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Fintan
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the cheer-on Neil.
Hit more than one wall on this one...

Yeah - they screwed with us yesterday again.

They cut the parliamentary debate on the inquiry terms in half
- with the second half to come next Wednesday........

However.... I ain't heard no fat lady singing yet! Laughing

see below Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
Silence of the Irish Lambs

There is silence as the Irish government gears up to rubber stamp a sham inquiry into the treatment of unwed mothers and their infants.

They know it's a sham. We know it's a sham. The U.N. Human Rights Committee has already called it a sham before it's begun. But with days to go - there is silence.

The world's media gathered to witness with horror our private Irish tragedy. They left us to face up to our past. Pity they left. No Irish Government or civil service have ever faced such issues willingly. We know that now since they left.

The silence leaves me deeply uncomfortable. I recognize it. It's the same silence which was thick in the air --yet unseen-- down the years. As women were quietly emotionally butchered behind the high walls. It's the same high walls. It's the same silence.

It's the same silence and nothing has changed. We just thought it had. The global media spotlight unknowingly deceived us. But the Government deceived us too:

- they switched ministers from Flanagan to Reilly to delay matters;
- they promised again - but delayed to dim the media spotlight;
- they launched the inquiry on a Friday to hinder public interest;
- they made the mothers and adopted wait like fools in a separate(!) room while the minister publicly launched his minimal inquiry terms of reference;
- the inquiry terms somehow manage not to address either justice or recompense;
- furthermore, the terms of reference have excluded two thirds of the women;
- finally they cut the Dail debate on the terms into two half-debates a week apart!

That second half of the debate comes next Wednesday.

We are about to strip these women of their human rights in full view of an uninformed public; an asleep media and an uncaring establishment. And the silence is deafening.

Well, I don't know about you, but I'll tell you one thing:

I'm NOT going to be F**KING SILENT!!!

http://fintandunne.blogspot.com/2015/01/silence-of-irish-lambs.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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26th January, 2015

EXPOSING IRELAND'S FORCED ADOPTION COVER-UP

As Irish authorities create an official inquiry into the treatment of unwed
mothers and their babies, Mari Steed, Claire McGettrick, Susan Lohan
and Kathy McMahon join Fintan Dunne to expose the coverup
of Ireland's forced adoptions.


SEE ALSO:
Irish First Mothers on Facebook - Kathy
Irish First Mothers Website


LISTEN on DSL:
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http://FintanDunne.com/audio/BeautifulTruth-2015-01-26.mp3
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LISTEN on Dialup:
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http://FintanDunne.com/audio/BeautifulTruth-2015-01-26-Dialup.mp3
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work Fintan & Kathy, it's a truly haunting story.
Keep pushing.

In Spain there is a very similar problem.

Maybe you would like to get in touch with Mar Soriano Ruiz, from PLATAFORMA AFECTADOS CLÍNICAS DE TODA ESPAÑA. CAUSA NIÑOS ROBADOS - (PLATFORM AFFECTED CLINICAL SPAIN. CAUSE STOLEN CHILDREN)

http://plataformacausabebesrobados.hostinazo.com/

Maybe together you can achieve more international recognition.

La Fabrica de bebes - (The Baby Factory)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great suggestion!
Kathy will follow that up.

Also : Take 'em on in the EU Court of Human Rights.
It's the only language they speak. Wink

We are resisting "Full Spectrum Dominance"

Whether it's on the issue of the baby-snatchers
or the bankers or the bureaucrats or billionaires.....

When you resist on ANY issue -you are fighting
their psy-ops-based full spectrum dominance policy.


Beat 'em back on any one issue - helps beat 'em on all.

Key we realize that.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I did the audio above we were under pressure from a Gov.
propaganda snow job designed to paint their inquiry as a success
acceptable to all. They even had their own pet stooges to spin that.

Well, we rallied a great turnout and we were there outside as the
inquiry was debated in parliament, with about 30 activists seated
in the public gallery, to breathe down their necks as the debate
entered its final hour.

