Rally Highlights Child Deaths In Church-run Care
The Irish Times - Saturday, April 3, 2010, by ALISON HEALY
The deaths and disappearances of children and teenagers while in church-run residential care or psychiatric institutions will be highlighted at a rally outside the Dáil later this month.
The Templemore Forgotten Victims Group has asked all abuse survivors to attend the event at noon on April 15th.
Dr Rosaleen Rogers, chairwoman of Templemore Forgotten Victims, said “countless” children had died or disappeared while held in mental hospitals and church facilities, “and survivors want to know their fate and hold those guilty accountable”.
While the Ryan report into institutional abuse has documented a number of deaths in institutional care, there is no overall estimate of the number of deaths.
Dr Rogers said protesters would be demanding prosecution of those responsible for such deaths.