Phoenix Park, Dublin
The infrastructure behind Sunday’s Papal Mass is dismantled.
Yesterday: The Day After, 1979
A delegation from PDFORRA met with the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces yesterday evening to highlight concerns over the conditions endured by troops stationed in the Phoenix Park for the papal visit over the weekend
The Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representatives Association (PDFORRA) said that they were aware of images online showing needles found close to where members of the Defence Forces were sleeping and resting….
RTÉ News understands that the President, Vice President and Deputy General Secretary of PDFORRA met with the chief of Staff, Mark Mellett this evening about their concerns.
Saturday: See The World
— Hannah Popham (@HannahPopham) August 25, 2018
— Michelle Devane (@michelledevane) August 26, 2018
Irish media has been quiet about the fact that one of the people to greet the Pope off the plane was Cardinal Emeritus Séan Brady, who covered up the initial allegations of child abuse against Fr Brendan Smyth – who would go on to abuse again and again for twenty years. pic.twitter.com/b9bKtCCus9
— Elvis Buñuelo (@Mr_Considerate) August 26, 2018
Previously: Sean Brady on Broadsheet
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) August 27, 2018
— Tuam Home Survivors Network (@TuamHome) August 26, 2018
#Tuambabies Survivors and Supporters march to the site of where 796 babies remains lay. They need ‘firm and decisive’ action now. So justice is seen to be served by the Catholic Church and Irish Republic state @Pontifex @campaignforleo @RTENewsNow @broadsheet_ie @Boglawyer pic.twitter.com/gh3zfbZUkA
— Johnny Keenan (@OffalyGoodVibe) August 26, 2018
Tuam County Galway.
Scenes from a vigil and protest to remember the victims of the Tuam Mother & baby home.
Garden of Remembrance, Dublin 1
Scenes from today’s Stand4Truth solidarity rally for victims of clerical abuse today, including Colm O’Gorman (above), of Amnesty International Ireland, coinciding with Pope Francis’ Mass in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.
Protestors met Garden of Remembrance in Dublin and the event included a concert with performances from Mary Black and Roisin O (pic 4).
— Paul Condron (@CondronPhoto) August 26, 2018
VIDEO: Crowds are beginning to arrive in the Phoenix Park in Dublin for the Papal Mass#PopeFrancis #PapalVisit #PopeInIreland #PapaInEirinn #WMOF2018 #3News #Pope #Dublin #Ireland #PapalMass pic.twitter.com/zUDyKm2uLf
— Fergal O’Brien (@FergalOBrienTV3) August 26, 2018
Phoenix Park, Dublin
Mass goers arrive for the service to mark the World Meeting of Families officiated by Pope Francis.
More as we get it.
Earlier: Shriney Happy People
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) August 26, 2018
Ronan Emmet writes:
From a former sergeant in the Irish Army. This country is an absolute disgrace.
Pope Francis met survivors of clerical child abuse at a private meeting in Dublin .
Paul Redmond and Clodagh Malone, of the Coalition of Mother and Baby Homes Survivors [CMABS}, were among six survivors present at the 90-minute meeting.
“The meeting was cordial and polite…
Clodagh Malone who was born in Saint Patrick’s Mother and Baby home in Dublin and adopted at 10 weeks old, asked the Pope to clearly and publicly state that the natural mothers who lost their babies to adoption had done nothing wrong and call for reconciliation and reunion for these families broken by the Catholic Church both in Ireland and around the world in countries such as Spain where approximately 300,000 single mothers lost their children to adoption.
The Pope agreed to include the message in his mass tomorrow.
Paul Redmond who was born in Castlepollard Mother and Baby Home and adopted at 17 days, asked the Pope to publicly call upon the orders of nuns who ran the Mother and Baby homes to immediately accept their responsibilities for the horror that went on for generations in the Homes. And issue an unqualified and sincere apology and, pay the full costs of Inquiries and Redress in Ireland as a matter of urgency.
The Pope did apologise to all of us for what happened in the Homes.
Pope Francis condemned corruption and cover up within the church as “caca”. Literally filth as one sees in a toilet his translator clarified.
Pope Francis was presented with a copy of Paul’s book, The Adoption Machine, which contains details of the thousands of deaths and horrors of the Homes.
Paul said: “We feel hopefull there will be more movement from the church on the issue of Mother and Baby homes. The Pope was genuinely shocked to hear about the 6000 babies who died and the 3000 Banished Babies and the vacinne trials and lifted his hands to his head in shock.”
Clodagh said: “[It was a] Very powerful meeting. He listened with a genuine interest. And he asked many questions about Mother and Baby homes. “
Aras Un Uachtarain, Phoenix Park, Dublin 1
Pope Francis with President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins, where the Pontiff planted a an Irish Oak tree…
Pope Francis is greeted by Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney with his wife and daughters.
More as we get it.
— Luke Martin (@LukeMartin_DL) August 25, 2018
Earlier: Let’s Roll