The Cover-Up at High Park Magdalene Laundry, Dublin
The faces of the past always comes back to haunt us, the past must not be easily forgotten. And please let’s be clear these Women and Children were murdered, why else would the Nuns dispose of the dead through cremation, the 155 newly discovered bodies of the Women and Children when they were found, really, the only excuse offered to cremate the bodies would be to destroy the forensic evidence to cover up an atrocious mass crime.
The Good Sister, were on a roll, the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity sold a tract of land for £1.5m from the same High Park Convent Magdalene Laundry, Dublin, to developers in early 1993. The Building which housed the Laundry was sold seven years later in the year 2000 for €6.68m, and finally six years later in 2006 the rest of the land was sold to Barina Construction, (How ironic Barina Construction, once a significant major developer in Dublin is now placed in receivership by Nama.) which paid €55m for a 2.7-hectare green area inside the compound, for a grand total of €63,180,000 million euros for The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity. Not bad when you consider that the Convent and Magdalene Laundry used slave labour, both women and children for free, never paid out a red cent to any of the slaves that worked for them and got away with mass murder. So in 1993 the developers moved into the tract of land they bought to develop and the horrified construction workers found a dark secret burial pit where 133 women were buried in a secret underground vault and another 22 were discovered nearby by accident. The good Nuns conveniently forgot their were secret burial pits on that part of their land.
The outraged construction workers found that many of the bodies of the women and children were buried with their broken bones still in plaster-casts on their ankles, elbows, wrists, and hands, when they were dumped in the communal pit. One of the bodies was headless and the head was never found. Why these bodies had casts on them is no mystery as these women were serving penal servitude for life because they were found to have had sexual relations without the express permission of the Irish Catholic Church. The workers stopped working while an outraged property developer called the Nuns, who then called the Archbishop of Dublin for help, the Archbishop of Dublin, called a friend in the Irish Government, who then called a friend a Superintendent in An Garda Síochána, the whole thing was covered up quickly.
The Department of the Environment called in and ordered the Undertakers to exhuming the bodies of 133 women and children at the notorious Sisters of Our Lady of Charity convent, than the Undertakers took out 133 bodies of women and children out of the ground and by accident the Undertakers dug deeper after they were told there was no more bodies by the Nuns, but one of the Undertakers kept digging and digging and found another 22 other unknown bodies. And almost 60 of the deaths at one of the now at this infamous Magdalene Laundry in Dublin were never registered. The shocking revelations did prompt calls for a Garda probe into who these Women and Children were, and how they died and buried, but to no avail. The Department of the Environment granted a special licence to the Nuns for the removal and cremation of the bodies at nearby Glasnevin Cemetery. But the poor Undertakers who began removing the bodies found an extra 22 bodies, in another pit. It is claimed that when they were discovered, the Department of the Environment simply issued an extra licence covering the other 22 remains and did not launch an investigation into who they were. Failing to register a death is a criminal offence in Ireland, except when it come to the Irish Catholic Church. But of the 133 original bodies, just 75 death certificates existed. All 155 bodies were removed and all but one of the woman were cremated. They can now NEVER be identified in the event of a investigation into their deaths. The then Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell was asked to initiate a criminal investigation into the unregistered and unexplained deaths. A spokeswoman said: “That’s a matter for the Garda.” A Garda spokesman said: “There will be no investigation into these unexplained deaths at the moment, it is really a problem for the Irish Catholic Church, nothing to do with us the Irish Police spokesman said to astonished reporters.
The Department of the Environment was reported as saying that “no trace” forms were issued for 34 of the dead women and it could not search for the identities of 24 others because of “insufficient details.” In the case of the 34 women, the department added: “It appears that the statutory registration procedures were not complied with at the time of their deaths.” Of the 22 extra bodies, it said it only had details of 14 of them. The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity defended its actions. Spokeswoman Sister Ann Marie Ryan, said “that the exhumation and re-interring of all 155 women was “approved by all relevant authorities”. She added: “We have had no queries from families about our decision in the intervening time”. One family took the remains of a deceased relative to a family plot at the time. The remaining 154 were respectfully cremated and laid to rest at a secret ceremony.” The secret of the unidentified women, and many others whose dignity was ignored both in life and death, lies in a double grave in Glasnevin. It may never be known who they were.
A grey headstone marked “St Mary’s High Park, In Loving Memory Of” features 175 names and dates of death, the first in 1858, the last December 1994. But the names on the headstone bear little resemblance to the list supplied to the Department of the Environment by the nuns to secure the exhumation licence. So we have a total of 330 bodies, of woman and children but not many names, and maybe according to the construction workers a few other pits were even more bodies are still secretly buried. The Nuns got their blood money.
Only 27 of the names and dates correctly match up.The Nuns’ willingness to opt for quick cremation has also been questioned, it was viewed by many as a act of desperation to cover up the heinous crimes and mutilation of the bodies of the women and children. The powerful Irish Catholic Church rush into defensive mode immediately by using its powerful influence in the background very effectively to hid the reprehensible crimes on behalf of the Nuns and also to shut down any potential official inquiry by cremating the 155 newly discovered bodies, the Irish Catholic Church knew, that Corpus delicti was and is one of the most important concepts in a murder investigation. When a person disappears and a body cannot be produced the many investigative agencies cannot initiate a case. If, during the course of the investigation, detectives believe that he/she has been murdered, then a "body" of evidentiary items, including physical, demonstrative and testimonial evidence, must be obtained to establish that the missing person has indeed been murdered before a suspect, (The Nuns) can be charged with murder. The best and easiest evidence establishment in these cases is the physical body of the deceased. No body, no crime was the motto of many in the Irish Catholic Church at the time with ample enablers in both An Garda Síochána (the Irish Police) and the Irish Government. The site, High Park Convent Magdalene Laundry, in Dublin, of the newly discovered 155 bodies was quickly covered up and rebuild on, so that forensic evidence would be forever lost. Both An Garda Síochána (the Irish Police) and the Irish Government collude with the powerful Irish Catholic Church to shut down any investigation. The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity immediately started to burn any official documentation they had stored or they could locate in their archives, this is why little is known about the 155 bodies of women and children discovered on their land. The corrupt Irish Catholic Church began to wage every effort to tarnish any opposition should it surface.
