Welcome to our third newsletter updating you on the work of the National Board.
Briefing on the National Board for Safeguarding Children.
The work of the National Board has continued to be busy. We welcome the frequent requests for advice which we have received from all parts of the Church which have increased since last [...]
Bishops welcome Summary of the Findings of the Apostolic Visitation in Ireland
On 19 March 2010, following a meeting in the Vatican with the bishops of Ireland, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI issued a Pastoral Letter to the Catholics in Ireland. The Pastoral Letter expressed his deep sorrow and regret regarding abuse perpetrated by priests [...]
Click on the link below for a copy of the Apostolic Visitation report just published today.
Apostolic Visitation Report
Please find below a link to the report of the audit carried out by the National Board for Safeguarding Children on the Tuam Archdiocese
Pdf version of the Report
Statement of Archbishop Michael Neary to accompany the Launch of the Audit of the National Board on Child Safeguarding
Wednesday November 30th, 2011
The National Board for Safeguarding Children [...]
Summary of the Response to Mr Eamon Gilmore,
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland,
concerning the Cloyne Report
On 14 July 2011, following the publication of the Report of the Commission of Investigation into the Diocese of Cloyne (Cloyne Report), Mr Eamon Gilmore, Deputy Prime Minister (Tánaiste) and Minister for Foreign Affairs [...]
The statement below issued by Archbishop Neary was read out at Masses on the Weekend of July 16/17 in the aftermath of the Cloyne report.
In light of the recent report on the Diocese of Cloyne, and as leader of a diocese which has experienced its own sad historic failures regarding the safeguarding of children, I [...]
Towards Healing and Renewal
Posted on March 19, 2011
To mark the first anniversary of Pastoral Letter of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI to the Catholics of Ireland, published in March 2010, the bishops of Ireland have launched a pastoral response entitled Towards Healing and Renewal. This represents part of a wider response and longer journey [...]
To the faithful, religious and clergy of the Archdiocese of Tuam
In order to carry out the Visitation, which the Holy Father has proposed in his Letter to the Church in Ireland, a part of which he has entrusted to me, I was present in the Archdiocese of Tuam for the first part of the Apostolic [...]
For almost 10 years now the Archdiocese of Tuam has been putting in place measures to ensure the safety of all children who are involved in the life of the church. The Archdiocese has just published a leaflet which summarizes much of the work done in the area of Safeguarding Children and this leaflet will [...]
“Towards Healing” – The Launch of New Counselling and Support Service for Survivors of Clerical and Religious abuse
“Towards Healing”, the new Counselling and Support Service for Survivors of Clerical and Religious abuse has commenced providing services
The new service replaces the Faoiseamh Counselling Service, which has been in operation since 1997, and which has provided face-to-face [...]