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MaryA.White@oireachtas.ie to me
Many thanks for your email. The debate was a very important debate for Dáil Eireann and it was good to see so many deputies took part in the debate.
You are right that it is essential that the State continues to support and encourage victims of abuse in whatever way it can for the remainder of the victims’ lives, and also that the recommendations of the Ryan Report are implemented in full and as soon as possible. I called on the Government to declare a national day of remembrance for all victims of abuse and I hope this is taken up by it in due course.
Mary White T.D.
Green Party Deputy Leader
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I would like to thank you for your message regarding the Ryan Report to Inquire into Child Abuse. I have received many messages from many people both at home and abroad telling of their history and giving their opinion on this shameful treatment of Irish children in the care and responsibility of the religious orders.
Your concerns and your opinions have very much helped us in addressing this difficult issue and in drawing up our own proposed Institutional Child Abuse Bill 2009 (a copy of which follows) . The Labour Party Bill attempts to acknowledge the failure of the State and of the religious congregations to protect children from abuse and that crimes were committed against such children in state care. It also attempts to cover a number of the points which have been raised with me such as the age definition of the child with regard to the legislation and the definition of institution, timeframes with regard to applications, privacy and other issues. It also makes related proposals regarding the financial affairs of the religious congregations.
The Labour Party will be pressing to have this legislation considered by the Dail at the earliest possible opportunity. Thank you again for communicating with me and if there is anything further which you feel might be of help don’t hesitate to contact me.
Eamon Gilmore TD
Labour Party Leader
I hear the government opposed a challenge brought by Caroline McCann, who took out a credit union loan to meet the funeral expenses for the death of her daughter but ran into difficulties and ended up in mountjoy Jail
Yesterday, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy ruled that a 2005 district court order imposing the jail term was unconstitutional.
In her action, Ms McCann argued the imprisonment order was unlawful because it deprived her of her liberty merely on the grounds of inability to fulfill a contractual obligation and amounted to a conviction for a criminal offence.
Judge Laffoy said that the sanction of imprisonment, envisaged in the law, is aimed at those who will not pay their debts. However, it also strikes at those who cannot pay.
This is again a classic example a poor woman talking a loan out to bury her Daughter
Not being able to pay back this pittance was enough for her to be sentenced to Jail
Yet Bankers and Developers and crooked politicians get away with stealing Billions that we the ordinary people have to pay back for years to come get away scot free
On my recent attendance of the march to the Dail with fellow victims of Institutional abuse
I came across this victim support group
Check them out at www.alliancesupport.org
Tom Hayes is the contact name