Remembering abuse survivors


Sir, – I agree with TD Maureen O’Sullivan’s remarks concerning the memorial for survivors of institutional abuse (Home News, September 26th), particularly when she states it is demeaning to survivors to have a memorial setting alongside a memorial erected to the men of 1916. Both should be completely separate: I have reiterated this on a number of occasions.

Sadly, to the best of my knowledge no survivors except those on the committee were made aware of the decision until the launch in May 2012. For those of us who have fought so hard on behalf of fellow survivors for decades, it is sad that our proposal to have a memorial adjacent to the GPO was undermined and, even worse, ignored. – Yours, etc,



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