Wednesday October 21, 2020

Abuse survivors divided on memorial

Groups representing survivors of institutional child abuse are divided over whether the state should go ahead with a €500,000 memorial to honour victims.

15th September, 2012
Christine Buckley, former Goldenbridge resident, with Andre Negri (left) and James Hennessy, the winners of a competition to construct a memorial to victims of institutional abuse. Photo: Photocall

Groups representing survivors of institutional child abuse are divided over whether the state should go ahead with a €500,000 memorial to honour victims.

Dublin city councillors last week backed a motion by independent councillor Mannix Flynn to halt the erection of the monument in the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square in Dublin.

Speaking during a special council debate last week, Flynn claimed that he had the backing of some well-known abuse groups in calling...

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