Until The Real Truth Emerges




The motion?


That this Council calls on the current government to delay proceeding with a monument to victims of abuse as recommended by the Ryan Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, until such time as the many unresolved, uninvestigated and outstanding issues concerning the abuses for which Irish society is responsible, in particular those affecting the Magdalene women, those who endured abuse in Bethany children’s homes and the many children who suffered horrendous abuse in day schools throught the Republic of Ireland are resolved.
To proceed at this time with a Government sactioned and financially supported artistic memorial before the said issues are addressed and redressed would inevitably be seized upon as closure by the abusers, their congregations and managements, and as a pretext for the evasion of accountability and truth by them and by the Irish State.

Stop The Monument

Previously: Irish Government Unveils Design For Memorial To Abuse Victims (BBC, July 20, 2012)