‘WE NEED MORE ANSWERS ON FERRY CASE’ – VICTIM

first_imgDonal O LoinsighTHE victims of paedophile school caretaker Micheal Ferry say they’ve been left with too many unanswered questions following the publication of a HSE investigation into the scandal.Yesterday morning we revealed how social workers failed to properly investigate Ferry after his conviction in 2002 for the abuse of a boy at Ardscoil Mhuire in Gaoth Dobhair. As a result, and as a result of many failure elsewhere, Ferry went on to abuse more boys on the premises until he was arrested there EIGHT YEARS LATER. Victims say they are deeply unhappy and disturbed that no-one at Colaiste  Cholmcille has been held accountable whatsoever for their actions  – and inactions – during the scandal.The DPP says they did nothing wrong and will not face any criminal prosecution whatsoever. The directors have consistently denied any wrongdoing, insist Ferry was not ’employed’ there.One of those directors – Donal O Loinsigh – was in court in October 2002 when Ferry pleaded guilty to sickening attacks on a young boy. Mr O Loinsigh heard a judge put Ferry on the sex offenders register for SEVEN years.Mr O Loinsigh would have been familiar with child protection issues having worked as a teacher for many years in Terenure, Dublin.Yet Colaiste Cholmcille continued to pay Michael Ferry as caretaker of their Ardscoil Mhuire premises.“How can the directors say he wasn’t working there when Mickey Ferry was arrested on the grounds of the college in 2010,” asked Derek Mulligan, the young Gaoth Dobhair man who has bravely spoken out on the affair since Ferry was jailed in 2011 for 14 years for abusing him and three other boys.“It was known locally he was working there. The HSE now says they shouldn’t have taken the word of the directors and acted appropriately.“Why weren’t the victims interviewed by gardai in relation to their DPP investigation? I wasn’t and I know others weren’t either? I’d like to get some clarification on that..“On reading the findings of the HSE report I find it incredible that the DPP found no grounds to prosecute the directors. Why aren’t we getting the promised Garda report that alan shatter promised us in 2012?“We are now taking legal advice on how we deal with the DPP decision. We will have to take Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights now because it looks like there is no justice in this country.”Michael Ferry was seen with young college students in Dunlewey in April 2006. The person who saw him is the sister of the first victim (in the 2002 case). She made a formal complaint to Gardai. The HSE has no record of this complaint. Gardai did call a college director to once again warn that Ferry was a paedophile.At this time Michael Ferry was continuing to abuse children in both Dunlewey and in Gaoth Dobhair.“We want answers,” said Derek Mulligan.“We are going to get them.”‘WE NEED MORE ANSWERS ON FERRY CASE’ – VICTIM was last modified: April 4th, 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:abuse inquiryderek mulliganDonal O LoinsighHSEMichael Ferrypaedophilevictimlast_img read more

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