The powerful Irish Catholic Church has always frowned upon the practice of cremation preferring burial instead. For most of its history, the Roman Catholic Church had a ban against cremation. It was seen as the most sacrilegious act towards Christians and God not simply blaspheming but physically declaring a disbelief in the resurrection of the body. To this day the Irish Catholic Church still officially prefers the traditional interment of the deceased. Despite this preference, cremation is now permitted as long as it is not done to express a refusal to believe in the resurrection of the body.
What was even more scandalous was the Nuns did not even appear to know the names of many of the women buried in their pits on their Convent grounds, listing them as Magdalene of St Cecilia, Magdalene of Lourdes, and so on and on. The final number so callously disturbed from their resting place was 155. All had died as slaves in the service of the Nuns, working long hours in their large commercial laundry for no pay, locked away by a patriarchal church and society ruthlessly determined to control women’s sexuality.
Below is a list of the known names of the Women & Children who were dumped within the secret burial pits on the grounds of High Park Convent Magdalene Laundry, Dublin & later exhumed when the criminal Nun’s sold the land to developers. Of 133 bodies only 75 death certificates were found to exist. It was and remains a criminal offence in the State of Ireland to fail to register a birth that occurs in one’s premises, but in Ireland as is now known, secular law does not apply to Church property, it never did, only Cannon Law. All but one of the bodies was cremated and re-interred in Glasnevin cemetery. Owen Felix O’Neill
THESE ARE THE NAMES OF THE CHILDREN AS FOLLOWS:
THESE ARE THE NAMES OF THE WOMEN AS FOLLOWS:
The Tragedy of St. Joseph’s Orphanage & Industrial School Fire
While World War 2 rampaged throughout Europe and the wider world, closer to home, here in Ireland a complete disaster was unfolding and for two days, the tragic inferno that raged through St. Joseph’s Orphanage & Industrial School in Cavan Town, killing 35 children and an elderly care woman, Miss Mary Smith at 80 years of age, employed as Cook, dominated the headlines here at home and further afield.
The four or five packed bars in and around the Convent had just closed their doors in the country town of Cavan Town, with the locals chatting and heading home late on the cold and wet night of Tuesday the 23rd. of February 1943. At about the same time as the local pubs were closing, a smouldering fire broke out in the basement laundry of St. Joseph’s Orphanage & Industrial School run by the enclosed Order of Nuns, the Poor Clares, where their existence literally consists of a life of work, prayer and penance. Their Convent sits on the Main Street of Cavan Town. Within a few minutes the smouldering fire had turned into a raging inferno, consuming the entire basement, which was now dangerously out of control at this stage. A few of the Nuns up late praying in their overstuffed sitting room, saw and heard the rage of the fire, the Nuns panicked and stampeded for the exits amid total “chaos”, the Holy Nuns reneged on their basic sacred duty to care for these orphan children, in which the Convent made a handsome living from the child slaves running their Laundry.
Scandalously The Nuns did nothing to contain the raging inferno which began late in the night as the fire grew and grew to an inferno engulfing the main laundry buildings. The only thing the Nuns did as the inferno raged was to gather most of the children to the top rooms of the laundry building, gave them a few rosary beads and locked the frightened children alone into the top floor darkened rooms, the electrics were out of action due to the fire. At this stage the overwrought children were hysterical, trapped in a death grip of uncontrollable fear and anxiety as a few knelt weeping to pray. A few ran to the bolted door, but to no avail, A few more of the desperate children went to the sealed windows pulled down the torn curtains in a frenzy, struggling to open or break the windows, with their now bloodied hands, cut from the broken glass they managed to break, hoping to crawl out, but to no avail, there was no place of safety for them, they were to high up almost in the attic of the darkened building. Their piercing cries and pleads could be heard from all over the town.
The wretched children now in total despair, were crying in high-pitched, frenzied way for help, urgently and vociferously calling attention to the top windows at the top of the laundry building. A few of the children started to call out different names of the apathetic Nuns, or the elderly woman who was normally with them, but nothing, a few loud noises of men calling out asking where they were, a few of the men, worse for drink could be heard pleading with a group of obdurate Nuns at the locked front gates, the anxious men could see and hear the overwrought children, but the Nuns ignore the men, finally allowing just two men to enter the convent grounds and the stubborn Nuns directing the two men to fight only the uncontrollable fire in the basement, which within forty minutes the inferno would tightly grip the entire building where the screaming children were locked into. A few of the hysterical children who were not locked into the top rooms could be seen escaping through different windows with screaming, angry Nuns running after them, in a desperate attempt to keep the children locked in the building so the men couldn’t see them in their nightgowns. A bigger crowd of concerned men and women from the various houses near by had now gather at the convent locked gates, offering to help, but still the obstinate Nuns refuse any help. The wailing of a fire engine could now be heard and within minutes the Firefighters were at the locked gates of the Convent, but the cloistered Nuns refused to let them into the Convent grounds to fight the fire.
