Block Sisters of Charity as ‘sole owners’ of National Maternity Hospital
A petition has been set up Denise Kiernan and she is asking that we all Sign and share her petition to prevent the Sisters of Charity becoming ‘sole owners’ of the hospital. She wants us to show the state we will not allow the abuse of our babies, children, and women to be swept under the rug. She asks that we demand a formal apology from Sisters of Charity and demand they pay their share of the redress scheme, which to date they have refused to do so.
This image below was the headline that literally too my breath away yesterday, it was in the Irish Times and I had to re read it 2 or 3 times to take in what I was seeing, It just beggared belief, imagine we would give our new 300 million euro tax payer funded National Maternity hospital to a group who managed and abused their position within the Magdalene Laundries and to this day refuse to pay the €3 million they owe to the redress scheme.
Why is this important?
The Sisters of Charity is one of 18 residential institutions that is highlighted by the Ryan report 2009 to have been responsible for child abuse. They still owe €3 million to the redress scheme for its survivors. The Sisters of Charity, along with three other religious congregations, were responsible for the management of Magdalene Laundries. In 2013 they stated they would not be making ANY contributions to the State redress scheme to the women who had been subject abuse in the Magdalene Laundries. The Department of Health now want to give ‘sole’ ownership of the new €300 million State-funded National Maternity Hospital.
Deny them ‘sole’ ownership. Demand they formally apologise and pay redress.