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‘Gardaí failed me’

A Survivor of clerical sex abuse has slammed crass gardaí who launched a “scurrilous” campaign against him in the 1980s.

When Chapter 20 of the Murphy Report was finally released in full this week, James Moran hoped it would bring him closure. But instead, his ongoing recovery was dealt a devastating blow when the chapter revealed details of a sustained Garda investigation against him involving phone tapping after he returned to Dublin to confront the priest who abused him.

 

Magdalene survivor’s fury at nuns resisting redress

A furious Survivor has hit out at the religious orders that ran brutal Magdalene Laundries for failing to take immediate action and contribute to the Irish Government’s £50million redress scheme.

Despite being pressured by Justice Minister Alan Shatter to contribute financially to the scheme announced last month, the four religious orders that ran the laundries have not decided whether they will do so, The Irish Post has learned.

 

Tributes paid after sudden death of GAA manager

One of British GAA’s most influential characters in the Midlands has died suddenly of a suspected heart attack. Tributes to Coley Folan have continued to flood in after the tragic news broke this weekend.

 

London hurling star found dead.

A man described as “a London GAA” legend has been found dead at his home in Belfast.

Sean Quinn won a Nicky Rackard Cup medal with the London hurlers in 2005 and then followed that success by winning an historic All-Ireland Intermediate club title with Robert Emmetts in 2007. His passing this week has been met with great sadness by senior figures in London GAA.

 

Toomey holds on as Irish jockey injury count swells

Updates on the well-being of jockey Brian Toomey are being anxiously awaited by his Irish colleagues in Britain.

But the injuries he suffered serve as yet another grim reminder of the perils jockeys face. Speaking to The Irish Post, Lisa Hancock from the Injured Jockey’s Fund reveals that Toomey is the fifth Irish rider to suffer a serious head, neck of back injury in Britain since January.

 

Burglars who preyed on elderly get 12 years

Two Irish men who targeted vulnerable elderly people in more than 40 “despicable” burglaries across England have been jailed for a total of 12 years.

 

Ó Briain gathering support for capital’s footballers

Mega-popular comedian Dara Ó Briain speaks to The Irish Post about his love affair with London GAA ahead of their historic Connacht final.

 

Abortion bill deepens

The Irish Post reports on an historic week for Irish society that saw the Dáil legislate for limited abortion in Ireland for the first time.

 

UKIP would keep Irish border with North open

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has revealed he would allow the border between Ireland’s North and South to stay open but with stricter controls if he was Britain’s Prime Minister.

 

Ambassador’s arrivederci to Britain

Ireland’s representative in Britain, Bobby McDonagh, speaks to The Irish Post about his time in Britain before taking up his new diplomatic role in Rome.

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