Religious groups won't pay up for their crimes

Lúidín

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Religious groups still owe

Minister Bruton is 'hugely disappointed and massively frustrated' with the religious orders who are refusing to pay up. Does he not know the number of the Criminal Assets Bureau? Does he think he is still in Opposition?

When then Minister Michael Woods struck down the full amount owing by these holy orders to a pittance on the last day of his government he secured for himself a good seat in heaven but he incurred a huge debt for the Irish citizens to pay. If the Government are unwilling to pursue the religious orders for our money, how about going after Fianna Fail and the Green Party whose corrupt write-off caused the problem?
 


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"Crimes" is such a strong word. I commend its use in this context.
 
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Maybe even Provo Sinn Fein might cough up a few bob for the victims of their crimes.
 

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Off with there heads, only after we clean out there bank accounts of course.
 

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The RCC "State within a State" has to end.
 

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What does that mean? Is it a challenge to the right of Catholics to send their children to schools controlled by Catholics?
No its a challenge to the RCC being above the law. We need to do what the US did in going after the Diocese of Boston for compensation.
 

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The peasant are always ripped off the Church just added the drama.
 
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Following the publication of the Ryan report in 2009, religious groups offered €352.6 million towards the abuse costs. This was later reduced to €192.8 million. Of this, so far €96.1 million has been realised.
The religious organisations have only paid 14% of the costs arising from their crimes and Minister Bruton says he is helpless to get any further money from them. These organisations are heavily subsidised by the State, they don't pay income tax, they don't pay property tax as they are 'charities' and like many other charities they can enrich themselves without any consequence.
 

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Kenny got a lot of backs up when he ranted against the Vatican and closed the embassy.

He destroyed a lot of good will. He has probably done the same with Trump. :|
 

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Kenny got a lot of backs up when he ranted against the Vatican and closed the embassy.

He destroyed a lot of good will. He has probably done the same with Trump. :|
Mr Kenny is a typical Stater - talks first and think later - if he thinks at all - and seems to think that he can insult people and that the victims will forget the insult within a few hours.
 
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Kenny got a lot of backs up when he ranted against the Vatican and closed the embassy.

He destroyed a lot of good will. He has probably done the same with Trump. :|
One of the finest displays of naked populism in the history of the State. And I don't recall him saying anything against the RCC 20 or 30 years ago when such comments might not have met with such popular approval!
 

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The religious organisations have only paid 14% of the costs arising from their crimes and Minister Bruton says he is helpless to get any further money from them. These organisations are heavily subsidised by the State, they don't pay income tax, they don't pay property tax as they are 'charities' and like many other charities they can enrich themselves without any consequence.
What crimes have they been convicted of BTW?
 

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#Makethempay
You can't. Hence RB's appeal to 'moral responsibilities'.

FG gave two fingers to the bishops' moral advice and they now want to hold the religious congregations to the FG sense of morality.
 

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[video=youtube;9CC2nGb-S_E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CC2nGb-S_E[/video]
 


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