The angry Firefighters and intransigent Nuns were bickering as the inferno could be seen consuming the entire building, a few of the Nuns knelt to pray out loud amid the screaming and distress calls of the desperately trapped children, which grew louder and louder. A crying Firefighter broke the lock of the Convent gates and the angry Firefighters ran in to set up their equipment, but it was far to late. The inferno was now completely out of control, the tenacious Nuns kneeling were still praying, while the screaming children, in great agony died first from carbon monoxide poisoning secondary to smoke inhalation, the trapped children suffocated to a certain death. The fire savagely consumed their thin bodies as the roof of the laundry building caved in on them. The door of the room were the children were confined to was still locked, when finally the Firefighters found the room, the hung door stood, still locked in its charred frame. The children’s blacked and cremated bodies were all hurled together, under a few burnt out metal beds, pushed together in the far corner of the burnt out room, the hardened Firefighters were sickened at the sight that awaited them and also angry at the indefatigable Nuns still kneeling saying the rosary.
The overweight local Parish Priest come to administer to the kneeling Nuns and offered his concerned that all the good Nuns were safe, the Parish Priest offered no condolence to the 35 cremated children now among the ruins of the burnt out building, the slavery laundry were the children lived and worked, morning, noon and late into the night. The Convent proper were the Nuns lived and prayed, was untouched by the inferno, the Parish Priest offered to say mass in the morning in the Convent chapel for the safety of the Nuns, there was no enquiry about the ungrateful despicable children who the Parish Priest felt and viewed as deserving hatred and contempt, he told the gathered nuns, according to a passing Firefighter who heard the Parish Priest speak, that the black-hearted children must have caused the fire. The heinous Nuns obvious to the screaming children they locked into the room at the top of the convent, hastily returned to their part of the Convent with the Parish Priest in tow for late night tea, and a spot of Irish Whiskey for the very reverend father, also to inspect their treasures, money and their ill gotten gains, rescued from the office of the burning laundry building, while abandoning the now screaming children to their fate, after all the irreligious children were mere vermin, born out of holy wedlock was their collective manna, and the collective manna of the entire Irish Catholic Church.
As is now known, the Nuns didn’t raise the fire alarm, nor used their telephone, instead the fire alarm was raised by horrified townspeople leaving local bars after closing time, who tried in vain to help. At first they could not gain access to the Convent because the Convent was locked up like a high security prison. Some local people forced their way into the Convent but it was to late, they didn’t know where the children were, but all the local people could hear were the frantic screams and cries of the frightened terrified children stemming from the top floor of the laundry building, a few men made there way to the source of the screaming children who were trapped, trapped in the top floor dormitories, but to no avail. The willing men were actively prevented from helping the screaming children by the Nuns gather below. Within forty minutes to an hour the flames had taken hold of the laundry building, the roof had caved in and the laundry building was left just a burnt out shell. Thirty five frightened and screaming children were burned to death that night, plus an elderly lay woman, Miss Mary Smith, all burned to death in the hell that was the Convent and the laundry building. All the Nuns got out safely of the inferno fire at their laundry building within minutes of the fire, once the children were secure in the top floor rooms, the Nuns made their escape to safety with their church treasures and monies. While the local people and brave Firefighters tried to help and gain entrance to the burning laundry building, the Nuns prevented the Firefighters and local people from entering the Convent grounds. The Nuns told the locals and Firefighters that they couldn’t help the now screaming children because they were locked into the top floor rooms and that the Nuns were worried that the local people and Firefighters might see the young girls inside the building in a state of undress, that’s why the Nuns locked the young girls away into the top of the laundry building, so that the locals couldn't see the children in their nightdresses, a Nun at the time said, to one of the Firefighter, that it would be better if God took them now, then you men seeing the semi naked children.
The following day the remains of the thirty five charred bodies of children and an elderly woman, Miss Mary Smith age 80, were recovered from the smouldering ruins. They were put into just eight coffins and dumped subsequently into a mass grave. Because of the public outrages and concerns about the causes of the fire and the standard of care by the Nuns, a Public Inquiry was set up, the first public inquiry ever set up in Ireland, which was run and greatly influenced by the Powerful Catholic Church who sat in on the Public Inquiry. The whitewash began immediately as the Report’s findings stated that the loss of life occurred due to faulty directions being given, lack of fire-fighting training, and an inadequate rescue and fire-fighting service. It also noted inadequate training of staff in fire safety and evacuation, both at the orphanage and local fire service. There was no criticism of the Holy Nuns, nor the fact that children as you as six were working as slaves in the Convent Laundry for vast profits for the Nuns, nor was there any criticism with the fact the the Nuns, both actively obstructed the locals and fire services and locked the screaming children into the top rooms of the Convent, when in fact the Nuns could have easily led the frightened children to the yard and gardens within the Convent grounds where the Nuns themselves waited, actively blocking any local help from entering the Convent grounds to help the screaming children while the fire raged and consumed the children and the laundry building. There was only one fire exit on the top floor which the Nuns came to and left it deliberately bolted and locked, hence trapping the screaming children to an almost certain death. Many local people said the children could all have been saved, but the cruel Nuns who locked the exits doors claimed that they had no keys, nor they couldn’t find out where the keys were kept. The children could have been easily evacuated safely, but instead the mendacious Nuns brought rosary beads into the room to give to the imprisoned children, asking the frightened children to pray while they the duplicitous Nuns bolted and locked all the escape doors, and they themselves left the burning building after they took monies and account books from the laundry office on the ground floor.
Being an enclosed Order, the Nuns were reportedly reluctant to leave the Convent grounds themselves, which they considered would be a violation of their vows, but the abandoned Children must never leave. Yes the Nuns, themselves all left their Convent, but rejoiced in the knowledge that the 35 frightened and screaming children who were held in human bondage and one elderly woman, Miss Mary Smith, who lived all her natural life, (80 years) in the servitude of the Holy Nuns, were locked away safely by the Holy Nuns in the dark rooms at the top of the building, praying, while an inferno, engulfed the entire laundry building as the treacherous Nuns deliberately obstructed the locals and the local Firefighters from entering.
