‘Help Lift The Blanket Of Secrecy’

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Petition on Uplift

A petition has been launched calling on the Government to reverse its plans to put an estimated two million documents relating to the work of three commissions out of the reach of the public for 75 years.

The documents are related to the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, the Residential Institutions Redress Board and the Residential Institutions Redress Review Committee.

Details of the plans to seal the documents emerged when Minister for Education Joe McHugh published the Retention of Records Bill in February.

The petition has been launched by Laura Collins, who is a daughter of an industrial school survivor.

Laura writes:

“This legislation cannot be passed. It goes against the FOI (Freedom of Information) Act.

“…If they lock these records away for 75 years, no one could investigate the cover-up which they created around the institutions and how they went on to further abuse survivors’ rights.

“They had gagged survivors during the Ryan Report so they cannot speak out. But we can, as their children. Please sign this petition and take a stand and help lift the blanket of secrecy. Thank you all.”

The petition can be signed here

6 thoughts on “‘Help Lift The Blanket Of Secrecy’

  1. realPolithicks

    “If they lock these records away for 75 years, no one could investigate the cover-up which they created around the institutions and how they went on to further abuse survivors’ rights.”

    There’s your answer right there, everything in Ireland is always shrouded in secrecy and the default position always seems to be hide things away from any scrutiny, it appears to be something that is embedded in the Irish psyche.

  2. Bebe

    Unbelievable stuff heard Catriona Crowe speak on this and Conall O Fatharta who is one of the best journalists to expose government policy with regard to Magdalene women and their children. Important to sign as it affects all of us – where secrecy reigns none of us are safe. Keep exposing Bodger – Broadsheet best site for reading what elites wish to keep hidden !

  3. Truth in the News

    Who is responsible for framing the legislation and the attempt to suppress public access to the
    evidence of the inquiry and its findings, there are well concealed hidden forces fighting a rear
    guard action to hide the actions of a good many religious congregations, its well past time that
    they were dissolved by their masters in Rome

  4. henry

    Well it just shows the state has refused to bring justice
    Its worse than the monsters who committed the Irish holocaust but the difference is the victims will never receive justice or recognition that they were human beings
    If this happens our nation can never hold its head up high
    We will forever be haunted by this
    At times I feel shamed to be irish

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