Caranua: ‘The abuse has never stopped’

Some victims of institutional abuse allege they are being overlooked by the state body and cut off from funds, further perpetuating the abuse they suffered

26th March, 2017
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Mary Higgins, chief executive of Caranua: ‘Some people are very cross with us because we can’t do certain things’Feargal Ward

Michael White is sitting on a patterned couch in the Metropole Hotel on MacCurtain Street in Cork. The 61-year-old is wearing a fleece vest, and grey wisps of hair sit atop his head.

White passed in and out of institutions for most of his early life. Born in the St Patrick’s Mother and Baby home in Dublin in 1955, he was then entrusted to the care of Philomena’s Orphanage in Stillorgan before being sent to...

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