What was clear at the Official Inquiry proceedings was that, the Irish Catholic Church which was the State at the time, were determined to take no blame. In fact what became clear during the Official Inquiry was that the slave children lived as prisoners in the Convent. A picture of what happened that night in 1943 emerged from local newspaper archives, interviews with the locals, and transcripts of evidence given to the Official Inquiry. Terrified children were ordered into and trapped in smoke-filled dormitories, endless references to finding keys to open locked doors and terrible confusion in the dark. And there was the great bravery of townspeople in their frustrated attempts to find and rescue the children, and all the time the open hostile obstruction of the Nuns. The fickle Nuns it would appear were immune to the suffering and screaming children that were burning, the despairing children were detained though not for any crime, but because they were born of unwed mothers.
The unscrupulous Nuns couldn’t even be bothered to attend the Official Inquiry but instead were allowed give their evidence from the comfort of the Convent, and hired senior Barristers at huge cost to represent them.The exploitative Nuns themselves in whose care the children were placed were virtually unquestioned and treated with holiness deference. At the Official Inquiry the surviving Children were treated as young ruthless criminals, never to be rehabilitated. The 35 children who were burned to death were posthumously slandered as the real culprits who some suggested had caused the fire in the first place. The surviving Children, whose words couldn’t be accepted against the words of the holy Nuns, were verbally beaten and easily confused and intimidated by unscrupulous shysters, passing off as Barristers at the Official Inquiry.
The callous, relentless cross-questioning of the child survivors was seen as repellent. Those children who were rescued through windows were asked to describe the last minutes of other children's lives, an attempt to pin responsibility on the rescued themselves. The only interests not protected at the inquiry were those of the screaming children who were viewed as spawns of the devil by the shameless Nuns, deserving to die. All the children survivors of the inferno at the Convent told stories of casual brutality, by the brutal Nuns, even towards the youngest children, and of semi-starvation and slave work conditions at the Convent’s Laundry.
The permanently hungry children were fighting over the contents of the waste peel bucket and the scrapings of the Nuns' generously-covered food table. There has never been a financial audit of any of the Orders' Accounts, all the money the Nuns rescued during the inferno they hid away among themselves. The Criminal Nuns at the Cavan Convent operated unchallenged, flouting the law and ignoring the protective regulations of the 1908 Children's Act that governed the Industrial Schools. There was unregulated punishments melting out daily to the slave children by the Nuns. There was a growing public voice of criticism and a number of people like Owen Sheehy-Skeffington and Noel Browne spoke out about the whole system of imprisonment of children in what were, essentially, slave-labour camps run unopposed by the powerful Irish Catholic Church. It took another 50 years before the Industrial Schools finally closed, and still the deaths of thousand of other children which could have been preventable, but were allowed to continued, unashamedly, by the powerful Irish Catholic Church. Owen Felix O’Neill
The Children who Died were: 8 of the Girls were Sisters, and there was one pair of Girls Twins.
1. Mary Harrison -15 years of age from Dublin
2. Mary Hughes - 15 years of age from Killeshandra
3. Ellen McHugh -15 years of age from Blacklion
4. Kathleen Kiely - 12 of age from Virginia (Sister)
5. Frances Kiely - 9 years of age from Virginia. (Sister)
6. Mary Lynch - 15 years of age from Cavan (Sister)
7. Margaret Lynch - 10 years of age from Cavan (Sister)
8. Josephine Cassidy - 15 years of age from Belfast(Sister)
9. Mona Cassidy - 11 years of age from Belfast (Sister)
10. Kathleen Reilly – 14 years of age from Butlersbridge
11. Mary Carroll – 12 yrs years of age from Castlerahan (Sister)
12. Josephine Carroll – 10 years of age from Castlerahan (Sister)
13. Mary McKiernan - 16 years of age from Dromard (Sister)
14. Susan McKiernan - 14 years of age from Dromard (Sister)
15. Rose Wright – 11 years of age from Ballyjamesduff89
16. Mary Barrett - 12 years of age – from Dublin-(Twins)
17. Nora Barrett - 12 years of age – from Dublin-(Twins)
18. Mary Kelly - 10 years of age from Ballinagh
19. Mary Brady – 7 years of age from Ballinagh
20. Dorothy Daly – 7 years of age from Cootehill
21. Mary Ivers – 12 years of age from Kilcoole Wicklow
22. Philomena Regan – 9 years of age from Dublin
23. Harriet Payne - 11 years of age from Dublin (Sister)
24. Ellen Payne - 8 years of age from Dublin (Sister)
25. Teresa White – 6 years of age from Dublin
26. Mary Roche - 6 years of age from Dublin
27. Ellen Morgan – 10 years of age from Virginia
28. Elizabeth Heaphy - 4 years of age from Swords
29. Mary O'Hara – 7 years of age from Kilnaleck
30. Bernadette Serridge - 5 years of age from Dublin
31. Katherine Chambers-9 years of age from Enniskillen (Sister)
32. Margaret Chambers - 7 years of age from Enniskillen(Sister)
33. Mary Lowry – 17 years of age from Drumcrow, Cavan
34. Bridget Galligan -17 years of age Drumcassidy, Cavan(Sister)
35. Mary Galligan -18 years of age Drumcassidy, Cavan (Sister)
36. Mary Smith 80 years of age employed as Cook
Postscript;- In the days that followed messages of sympathy flooded in to Cavan Town, though they were seldom addressed directly to the families of the deceased or the survivors. They were directed instead to the Abbess of the Poor Clare’s Convent, none of whom had perished, and stranger still they were sent to the Catholic Bishop of Kilmore, Dr Patrick Lyons. In the requiem mass the bishop spoke of the “… terrible ordeal it has been for the good Nuns to have the fierce glare of publicity turned on their quiet sheltered lives.” Nothing was said about the children who died, huge sums of money at the time were raised for the Nuns and the Bishop, all the money was spent on improving the convent which was not touched by fire, the families of the dead Girls received NOTHING… Owen Felix O'Neill
The Industrial Schools of Ireland
The Irish Catholic Church continues to demean Survivors, thousands of Industrial School Survivors who tell the truth are the mortal enemies of the Irish Catholic Church, who seek to distort the past, the present and the future. The Irish Catholic Church established a variety of detention facilities to confine children throughout Ireland, 56 Industrial Schools in one form or another for both Boys and Girls, were owned and run by the The Irish Catholic Church. In time their extensive Industrial Schools system came to include work camps, where children were incarcerated without observation of the standard norms applying to arrest and custody, The Children were forced into these church run labour camps, the Industrial Schools, which served as rape centres, torture and murder rooms of the out of control clergy. The biggest was Artane Industrial School in Dublin, which at one time housed over a thousand boys, and came to serve as a model for an expanding and centralised Industrial Schools system under the control of the Christian Brothers management.
