Donegal Paedophilia Case

School management fail to grasp basic facts about child protection

What’s going on with that statement from the people who run the Irish college in Gaoth Dobhair?  Do they think we’re complete idiots?

Dónal Ó Loinsigh, joint boss of Colaiste Cholmcille, says Michael Ferry the rapist did not have employers, because he was not employed.  You’d have to wonder, in the week when a storm has engulfed the country after the Cloyne report, if this character reads the papers at all.

Read my lips, Dónal.  A man doesn’t need a contract to be employed.  He doesn’t even need to be paid.  He just has to carry out work for someone, as Mickey Ferry did in your school after he was convicted for raping children.

Not only that, but the management of the school were aware that Ferry was a rapist and still allowed him to work there.

What kind of thundering gobshites are we dealing with here at all?  Do Dónal Ó Loinsigh or his business partners have the slightest understanding of what child protection means?

Who wrote their statement — Bishop Magee?

It doesn’t take Einstein to figure out that you shouldn’t allow a child-rapist anywhere near a school.

It’s very simple:

Rapist?

Out the door.

The end.

That’s not a complicated thing to understand and yet the people who run this particular Gaelscoil business either fail to grasp it or else don’t care.

They’d do well to give it deeper consideration.  Would you put your children in the care of people who don’t know that rapists have to be barred from schools?

Should I even have to explain this?

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Donegal Paedophilia Case

  1. i could be wrong about this, but i think i heard, the principlal was in the courthouse when he was convicted. its not like he could say i did not know.

  2. i could be wrong about this, but i think i heard, the principal was in the courthouse when he was convicted. its not like he could say i did not know.

  3. The victim said the management were present in court. I don’t know why he’s called a principal. As far as I know he’s just a guy who runs a summer school business.

  4. The convivialty and personalism of Irish life allowed this kind of dangerous person to circulate freely in situations involving children. I am sure many who knew the perpetrator regarded him as a grand indispensible fella, even though they knew he’d been convicted by a court. How many pedophile priests and malpractising doctors were able to ingratiate themselves into local communities and do damage to selected victims over long periods of time? I call it the Harold Shipman Syndrome – that devious cunning ability of a scary person in positions of responsibility to cultivate community trust and be unquestioned for lengthy time until it is too late.

  5. What was the manager of the summer school doing in the Court?

    Was he a particulary close friend of the rapist?

    How long had he known him?

    How well did he know him?

  6. I don’t know the answer to that, but according to the minister for justice and the Gardai, the school’s management were well aware that Mickey Ferry is a dangerous child-rapist. And yet they still permitted him to be on the premises.

  7. Benno what you say is true,but I think there is more to it.There are many in the community who will somehow manage to convince themselves that your man was really innocent even though tried and convicted.And paradoxically probably be more than willing to believe malicious gossip about someone totally innocent.Irish society can be a strange place.

  8. There’s something profoundly disturbing about what’s going on in the broader community around Gaoth Dobhair. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Derek Mulligan’s claims about a paedophile ring turned out to be true.

  9. “I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Derek Mulligan’s claims about a paedophile ring turned out to be true.”

    Indeed.

    How many “friends of Ferry” atended drinking sessions with teenage boys?

    How many other “friends of Ferry” were in the Court?

    Given the reputation of Donegal Gardi I don’t think they should be let within a mile of any investigation.

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