It didn't go well for the government. One of the elected representatives
whose party formed government was actually born in a mother and
baby home herself.

And she didn't like the look of her own government's inquiry!

No amount of persuasion (and they tried, real hard)
would get her to vote for the inquiry.

more below...


So, it's now well on the record that the planned inquiry is a sham.

And our pressure to extend the scale and scope will continue.

And fortunately the pressure on Kathy and I has
eased back to normal levels of 'totally maxed.' Laughing

So from now I will be back on BFN again.

Not a bad start to 2015 though.... Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to show you the shits we are up against,
here's CNN's appalling story of what happened
to 1,500 women who had their pelvis sawed
in half to ensure their continued birth delivery
of new little Catholics:

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READ ON: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/30/europe/ireland-symphysiotomy/index.html

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Folks, we launched a challenge
to the government's inquiry

in the last two days:

Here's the highlights:

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Court Challenge to Irish Mother and Baby Inquiry


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Founder of the Irish First Mothers support group for adoption birth mothers, Kathy McMahon has today formally notified Irish government minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly of intent to challenge in the Irish High court the process of the recently-instituted 'Mother and Baby Homes' inquiry.

The challenge is grounded in public statements by the Acting Secretary General (now Assistant Secretary) of the Department, Ms. Liz Canavan at the press announcement of the inquiry.

The birth mothers group asserts that Ms.Canavan's senior roles in Irish civil service administration and as CEO of the Adoption Authority of Ireland conflict with her potential oversight of the inquiry via adjustments to it's terms of reference under the minister's order.

The import is that the current process violates the legal dictum of "Nemo judex in causa sua," viz. that one cannot be judge in one's own case - and thus justice cannot be seen to be done.

"I call people of good will towards birth mothers to assist us," says Kathy McMahon. "We cannot allow this already flawed inquiry to be further influenced by persons close to matters under investigation."



Read Irish First Mother's notice letter to Minister James Reilly:

http://IrishFirstMothers.com/press/IrishFirstMothers-HighCourtCase-15-03-04.pdf




Voice for First Mothers public facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/avoiceforfirstmothers/
130+ members - Birth Mothers

Website:
http://IrishFirstMothers.com

Profile on Kathy McMahon from the Journal.ie:

http://www.thejournal.ie/kathy-mcmahon-mother-baby-1534675-Jun2014/

See Also:

Adoption Rights Alliance Briefing Note
on Minister's inquiry launch press conference:
http://bit.ly/ARA-ToR-Briefing27Jan2015

Posted by Fintan Dunne
http://fintandunne.blogspot.com/2015/03/court-challenge-to-irish-mother-and-baby-inquiry.html

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There will be a further update
on this story posted here later...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great move Folks! I knew you'd been busy...

Read the letter- well-researched, professional and pertinent.
Keep hammering the nails of probity and conflict of interest!
They permeate all the other issues in Ireland; evictions, policing, Irish Water etc. etc.

I once had to defend myself from an attack from my professional nemesis and with one email I got 'conflict of interest' written into the rulebook...

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From 'IBEN Terms and Conditions 2013'-

'16.  Conflict  of  Interest  for  school  visits:  Your  interest  in  participating  in  any  of  the  IBAEM  visits  is   taken  to  indicate  that:  You  had  no  personal  or  professional  relationship  with  this  school  or  any   member  of  its  staff  which  might  be  a  potential  conflict  of  interest  to  your  participation  in  this  visit.   You  have  not  participated  in  a  consultation,  authorization,  evaluation  visit  to  this  school  unless   specifically  asked  by  the  regional  office'.


