Staying In Tonight?


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Prime Time.

Tonight, on RTÉ One, at 9.35pm.

Laura Fitzgerald writes:

Last April, RTÉ’s Investigations Unit revealed the full extent of the story of a young woman in foster care now known by the pseudonym ‘Grace’. ‘Grace’, who has profound intellectual disabilities, was left in a foster home in Waterford for almost 20 years despite a succession of sexual abuse allegations.

RTÉ’s Investigations Unit has now uncovered another case with similarities to the Waterford story where children were also left in the care of a foster family – in the West of Ireland – for several years despite serious allegations of sexual abuse against one family member.

However, unlike the historical nature of the Waterford story, the foster family at the centre of this case has, until recently, continued to provide some support services.

Previously: Grace, Noonan And Monageer

31 thoughts on “Staying In Tonight?

  1. Kieran NYC

    The patterns are depressingly familiar.

    The Prime Time documentary, followed by Liveline stories, followed by ‘Something Must Be Done’ editorials to tortured legislation eventually getting passed, to an Inquiry with ‘Lessons Must Be Learned’ and a big miserable report.

    No one could have thought during all the CC child abuse scandals that maybe someone should proactively take a look at the foster care area? Would that not be too obvious? Instead we’re going to get the same reactive boll*cks again.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      ‘we’re going to get… ‘

      Kieran, do me a favour please.
      Tell me this;

      Are you living in NYC?
      -If you are your comments have no substance.
      -If you aren’t you invalidate them anyway with your pretence.

      You know what you should do.
      I don’t have to tell you.

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

          I don’t disagree with you, not even slightly.

          It’s your method…
          Most of all it’s that pseudonym you use.

          I won’t be nice to you for as long as you keep using it.
          I hate America.

          Allahu Akbar to you too.

        2. Scooperman

          After many hours without a bite the fly fisher becomes desperate wading in naked hoping to catch a fish with

      1. cluster

        Why does it matter if he is living in NYC or not?

        Don’t shoot the messager, shoot the message or something like that.

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

          It’s the snootiness of it cluster.
          The ‘I’m above you’ attitude it implies.

          It bugs me.
          Maybe the guy is cool…Never in my eyes…Not with that name.

          Plus he’s a bit of a dick.

          1. cluster

            I never found him to be dickish.

            And I don’t think it that snooty.

            And there are far worse traits than a bit of snootiness imo.

            But you know, different strokes for horses, or whatever

          2. General Ali speaking:

            Even with the relatively low post rate, you’re talking top 5 dickish posters, easy

            Ps cluster I love you

    2. KM

      You do realise that it it most likely that FG and FF knew of the CC’s abuse. Where do you think people go if they don’t get a response from either the Church or the Gardaí?

      And you are of courser right, don’t expect any real solution or reaction to this from FG/FF, nor any real questions on Noonan’s efforts for Grace. They will, as you say, let it die off, smothered by the next scandal or celebrity shenanigans

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      I’m drunk and stoned, and I feel crippled with this flaky Internet connection.
      I’m easily agitated tonight.
      I want to go home.

      Nothing personal.
      (Except you KFC. Change your name or be prepared…just sayin’…I don’t like your name. I find it offensive. I just do. I can’t explain it. Change it. It would be the best thing.)

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      *If you get that joke I will allow you to buy me a pint at some stage in the future if you’re lucky. Don’t hold your breath though. It’s not that easy.
      You’re off to a good start.
      You’re doing very well.

      As for KFC…well…

  2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    Wait a minute…I just remembered…there are other threads on this site.
    I can go to another one and cause mischief there. Let’s see what we can do…come with me…

    -Why did I not think of this before?

  3. Martina

    I hope the rubbish from that spamming idiot is removed. Anything to distract from these appalling abuse cases.

    1. mildred st. meadowlark

      Of all the posts for memes to hijack, it would have to be this one. I hope some some of those posts are removed too.

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