk in some ways and generally lights the way along the dusty folder-filled corridors of precedent.
Failing to do them for any proposal is weird, really, and it seems to me from following the Brexit capers in the UK that RIA's weren't in use at all by the Brexiteer faction as they seem to be perennially blindsided about the implications of anything they propose. RIAs are a very good tool for scanning the horizon an smoothing issues in a Confucian way (ie when they are small rather than waiting for them to grow big).
The only problem with an RIA comes when someone wants the RIA nudged to show a certain way forward, a policy preference, which is a bit like demanding your data people provide you with the proof of your preferred conclusion that you assured the boardroom of and hour ago :)

It often seems contradictory. You think that's great, but then comes the caveat: insofar as ....

You do have to look at the fine print (as you do).
 

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No survivor should carry the burden, as in absence of a state apology they still feel ashamed. The State has to take responsibility for its failures.

There is no reason to wait until after the Commission's Final Report is published and when supports are in place. Apologise to the survivors now.
 

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Starry:

(1) WE DON'T WANT ANY MORE OF THESE WOMEN TO DIE - WITHOUT THEIR TRUTH BEING ACKNOWLEDGED - THEIR TESTIMONIES MUST BEAR WITNESS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS... RESEARCHERS… ....


A STATE APOLOGY MUST NOT BE DELAYED, APOLOGISE IMMEDIATELY ..


THE STATE ALREADY HOLDS THE EVIDENCE, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE COMMISSION'S FINAL REPORT TO BE PUBLISHED... ... STATE MUST MOVE WITH HASTE AND APOLOGISE TO ALL SURVIVORS


And


(2) Will survivors of Magdalene Laundries, Mother and Baby Homes and illegal adoption have a PUBLIC TRUTH TELLING process where records and evidence held by the State are produced for future generations and academics?



"The Government doesn't want to release the evidence of what happened. Accountability is missing here." - Dr Maeve O'Rourke, Lecturer in Human Rights, NUIG



My Notes:

Morning Ireland

27 November 2018
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Morning Ireland
Dr Maeve O'Rourke, Irish Council for Civil Liberties, speaking about their submission to UNCAT ~

27 November 2018
#713
Castlepollard Exclusion From Commission on Mother and Baby Homes INQUIRY. (Second Thread)


DR MAEVE O'ROURKE, PRESENTLY LECTURER HUMAN RIGHTS, NUIG:

[...]

"The McAleese Committee gathered together from here, there, and everywhere ALL state records relating to the Magdalenes. They are now being held in an archive, they are all perfectly labeled. They are held in an archive in the Department of the Taoiseach. And Department of the Taoiseach and Minister for Justice both continually stated - we are not releasing anything from this archive. Then the McAleese Committee didn't keep the evidence it got from the nuns, it destroyed its copies and sent all the nuns records back to them. And what the Department of Justice has told the UN is that the state has no powers in relation to their religious evidence.

[...]

"A truth telling process is needed, and what we are lacking. *We have said the same thing in relation to Mother and Baby homes and adoption*. It's not good enough to do SECRET INQUIRIES and to keep control of the evidence in the way that it has to-date. We need a public truth telling process where records and evidence are produced for future generations. And for academics. And for women to be able to ask more strongly for criminal investigations, and for them to access court with the evidence they need.


Starry: Thank you for your service Dr Maeve O'Rourke!
 

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I can see parallels here in below RTE1 docu 'UNQUIET GRAVES' with what's happening with the indifferent IRISH government TODAY… right now... concerning Magdalene women, Mother and Baby Homes, Adoption: "suffering of victims and survivors is today compounded" … TRUTH AND JUSTICE DELAYED


'The more things change, the more they remain the same'


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Castlepollard Exclusion From Commission on Mother and Baby Homes INQUIRY. (Second Thread)


RTE1 documentary… Unquiet Graves


As the film's synopsis states:

"The British government knew that collusion was going on and condoned it. The suffering of victims and survivors is today compounded by the refusal of both the IRISH and British governments in dealing with the past by facing up to their responsibilities in pursuing TRUTH and JUSTICE for those affected."

As the film's synopsis states:

"The film hopes to redress an imbalance within public discourse while also offering a contextual appreciation of these tragic events from the *perspectives of the families themselves*, an important procedure not adequately afforded by institutional broadcasters in cases of state violence."


By Paul Moore
Sep 16, 2020
'Unquiet Graves Is The Documentary Everyone Will Be Talking About Tonight'

WATCH TRAILER inside

Unquiet Graves Is The Documentary Everyone Will Be Talking About Tonight

"… and as the film's director, Sean Murray, states: "This is a major step for the families in their search for TRUTH."


By Balls Team
Sep 17, 2020
'Viewers Were Blown Away And Furious Watching 'Unquiet Graves' Last Night'
Viewers Were Blown Away And Furious Watching 'Unquiet Graves' Last Night

"Narrated by Stephen Rea and directed by Sean Murray …."
 

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https://soundcloud.com/culturenight%2Fthe-last-laundry-by-caelainn-hogan-denis-clohessy-self-guided-walking-tour

Culture Night Audio Walks
'The Last Laundry by Caelainn Hogan & Denis Clohessy: Self-Guided Walking Tour'


Starry:

Survivor Delia Madden was trafficked to Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Magdalene Laundry, Sean McDermott Street, when she was only 13 years old. Delia was made to work with older women who had been there for most of their lives.

Delia was born at St Pat's Mother and Baby Home, Navan Road, Dublin, run by Daughters of Charity.

She was brought up at St Joseph's industrial school, Kilkenny. Her brother was sent to Artane, Dublin, and later Clonmel, Co Tipp. Her mother's family disowned her for having a mixed race child out of wedlock. She would take Delia out at the weekend every 3-6 months when she was at St Joseph's. Her mother worked in hotels, but she didn't smoke or drink and would save her money.

Delia started work at 8.00 am. She had an half an hour for lunch from 12.30-1.00 pm, and finished at 5.05 pm, if there was no more work to do in the laundry.

[I won't spoil what happened to Delia when she was 16 years - take a tour]


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The Ryan Report Contents
Industrial Memories

St Joseph's industrial school, Kilkenny, run by Sisters of Our Lady of Charity
Chapter 14 — St. Joseph’s Kilkenny

Industrial Memories

Industrial Memories

St Joseph’s Industrial School run by Rosminians
Artane
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St Joseph’s Industrial School run by Christian Brothers
Ferryhouse, Clonmel
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Republic of Shame
How Ireland Punished ‘Fallen Women’ and Their Children
By Caelainn Hogan

Republic of Shame


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The self-guided walking tour of Site of Conscience was beautifully done. Delia's story was one of a stolen childhood. Thank you Caelainn. This was child trafficking. Name them and shame them!
 

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