For over 100 years the Christian Brothers centralised those Industrial Schools, or work camps that held children under orders of protective custody of the Irish Catholic Church. Over the years the Christian Brothers came to be renowned for their cruelty towards children in their care. The feared Irish Christian Brothers had exclusive responsibility for detention as well as orders for incarceration, release, and even death, or other official disciplinary punishment of all Boys in its care, with no oversight in their use of excessively severe punishment, cruel and unusual punishments which was the norm was inflicted on the children in its care. The punishments were particularly harsh melted out by the Christian Brothers and always severe, the punishments were designed to be used to degrade the child and strip him of his human dignity, the cruel punishment was always arbitrary and did included torture. We know from the excellent Ryan Report, that the corporal punishment melted out by the Christian Brothers was excessive and frequent. The acceptance by the Christian Brothers of the severity of the punishment was always about total control of the child and to instil inflicted fear. The brutality of the beatings inflicted on the child in its care, was characterised by its brutal harshness, with the adjective “draconian” referring to similarly unforgiving rules of the Christian Brothers.
The Christian Brothers, however, were responsible for the Industrial School Boys from the moment the Boy entered the work camp, the Industrial School or until the moment the child died in the Industrial School or upon the child’s released. The Christian Brothers personnel were responsible for constant “unofficial” cruelty that often led, and was intended to lead, to “unofficial” daily floggings, killings and rapes. The cruel and senseless deaths in all the Industrial Schools were never reported to the Irish Police, in reality the Irish Police did not want to know, in the eyes of An Garda Síochána, the Irish Clerics were above the Law, intouchable.
The shocking deaths of the Boys in the care of the Christian Brothers were routinely written up as “suicides,” or “accidental” deaths, a few deaths the Christian Brothers “justified as killings” of Boys who were “trying to escape,” or “assaulting a Christian Brother.” The Christian Brothers authorities also didn’t report the deaths of the Boys in its care and when it did, the Christian Brothers said, the boy or boys had died from acute illness, such as “weak heart” or “God had called him away.” No Christian Brother was subject to review by any judicial or administrative authorities in Ireland at the time outside of the Irish Church apparatus. One Institution School in Ireland according to the Ryan Report had over 200 known or unexplainable Children’s deaths and a few surviving documents that were not burned, by the evil Christian Brothers show that the children’s deaths were even higher in some of the Industrial Schools run by the Christian Brothers, the Christian Brothers conveniently destroyed any and all paperwork it could lay its bloody hands on and even destroying the insensitive or sensitive documents in its own archives, and continues to do so, right up to this day. Sadly, for all Survivors of the Industrial Schools run by The Christian Brothers, in Ireland, The Christian Brothers uniquely stood and continues to stand outside the Laws of the Irish State and the Laws of Humanity, including, Divine law, the Laws of God. According to the Christian Bible, "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law."
Why the Irish Catholic Church is a Criminal Organisation
Their were 18 main constituent groups that were responsible for enforcing the racial policies of the Irish Catholic Church and enforcing their general policing, The worse groups were;- The Christian Brothers, The Presentation Brothers, The Rosminians, The Oblates of Mary Immaculate, The Hospitaller Order of St John of God, The De La Salle Brothers, The Dominican Fathers, The Brothers of Charity. These Religious Men ran most of the Industrial Schools, and most of (96%) of the second-level education schools and primary schools in Ireland.
The other group of Religious Women who ran the scandalous Magdalene Laundries, known also as the Magdalene Asylums, were the Religious Sisters of Charity, The Good Shepherd Sisters, The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy, The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity. Residential Home for Children and Industrial Schools in Ireland were ;- The Sisters of Nazareth, The Daughters of the Heart of Mary, The Presentation Sisters, The Sisters of St Louis, The Sisters of St Clare, The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge, the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul. These Religious Women also ran a few of the Industrial Schools, and most of the second-level education schools and primary schools in Ireland through their Convents.
The Irish Catholic Church ran through its Religious Orders the concentration camps, (Industrial Schools) and extermination camps, (Industrial Schools and Magdalene Laundries, and Mother and Baby Homes) that scattered around the land of Ireland. The Religious Orders were the the organisation most responsible for the genocidal killing of thousands of vulnerable women and their children in these religious prisons. Members of all of the Religious Orders committed heinous crimes during the period of 1900 to 1992. All the Religious Orders were also involved in commercial enterprises and exploited concentration camp inmates as cheap, disposal slave labour. The Irish Catholic Church were indirectly judged by the Ryan Report Tribunal in Ireland to be a Criminal Organisation. The Irish Catholic Church at the time, was found guilty of unspeakable crimes against humanity.
