AFTER 40 YEARS, DONEGAL WOMAN TO FLY FROM AUSTRALIA TO TELL OF ABUSE AT HANDS OF NUNS

first_imgA CO Donegal woman who was moved by nuns from Inishowen to Derry where she later suffered abuse is to fly back to Ireland to give evidence at a tribunal investigating abuse in the North.An inquiry in Co Down has heard how young children from the Republic were sometimes transferred to homes run by nuns in Derry, and children sent the other way to Fahan.In the Donegal case, the woman later moved to Australia under a migrant scheme. The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry is hearing about two homes run by the Nazareth sisters at Termonbacca and at Bishop Street in Derry.Christine Smith, a senior counsel for the inquiry, in one case a child born Donegal was transferred to a home in Derry and later moved to Australia under the migrant scheme. The woman is given anonymity by the tribunal.Ms Smith said allegations will be heard, dealing with accounts of physical and sexual abuse, of inadequate food, force feeding and of children who were separated from their siblings and not told of their existence.In some cases children who were sick were made to eat their own vomit. Ms Quinn also said delays by the Nazareth Order in submitting evidence to the inquiry had caused difficulties, with some material only handed over in recent days.Public hearings at the inquiry, which is based in Banbridge, Co Down, began two weeks ago.The inquiry is examining allegations of child abuse in 13 children’s homes and other residential institutions in the North from 1922 to 1995.During the period covered by the inquiry, the two Derry homes catered for more than 2,000 children.Chaired by retired High Court judge Sir Anthony Hart, the inquiry is due to provide a report on its findings to the Northern Ireland Executive in early 2016 AFTER 40 YEARS, DONEGAL WOMAN TO FLY FROM AUSTRALIA TO TELL OF ABUSE AT HANDS OF NUNS was last modified: January 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:abusedonegalinquiryNazareth Housenunssex abuselast_img

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