Thursday September 24, 2020

Garda allegations: The Manning family

Padraig Reilly describes being haunted by what he saw while working as a psychiatric nurse in the health service.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

11th May, 2014
Padraig Reilly: haunted by the abuse he witnessed in psychiatric institutions. Picture: Maura Hickey

Stephen Manning returned to Ireland from Japan to set up home with his wife and three young children. He planned to set up a language school.

What started out with a vision to give his children an idyllic rural upbringing spiralled into a nightmare.

Manning claims that he and his family were subjected to a relentless campaign of systematic harassment, abuse, intimidation and death threats.

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