We now know that commitment to Catholic ideology was emphasised throughout the recruitment process, and clerical training. Members of the Irish Religious Orders were indoctrinated in the racial policy of the Irish Catholic Church at the time, and the recruits were taught that it was necessary to remove from Irish Society people deemed by that Irish Catholic Church policy as inferior. Catholic Church rituals and the awarding of regalia and insignia for milestones in the Religious man's career suffused Clerics even further with Irish Catholic Church ideology. Clerics were expected to renounce their family ethos and embrace the new pseudo-religious rites and ceremonies, carried out within Irish Catholic Institutions. The Irish Catholic Church ideology included the application of brutality and terror amongst Irish people as a solution to gain total control through fear.The Irish Catholic Church stressed total loyalty and obedience to its absolute orders unto death.The Religious Orders were entrusted with the commission of atrocities, illegal criminal activities, and repugnant crimes, it allowed to be committed through its stranglehold in the State School system, Industrial Schools and Magdalene Asylums, and Mother and Baby Homes. The Archbishop of Dublin once said that all religious people must not hesitate in their obedient loyalty, not for a single second, but executes unquestioningly all the commands of the holy Mother Catholic Church.
As part of its functions in running the Industrial Schools and Magdalene Asylums, and Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland. The Irish Catholic Church oversaw the isolation and displacement of women, unwed mothers and their children seizing and stealing their assets and deporting them to the Industrial Schools and Magdalene Asylums throughout Ireland it controlled, all were used as slave labour, with many dying within the Religious system. The Religious Orders willing helped to implement the cruel policies of the Irish Catholic Church, which led to the killing, torture, and enslavement of tens of thousands of women and their children. In addition, the Irish Religious Orders were also directly involved in the negligence and cruel deaths of mentally or physically handicapped children, unwanted and wilfully disposed of in its care.
The Industrial Schools and Magdalene Asylums, were concentration camp systems that ran throughout Ireland.18 Religious Orders were responsible for running these concentration camps under the direct authority of the Irish Catholic Church. The finances necessary to establish and operate the Industrial Schools and Magdalene Asylums and Mother and Baby Homes were provided by the Irish State, which housed tens of thousands of women, and their children. Dozens of Industrial Schools and Magdalene Asylums of varying size and function had been created in the Irish Free State, holding the tens of thousands of innocent women, and their children. The Industrial Schools and Magdalene Asylums, were really concentration camps, their populations rose in the late 1940s, 50s and 60s, as the powerful Irish Catholic Church unhindered, intensify their repression of terror within these appalling and repulsive Institutions.
I now focus on two Religious Orders, and sadly the evidence is incontrovertible and factual. The main Religious Order were The Christian Brothers which was built on a culture of violence and fear, which was exhibited in its most extreme form by the mass floggings, rapes and even murder of children in its care. The Christian Brothers, the largest provider of residential care for boys in the State at that time. This sadistic and cold hearted Religious Order, The Christian Brothers who ran most of the Industrial Schools in Ireland, have been described as being "outside the bounds of morality"; they were judged to be callous, bestial, inhuman, vicious, perverted, fiendish, pitiless and merciless in the treatment of the orphan boys in its care, with the divine authority of the Irish Catholic Church to rape, flog and even kill anyone at their discretion. The Christian Brothers engaged in the wholesale fear in all the schools it controlled in the Irish State. Don’t take my word for it, please read the Ryan Report, http://www.childabusecommission.ie/rpt/pdfs/ Hundreds of boys in the Industrial Schools were murdered and dumped into unmarked graves in the Industrial Schools that the Christian Brothers ran throughout Ireland. We know that over 300 known graves are scattered around previous Christian Brother Industrial Schools, a few hundred more were hidden in secret sites.
The other main Religious Order were, The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy who ran 26 industrial schools in Ireland, mostly Magdalene Asylums, or Magdalene Laundries, in which thousands of women died in its ruthless services. Official Irish reports, the IDC Report records a total of 1,663 women who died in these slave laundries from 1922 until each institution’s closure. The IDC Report completely ignores the issue of unmarked graves in which we now know that tens of thousands of women and their children were dumped into secret unmarked graves. The Inter-Departmental Committee on the laundries, (The IDC Report) says official records show that 1,663 women died in the Magdalene Laundries, that is not good enough. We now know that the Nuns,The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy destroyed most of their own records as a means of protection their reputation, sadly this is quite a ‘legacy’. As far as the Irish Catholic Church and the Irish State are concerned, the Magdalene women matter as little in death as they did in life. We also know that The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy were equally as cruel as their male Religious Counterparts, the Christian Brothers, the Mercy Sisters cruelty knew no bounds. The Sisters of Mercy behaviour caused intentionally physical and mental harm, their brutality and savagery, their inhumanity and barbarism knew no bounds, their callousness, sadism, murderousness, relentlessness, mercilessness, pitilessness, remorselessness, lack of compassion, sympathy, lack of charity, heartlessness, cold-heartedness, cold-bloodedness, caused the brutal death and extreme cruelty inflected on vulnerable women and children in its care.
Boston College informed an Irish inquiry investigating the Tuam Mother and Baby home about concerns regarding the home’s worryingly high infant mortality rate a full two years before the death rate of the home’s children were ever revealed to the public.
On February 21, 2012, Professor Jim Smith of Boston College and the Justice for Magdalenes Research group sent information to the chairperson of the McAleese inquiry, Senator Martin McAleese, about the death rate in excess of 50 percent within the mother and baby home. This was two years before Tuam would become international headlines as the scandal of the infant mortality rates was revealed.
The McAleese inquiry was an inter-departmental committee established by the Irish government in 2011 to establish the facts of the Irish state's involvement with the Magdalene laundries. It was founded under a recommendation from the United Nations Committee Against Torture to investigate the claims that women sent to work in the Catholic laundries were exploited and tortured.
