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We all know this disgusting scandal is as a result of The Church and The State, but who do you hold mostly accountable, and should therefore pay out the most in compensation to victims?

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naka

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« Reply #2595 on: March 13, 2018, 05:02:40 PM »
I left the Abbey in 87 and of course there were teachers who would have given you a dig with either the strap or fist, just thought it was par for the course, Tommy Bo must have been giving out the fegs and whiskey, Dick Dargan (dodgy)!!

Got it in two Targetman!!!  You must have been in my brothers year above him....presuming you made it to 7th year
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never had an issue with getting a dig as it was par for the course as was getting digs at home with the brush from my ma.
dick of course was dodgy but everyone knew that and stayed well clear,
tommy bo was a decent brother nothing untoward, he lent me money to buy a pair of football boots in 87 cos my mother couldn't afford them. we had a mc rory quarterfinal  and I was keeper with a ripped boot .

I’d agree about Tommy Bo and he was the brother who let us have the whiskey. He was always great to us. Nannery beat us regular with the strap and as you say Dick was dodgy as hell. But then you had some viscious lay teachers who were happy enough to let you know the story.

Know now who you are!!!  Year before I started but as targetman said the boots worked wonders!!!  I wasn’t at those games as my brother had fallen out with Val. He probably would have played but pride got in the way!!!  Wasn’t the last time he fell out with our family either!!!
yip think its fair to say your fella would have played.but  he did alright in the long run.

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« Reply #2596 on: March 14, 2018, 11:08:39 PM »
Nolan you are a t**ser.
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« Reply #2597 on: March 14, 2018, 11:13:11 PM »
Nolan you are a t**ser.

He is but not the biggest culprit in all this... the Catholic Church is.  McCann is right, McAreavey should be answering police questions.

Owen Brannigan

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« Reply #2598 on: March 14, 2018, 11:13:44 PM »
Nolan you are a t**ser.

Putting it up to Dromore diocese and Colman's again and they have played into his hands by making bland statements in the hope it will go away. 

BTW Martin O'Brien well fit for Nolan while McCann is in his element.

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« Reply #2599 on: March 14, 2018, 11:16:10 PM »
Nolan you are a t**ser.

Putting it up to Dromore diocese and Colman's again and they have played into his hands by making bland statements in the hope it will go away. 

BTW Martin O'Brien well fit for Nolan while McCann is in his element.

Man in audience called out O'Brien, came across as an apologist for church.

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« Reply #2600 on: March 14, 2018, 11:18:30 PM »
Canons Brown and Stevenson on Nolan’s radar now


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« Reply #2602 on: March 16, 2018, 03:51:30 PM »

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« Reply #2603 on: March 22, 2018, 06:19:00 PM »
I see on the news another ex st Colmans teacher Patrick carton was found guilty of indecent assaults on students on occasions as recently as 2007.
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« Reply #2604 on: March 22, 2018, 06:45:13 PM »
I see on the news another ex st Colmans teacher Patrick carton was found guilty of indecent assaults on students on occasions as recently as 2007.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-43500697

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« Reply #2605 on: March 24, 2018, 11:14:13 AM »
Conor Murphy comes forward to tell his story about Finnegan in St Colman's:

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/sinn-feins-conor-murphy-speaks-about-abuse-at-the-hands-of-fr-finnegan-36735012.html

Then he uses the interview to call out those who taught in the school, managed the school, inspected the school and those in a position of power for not doing anything about Finnegan or his legacy. 

Seemed to miss the point that he was in a position of power for the last twenty years as an MLA, MP and Minister in the assembly and didn't ask any of his colleagues to step forward with an inquiry into clerical abuse or abuse in schools to run along side the inquiry into abuse of those in institutional homes.

Then Paul Quinn's family heard his interview and didn't miss in their criticism.

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« Reply #2606 on: March 26, 2018, 06:51:24 PM »
Pope has achieved Bishop McAreavey's resignation and appointed another former bishop to stand in for him until a replacement is appointed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43542915

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« Reply #2607 on: March 27, 2018, 03:35:31 PM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-43548304
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"The police have set up a dedicated team to investigate the circumstances of the child abuse carried out by the late paedophile priest, Fr Malachy Finegan...The investigation has several aims, including establishing when the authorities first became aware of the abuse allegations, what information was reported to police and what action was taken to protect children and young people at that time. Officers also want to find out if past pupils from St Colman's College were abused by anyone other than Fr Finegan during his 20-year tenure at the Catholic grammar school. The PSNI said the team would try to establish if there was any "living offender" and "take action" against them."

Widening the scope beyond Finnegan is probably a good idea. However if they are widening the scope I don't think it should be restricted to just St. Colman's.

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« Reply #2608 on: March 28, 2018, 09:46:37 AM »
I have to say I am uncomfortable with what is becoming a bit of a witch hunt against St Colman's, relying on memories from 35/40 years ago. It is also not appropriate to judge historic events by todays standards. I have no doubt that Finnegan was guilty of abuse, but the wee spread use of violence that is being insinuated is not how I remember it.

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« Reply #2609 on: March 28, 2018, 09:54:30 AM »
I have to say I am uncomfortable with what is becoming a bit of a witch hunt against St Colman's, relying on memories from 35/40 years ago. It is also not appropriate to judge historic events by todays standards. I have no doubt that Finnegan was guilty of abuse, but the wee spread use of violence that is being insinuated is not how I remember it.

Not sure what age you are but memories of 35/40 years ago are very vivid. Isn't that long ago to remember especially for events so traumatic... needs to be taken out by the roots.