There is a remarkable article in the Irish Independent today entitled "Clive (13) Had Visions of Monsters but the Truth Was Even Worse - haunting memories of a child protection worker". The article is an extract from the book "Hush Little Baby" by experienced child care worker Shane Dunphy.
The URL of the article is http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/rel ... 61030.html
This seems to be the first serious allegation of Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) in Ireland. We had a very few cases of "Recovered Memory Syndrome" but none of SRA. Even in the USA where that witch-hunt started, SRA was consigned to the scrap heap in the 1990s. This followed an FBI Report which declared that there was no concrete evidence of ANY crime involving Satanic Ritual Abuse.
According to his book "Shane Dunphy has worked in social care, and specifically as a child care worker for over fifteen years. During this time he has worked extensively with children and their families. He is widely recognised as one of the leading experts in child protection in Ireland. Hush Little Baby is his third book."
In the Irish Independent the story of "Clive" is presented as a true account with only the names changed. In his book there is a very important qualification on page 238 that "while Clive is based on a specific child I worked with, the events surrounding him and his family are a composite of three cases I was involved in, in various capacities." In both article and book the Catholic Church is (literally!) demonised and held responsible for events in this lunatic scenario constructed by Shane Dunphy.
Perhaps Mr Dunphy should write to the FBI and inform them that they were wrong about Satanic Ritual Abuse!