A request by the family for information from the Department of Justice has come back after two months with information only relevant to the years 2010 -2014.We had naturally requested information going back to the time of Niall’s murder in 1985. No explanation has been given for excluding the previous 25 years.
We are now in the position where we have to lodge an appeal to obtain information which is our legal right to have under the Freedom of Information Act.
We have made similar requests to other relevant Government Departments and they have all responded with information dating back to 1985 and even earlier.Why is the Department of Justice holding back ?
http://EncourageChange.Blogspot.ComMARY IMMACULATE SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN.I WISH TO STATE THAT IN MY OPINION SR.TERESEA FARRELLY WAS AND IS A SAINT,SHE WAS IN CHARGE OF THIS SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN.BUT JUST BECAUSE NOBODY WAS PROSECUTED FOR ABUSEING CHILDREN DOESENT MEAN IT DIDENT HAPPEN.MY CHILD WAS ABUSED PUNISHED AND"HUMILIATED"IN THIS SCHOOL.AND AFTER WATCHING THE DOCUMENTRY"ABUSE OF TRUST"AND HOW REGLIOUS COULD IT"APPEARS"DICTATE TO GARDA COMMISSIONERS AS TO HOW TO GO ABOUT INVESTIGATING COMPLAINTS OF ABUSE,IS IT NOT NOW TIME FOR THE GARDI TO HAND OVER "ALL"THEIR FILES ON COMPLAINTS OF ABUSE OVER MANY YEARS?AS MARY RAFFERTY SAID THE SETUP OF "POWER STRUCTURES"WAS SOMETHING ELSE.ARE THE SAME POWER STRUCTURES STILL IN PLACE?I THINK IT IS NOW TIME FOR THE DPP'S POWER TO BE QUESTIONED IN RELATION TO ABUSE CASES"THE REASONS PROJECT?"AS EVERYONE KNOWS NOW IT WAS POWER THAT ALLOWED ALL THIS NOW EXPOSED ABUSE CARRY ON FOR SO LONG BECAUSE CERTAIN PEOPLE COULDNT BE QUESTIONED ABOUT THEIR ACTIONS.WILL THE RYAN REPORT REALLY MAKE THAT MUCH DIFFERENCE?NOT IF THE CONSTITUTION IS NOT CHANGED TO ENSHRINE THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN IT.