Upcoming Events

National | Miscellaneous

no events match your query!

New Events

National

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link The Wholesome Photo of the Month Thu May 09, 2024 11:01 | Anti-Empire

offsite link In 3 War Years Russia Will Have Spent $3... Thu May 09, 2024 02:17 | Anti-Empire

offsite link UK Sending Missiles to Be Fired Into Rus... Tue May 07, 2024 14:17 | Marko Marjanović

offsite link US Gives Weapons to Taiwan for Free, The... Fri May 03, 2024 03:55 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Russia Has 17 Percent More Defense Jobs ... Tue Apr 30, 2024 11:56 | Marko Marjanović

Anti-Empire >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link How EDI Took Over the Workplace: Part Two Thu May 30, 2024 15:00 | C.J. Strachan
?Go woke, go broke? is being proven from Hollywood to Hull, says CJ Strachan. So why are so many small and medium-sized enterprises putting their staff through Equity, Diversity and Inclusion training?
The post How EDI Took Over the Workplace: Part Two appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Ulf Büntgen Thu May 30, 2024 13:00 | Charles Rotter
How can Prof Ülf Büntgen reconcile advocating for separating science and activism while participating in a study urging urgent international agreements to cut carbon emissions? wonders Charles Rotter.
The post Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Ulf Büntgen appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Keir Starmer Accused of ?Purge? After Another Labour Candidate Blocked From Standing Amid Antisemiti... Thu May 30, 2024 11:55 | Richard Eldred
Labour's Left is accusing Sir Keir of a "purge" after another party candidate was barred from standing in the General Election, this time for liking a series of posts on X that downplayed accusations of antisemitism.
The post Keir Starmer Accused of ?Purge? After Another Labour Candidate Blocked From Standing Amid Antisemitism Row appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link The ICC Defends One False Moral Equivalence by Making Another Thu May 30, 2024 09:00 | Ramesh Thakur
ICC prosecutor Karim Khan's comparison between Israel and Hamas is utter nonsense, says Ramesh Thakur. Where to even begin when a man in such a critically important office betrays such jaw-dropping ignorance?
The post The ICC Defends One False Moral Equivalence by Making Another appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Met Office Should Put 2.5°C ?Uncertainties? Warning on All Future Temperature Claims Thu May 30, 2024 07:00 | Chris Morrison
The Met Office knows what an air temperature is, so it really ought to get better at taking accurate recordings of them, says the Daily Sceptic's Environment Editor.
The post Met Office Should Put 2.5°C ?Uncertainties? Warning on All Future Temperature Claims appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link The French "Colonial Party" still hasn't come to terms with the loss of its Empi... Wed May 29, 2024 03:48 | en

offsite link Death of Ebrahim Raisi and Hossein Amir-Abdollahian Sat May 25, 2024 14:39 | en

offsite link ?Democracy?, European Union version, by Thierry Meyssan Tue May 21, 2024 07:19 | en

offsite link The Blood-Red Sunset of the West, by Manlio Dinucci Mon May 20, 2024 10:05 | en

offsite link Voltaire, International Newsletter N°87 Sat May 18, 2024 05:29 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Time To End Church Control of Schools, Hospitals and Social Services

category national | miscellaneous | press release author Thursday May 28, 2009 15:41author by PBPA - People Before Profit Allianceauthor email info at peoplebeforeprofit dot ieauthor phone 0876775468 Report this post to the editors

State Must Take Action To Recover Taxpayers Monies Paid To Religious Orders

The People Before Profit Alliance has today called on the eighteen religious orders identified by the Ryan Report as culpable of gross maltreatment of children to fully acknowledge their guilt and responsibility. A spokesperson for PBPA said, "We are profoundly shocked by the behaviour of the religious orders, who are now further compounding the abuse they perpetrated by their brazen refusal to re-open a deal which they negotiated in bad faith."

The spokesperson continued: "The courage shown by so many victims who fought for years to have this scandal exposed is in sharp contrast to the cowardice of the religious orders. While some religious orders have been shamed by public opinion into announcing that they will make voluntary donations to the state or to those they have indelibly harmed, this is not an honourable or adequate response. These offers to pay should be viewed in the light of the past behaviours of the religious actions and must be seen as nothing more than a publicity stunt.

Given that the state paid capitation grants to the religious orders for looking after children in their care and the abject failure of the orders to care for these children as they were contracted to do, we call on the Government to take the necessary steps to recover these monies through legal and fiscal means. Such monies should be used to provide the supports necessary for abuse survivors.

The religious orders ran a "For Profit" child abuse system which violates the aims and mission set out in their charters. They have long since lost the right to be seen as charities. They should be treated in precisely the same manner as any other profit-making business and taxed accordingly."

People Before Profit salutes the courage of all those who spoke out for so long about their terrible experiences, and the scandalous behaviour by the religious orders in whose care they were placed. The courage that this took in the face of the denial by the state and religious orders is quite simply extraordinary. The victims deserve our admiration and support. Even more so, they deserve to see that justice
is done, and that those who perpetrated such shocking cruelties are brought to book.

Given the outrageous behaviour of the religious orders it is now time to ensure that church control of our schools, hospital and social services is finally broken. The taxpayer has paid for the development of services, which remain in control of the church. The state should now take the necessary steps to bring these services under public control. It should immediately end all subsidies to private schools and hospitals run by religious orders.

People Before Profit is committed to the democratic control of all public services , which should cater for all sections of society regardless of religious beliefs or ability to pay.

For more information contact Eddie Conlon 087 6775468

author by Keith Harris - newsmedianewspublication date Thu May 28, 2009 17:49author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Dont pussfoot about like this.

Anyone who had any:
i, knowledge
ii. complicity
in this systematic abuse should be rounded up, one and all, and sent to jail. And yes, let them face the retribution that will surely be dealt out to them, just as they dealt out their barbaric treatment to children.

 
© 2001-2024 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy