Catholic church doctored books of mother and baby homes to claim cash from Irish State

Young mums and adoptive parents of children also duped into handing over cash to nuns in 40s, 50s and 60s. Patricia Devlin NUNS were doctoring the books of two notorious mother and baby institutions to fraudulently claim government cash for single mothers no longer there. Adoptive parents and young mums were also duped into handing over money on a monthly … Continue reading Catholic church doctored books of mother and baby homes to claim cash from Irish State

Irish nuns sold ‘dead’ babies to America

By Patricia Devlin A SHELVED report which revealed concerns nuns falsified the deaths of babies before selling them to parents in the USA was seen by two Ministers, a former HSE chief has claimed. Former Children and Family Services assistant director Phil Garland says the explosive 2012 report was passed to then Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald and Health … Continue reading Irish nuns sold ‘dead’ babies to America

He made millions from heists, armed robberies and drugs, but today this criminal godfather has just €3.50 in his pocket

  By Patricia Devlin CHRISTY 'Bronco' Dunne was once the King of Ireland's criminal underworld who made millions from heists, armed robberies and trafficking drugs Today he lives in a Co Dublin council flat with just €3.50 in his pocket. The man who pulled off Ireland's first Tiger Kidnapping certainly is living proof that crime doesn't … Continue reading He made millions from heists, armed robberies and drugs, but today this criminal godfather has just €3.50 in his pocket

‘Brainwashed into believing our mother abandoned us for 18 years’

LAST month I got speaking to two very brave brothers who decided to share their desperately sad story of how their father brainwashed them against their own mother. JP and Brendan Byrne, both from Dublin, are the only authors in Ireland (that I am aware of) who have tackled parental alienation in this way. Their story … Continue reading ‘Brainwashed into believing our mother abandoned us for 18 years’

The unsolved murder of Jim Goonan

You'll notice that unsolved murders will become a theme on this blog, and it won't be from choice.  Sadly there is a shocking number of cases in Ireland where families of murdered loved ones are still awaiting justice. We aren't talking Troubles' related cases here, paramilitary or even gangland executions, these are investigatioms where there … Continue reading The unsolved murder of Jim Goonan