Looks like Liz Canavan would fail that condition...
Wink

And here are some interesting facts that she has written about herself on LinkedIn-

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Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Leaders for Tomorrow Programme 2000-2002

(after an Arts degree at DCU)

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Assistant Secretary
Irish Civil Service
October 2011 – Present (3 years 6 months)

Project lead for the 31st Amendment to the Constitution (Children) Bill, 2012
• Responsibility for policy development for the Government’s programme in respect of child welfare, protection and family support in Ireland
• Responsibility for the legislative programme for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs
• Policy and project lead for the reform programme for children’s services in Ireland, in particular, the establishment of the Child and Family Support Agency
• Oversight, monitoring and performance management for child and family services under the remit of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Chief Executive Officer
Adoption Authority of Ireland
April 2011 – October 2011 (7 months)

Advising and supporting the Board in exercising functions of a judicial nature conferred on the Authority under the Adoption Act, 2010
• Ongoing general management and control of the administration and business of the Authority including change management associated with new legal framework
• Liaison with the Health Services Executive, Stakeholder Groups and National and International Statutory Bodies involved in adoption including the Hague Conference on Private International Law;
Managing press and media response and briefing the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Minister as required in respect of parliamentary affairs
• Representing the Authority and the Government in international negotiations on a bilateral and multilateral basis

Principal Officer / Deputy Director National Children's Office
Department of Health and Children
2004 – 2011 (7 years)Office of the Minister for Children/National Children's Office
 Giving strategic leadership to and promoting the modernisation agenda for children’s services including:- the Working Together for Children Initiative; the Prevention and Early Intervention Programme for Children; fostering collaborative relationships between statutory, non-statutory providers, philanthropy and academic interests in prevention and early intervention science; building capacity research to policy and practice in children's services
 Leading policy development in the the 28th Amendment to the Constitution Bill, 2008; supporting the development of adoption policy and the Adoption Act, 2010 (2008-10); providing leadership in the areas of youth work (2009-11) national play and recreation policies (2007-11);
 Monitoring Ireland’s international obligations and reporting in relation to children’s rights (2004-2011)
Providing policy advice to the Minister on these matters including in politically highly sensitive areas relating to children’s rights, the constitutional amendment and adoption policy.

Principal Officer/Assistant Principal Officer
Department of Health and Children
2001 – 2004 (3 years)
• Supporting the development and implementation of policy for the Health Reform Programme
Supporting the Secretary General in the establishment of the interim Health Service Executive.

• Member of the project team for the development of the National Health Strategy for Ireland (2001) with project management and policy writing roles
• Leading communications programme to disseminate the Health Strategy
• Developing and implementing arrangements for assessing progress on the implementation of the Health Strategy



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just when they thought the
cover-up was going dandy:


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Irish State Covered-Up 2012 Tuam Baby Deaths Report

A damning Irish health services review of infant deaths and other anomalies, in Bessborough and Tuam mother and baby homes took place in 2012. But the report was not disclosed by the government during civil consultations on the terms of its official inquiry - now underway into the homes.

The Irish Examiner newspaper revealed today that the 2012 report confirmed the scale of the deaths and anomalies which would later achieve such prominence. So troubled were the authors, says the paper, that they urged the State to immediately establish an official judicial inquiry based on its findings. Nothing happened.

Two years later, a fortunate international media spotlight on claims that around 800 infants were interred in Tuam, prompted the government to established an inter-departmental committee to coordinate its response. But the committee was blind to the previous investigation under the Dept. of Justice, even as it set up a "new" inquiry guided by the Dept. Children & Youth Affairs.

All of which has the appearance of a complete betrayal of our trust by the Government. Gross negligence or outright cover-up? If the latter, the new inquiry is just a hollow facade, born of deception - and ongoing cover-up dynamics.

Here is a brief list of other dubious government tactics:

- The inquiry terms were launched on a Friday to hinder public interest;
- Mothers and adopted were made to wait like fools in a separate(!) room while the minister launched his terms of reference to media;
- the inquiry terms do not address either justice or recompense;
- the terms have excluded two thirds of the women affected;


Click extract below for full Examiner article:

Posted 4 hours ago by Kathy McMahon


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Our heritage is a "Culture of Ownership" over naturally free beings.
At one time or another it has claimed a right to to own (and abuse):
the Earth, entire nations, slaves, women, dogs and children.

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