In 2013, the McAleese committee released its report which found there had been significant state collusion in the admission of some 11,000 Irish women into these institutions and Taoiseach Enda Kenny issued a formal state apology and outlined a compensation package for the victims two weeks after its publication.
The report, however, did not include any of the information provided by Boston College, as it was considered to be out of their remit in the Magdalen Laundries concentrated report.
“According to the returns submitted to the government, 12 of the 22 ‘illegitimate’ children from Co Mayo born at the Baby Home, Tuam, died within the year. Likewise, 25 of the 49 ‘illegitimate’ children from Co. Galway born at the Baby Home, Tuam, for the same period also died,” Prof Smith wrote in a letter to McAleese, highlighting a 1948 Government survey which recorded the number of deaths in these homes for the year ending March 31, 1947.
“This information reveals how dangerous an environment the Baby Home, Tuam could be for illegitimate children in residence,” he continued, emphasizing the infant mortality rates of 55% and 51% for children sent to the home from Mayo and Galway that year.
“Such disturbing statistics certainly begs the question as to whether these children would have been better off remaining in their mother’s care.”
The Irish Examiner has previously revealed that the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) had concerns about the infant mortality rates in both Tuam and in another mother and baby home in Bessborough, Co. Cork, in the same year.
In 2012, a damning report by the Irish government’s Health Service Executive (HSE) found that the Irish Catholic mother and child home in Bessborough had a baby mortality rate of 68% in 1943. This report was not released to the public until it was sought under a Freedom of Information Act request by the Irish Examiner in 2015. Following this revelation, women were no longer sent to the home.
The report showed that in the 19 years between 1934 and 1953, Bessborough recorded 472 infant deaths, a figure taken from the Home’s own death register.
The register has now been released under Freedom of Information although the names of the children have been redacted.
It has been suggested that the high rate of infant mortality was caused by the falsification of death records to allow for children to be adopted domestically, and to couples abroad, without the knowledge of the Irish public.
These HSE reports were also not included in the 2014 McAleese report nor in the Report of the Inter-Departmental Group on Mother and Baby Homes, published by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in July 2014.
When asked for comment on the claims that the McAleese inquiry knew of such reports before publishing their own finding, the Irish Department of Justice stated that the inquiry “no longer exists and is therefore not in a position to respond to specific queries”.
The Myth at the Heart of Ireland.
Let’s be clear the Irish Catholic Clerics are not above the law, nor should they be, ever. We need to ensure that all Irish children are protected from pious people who will use the shield and the encouragement of their religion to hide their despicable behaviour and help expose their abuses to daylight. If the Irish Catholic Church won’t help, then the Irish Catholic Church should be dismantled, deconstructed immediately. In reality we need here in Ireland to wake up, no Religious Orders or Catholic Clerics anywhere in Ireland should have anything to do with children, period. In fact all Irish schools and hospitals and all State Institutions should be free from the Cancer at the Heart of Ireland.
Another fact sick people passing as Irish Catholic Church Clerics are and were drawn to positions of power within the Roman Catholic Church, as a result of their twisted Catholic Faith itself and its dogmatic celibacy requirement for Irish Catholic Church Clerics. Irish Catholic Church propaganda was an important tool to control the Irish people, but the Irish Catholic Church required the acquiescence, support, or participation of broad sectors of a willing Irish population. This Irish Catholic Church Propaganda was a forced doctrine on the whole of the Irish People, the propaganda worked on the superstitious Irish people, because of their bonds and fears thought by birth, through the Catholic Church stranglehold on the Irish School system.
The Irish Catholic Church established a Catholic Church ministry of dogma and propaganda headed by a senior Irish Archbishop. The Catholic Church propaganda ministry's aim was to ensure that the Irish Catholic Church message was successfully communicated through the arts, music, theatre, films, books, radio, educational materials, and the Irish press, all controlled by the Irish Catholic Church.There were several Irish audiences for this Irish Catholic Church propaganda. Irish people were reminded of the struggle against foreign enemies and Protestantism subversion.
During the early forming of the Irish Free State, the Irish Catholic Church propaganda campaigns created an atmosphere of intolerant and violence against Irish Protestants and Unwed Mothers and their Children. Irish Catholic Church propaganda also encouraged real and perceived discrimination against Irish Protestants and Unwed Mothers and their Children, and the other social behaviour, called deviants, according to the Irish Church, like Irish Writers, Trade Unions, Communists, and Socialists who the Irish Catholic Church deemed unfit and dangerous to the Irish Catholic Church, and its power base. To the Irish Catholic Church, it was stepping in and restoring Irish Catholic rule.
Throughout the 1930s, 40s 50s and 60s in Ireland, Ireland was held in bondage by the chains of religious superstition. Some Irish people say not everyone who is religious is superstitious, and not everyone who is superstitious is religious, a fair point, but there are some similarities. For one thing, both superstition and traditional religions are non-materialistic in nature. They do not conceive of the world as a place controlled by sequences of cause and effect between matter and energy, we should, nevertheless, acknowledge that the similarities are not superficial.There are different types of beliefs, because the very label “superstition” seems to include a negative judgment of irrationality, childishness, and primitiveness, it is understandable of religious believers wouldn’t want their faiths to be categorised with such words as, superstitions, but superstition it is, dressed up in gold, frankincense, and myrrh and ridiculous church rituals, always inviting derision or mockery, after all the absurd Catholic Bible is dressed up in latin lies. In reality the entire structure of the Holy Catholic Church and the Catholic Bible was built on sinking sand, the very same corrupt practices and doctrines can be traced back to the Latin Vulgate of Saint Jerome.
