Posts tagged with  " Ireland "

L.O.V.E. respond to Ryan Report findings

May 23, 2009:

Following publication of the Ryan Report L.O.V.E. (Let Our Voices Emerge) have published the following statement. The charity ‘Let Our Voices Emerge’ held an AGM last night. While we have always voiced our support for the Religious Congregations through the years, on foot of what we see are unpreceedented revelations of records that the Catholic […]

Ryan Commission publish their report

May 20, 2009:

The Ryan Commission have published their report into alleged historical abuse at religious institutions in Ireland. It makes grim reading with very little coverage of the extent to which any of the claims made were false.  The full report can be downloaded here. View the Executive Summary in accessible HTML format. View the Commission Report in accessible HTML format. […]

ISA decision making – update

January 7, 2009:

ISA Decision Making (IDM) update The Parliamentary process to introduce ISA Decision Making (IDM) via secondary legislation has been progressing and the date for the start of this transition to the new Vetting and Barring Scheme has now been fixed. For background, as part of the transition to the new Vetting and Barring Scheme, the […]

Care home convictions are quashed

June 30, 2005:

Care home convictions are quashed. Two former Barnardos workers jailed for sexual offences against young people in their care have won their appeals. Ex-Barnardos employees Margaret Hewitt and George Anderson have been released on bail pending a possible retrial. They were convicted in 2004 for abusing young people in their care at the Macedon home […]

Government’s proposals on false allegations warmly welcomed by NASUWT – Press release

February 10, 2005:

Feb 10 2005 9:15AMNASUWT has campaigned since the early 90s for increased protection for teachers from false, malicious and exaggerated allegations of abuse.Commenting on NASUWT’s formal response to the DfES consultation on Proposals for Dealing with Allegations against Staff, which closes on 10 February, Chris Keates, General Secretary of NASUWT, the largest union representing teachers […]

Prime Minister Blair apology over IRA bomb jailings

February 9, 2005:

Tony Blair has apologised to two families who suffered one of the UK’s biggest miscarriages of justice. The prime minister was commenting on the wrongful jailing of 11 people for IRA bomb attacks on pubs in Guildford and Woolwich in 1974. Mr Blair said: “I am very sorry that they were subject to such an […]

Open Government – Freedom of Information Act

December 30, 2004:

Open government: here are a few things you need to know …Richard Morrison CRY freedom! Lift high the trusty banner of truth. Tear down the barricades of Whitehall secrecy and Westminster obfuscation. Why? Because in two days’ time we enter a brave new world. Saturday is the glad dawn when Britain’s glorious new Freedom of […]

Abuse claim is smear, says campaigner [Ireland]

November 14, 2004:

Repoirt by Dearbhail McDonald: THE founder of Let Our Voices Emerge (Love), a charity that represents priests and nuns wrongly accused of abuse, is being investigated for child neglect. Florence Horsman Hogan, a paediatric nurse and mother of four, has been accused of neglecting her two youngest children, aged 6 and 10. An anonymous caller […]

Teachers in Northern Ireland threaten strike action

October 4, 2004:

Teachers at a Northern Ireland college are to take strike action over the treatment of a colleague cleared of sexual assault. Fifty-four members of the NASUWT at Laurelhill Community College in County Antrim plan to strike from 7 October to highlight what they say is “gross mismanagement” of the situation. Senior union officials have been […]

Northern Ireland Abuse Case Verdict

September 21, 2004:

Two former care workers found guilty of abusing children at a Barnardo’s home have been jailed for a total of 29 years. Margaret Hewitt, 69, formerly of Drain’s Bay, Larne and Robert George Anderson, 46, from Ballycarry, but now living in England, were convicted of a catalogue of abuse at Belfast Crown Court in June.On […]

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