It was very easy to deceive and control the Irish People, after all, Irish Newspapers were greatly used by the Irish Catholic Church to spread their propaganda, Irish Newspapers were commonly purchased in an era that pre-dated television and along with the cinema and radio which were the primary mode of spreading information or misinformation, information that the Irish Catholic Church wanted to control. The Irish Catholic Church hierarchy almost immediately set out plans in the early 1920s that would give the Irish Catholic Church total power over all Irish newspapers, published and sold in Ireland. Irish Newspapers were used to peddle whatever the Irish Catholic Church wanted, sadly Irish Newspapers simply became a tool to voice the opinions of the Irish Catholic Church.
At its peak, the Irish Catholic Church supervised hundreds of newspapers and magazines in Ireland. The Irish Catholic Church hierarchy met the editors of the Irish newspapers almost daily and told them what could be printed and what could not, such was the power of the Irish Catholic Church. Rural Irish newspapers were in similar contact with local Bishops who spoke to their editors either by phone or by using telegrams. It is almost certain that every editor knew what was in store if he the editor broke away from the instructions set up by the Irish Catholic Church hierarchy. All Irish editors were expected to fully praise The Irish Catholic Church and senior Church Officials, Irish Editors lived in fear of the wrath of the Irish Catholic Church hierarchy.
There were fifty basic rules of do's and don'ts for the buyers of Children, both for the boys or girls, at the various Mother and Baby Homes and Orphanages in Ireland. These were the unwritten and unsaid rules of either buying or adopting a child at the different Mother and Baby Homes and Orphanages throughout Ireland.
These were the brutal facts in selecting a child to bring into your home. In many cases, it wasn’t about unconditional love it was about selecting the correct child to share, to work, and in many cases to sexually abuse. The criteria were the same as selecting, for a slave, a horse, or family dog. After all when the child was sold, with altered new official papers, like birth certificate and baptismal certificate, The child took a new family name and birthday from the family that bought the child. The money paid for the child went to the Nuns and the new family than paid the church very year there afterwards.
The rules or unwritten rules of buying an orphan child for adoption or personal use were; -
1. Why does this boy look tense?
2. Does this boy have any heath problems that are making him or you uncomfortable?
3. Does this boy bite or kick?
4. How is this boy going to behave himself around my children or family?
5. Has this boy ever been injured and if so what is his treatment plan?
6. Has this injury resulted in any chronic health problems?
7. Observe the boy’s movement and attitude when questioned
8. Watch the boy for attentiveness – is he relaxed or tense?
9. In general does the boy enjoy working?
10. Does he willingly leave the home?
11. Will the boy fit in.
12. Does this bed wet the bed?
13. Has this boy been house-trained and toilet trained.
14. Do you use a cane or whip on this boy?
15. How often does this boy get worked and for what general duration?
16. In what discipline(s) does this boy work?
17. How quickly do you feel this boy’s recovers after vigorous work?
18. Have you noticed any breathing difficulties?
19. Has this boy been working before?
20. Does the boy exhibit any weaknesses when working on difficult jobs? Does he listen and follow simple instructions.
21. Speak to the boy as you examine the boy’s head for lice
22. Check his eyes slowly pass a hand by each eye and look for blinking response, does the boy wear spectacles and are they included.
23. Examine the boy’s mouth and teeth for sores or braces, or problem teeth. Ask for dental records.
24. Sniff the boy’s breath for foul odours that could be an indication of infection or illness.
25. Look at the boy’s tongue for signs of past damage and colouration.
26. Check underside of boy’s jaws looking to see that his glands on each side are not swollen or sensitive and check for strong and regular pulse.
27. Does this boy have any blindness or cataract issues?
28. How is his night vision?
29. Has the dentist mentioned any problems with regard to this boy's teeth? Like tooth cavities and decay, does the boy suck his thumb.
30. Examine the boy’s back and bum – run your hand firmly down the back of the boy all the way to his bum, feeling and groping as you go down his back and bum, no resistance or problems to your touch.
31. Examine the boy’s stomach and penis, is the boy sensitive to touch of his penis and is the boy clean.
32. Has the boy attitude?
33. Check that the boy has the right hair colour and angelic features.
34. Is this boy an incarnated angel who is filled with wide-eyed compassion and will to give and receive love.
35. Does this boy have any trouble with lameness?
36. Does this boy have corrective shoe or shoes and if so, why?
37. Does the boy have clubfoot, a deformed foot that is twisted so that his sole cannot be placed flat on the ground and needs special shoes?
38. Look for sign of anger or discomfort like a scowling face, a wrinkle or contract to the boy’s brow, has the boy an expression of anger or disapproval.
39. Is this boy a dwarf boy or an Itinerant, pavee, tinker, or gypsy boy?
40. Watch the boy’s breathing in and out – make certain breathing is regular. If it is irregular there may be an obstruction or chronic respiratory problem with the child.
41. Watch for coordination and willingness. Incoordination may be a sign of neurological problem.
42. Does this boy have heaves or any other respiratory problem, like allergies or bronchitis?
43. Review Health Records – Demand to see the boy’s immunisation records. Ask if health records are kept on the boy and if yes, again demand to see them.
44. Has all the boy’s vaccinates been kept up to date?
45. Has the boy ever had a reaction to a vaccination or medication?
46. When was this boy’s last dental examination? How old is this boy? and does this boy have chronic dental or health or mental issues?
47. By looking at your prospective boy objectively and asking these simple questions, you have a better chance of making the right decision in purchasing this boy. Be sure to ask as many questions as you can. It is best to enlist the aid of your Wife or Mother, if you do not have previous experience in purchasing boys.
48. Does the boy have a family? Brothers and Sisters?
49. Can the buyer, buy more then one child?
50. Finally ask, can I return the boy? If I, the buyer am unhappy with the product.
When will Irish Catholic people wakeup and put their loyalty to a secular Ireland instead of their misplaced loyalty to their Catholic Faith and when will secular Ireland abandon their Catholic Faith and prayers with government. Owen Felix O'Neill