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    Alledgedly there was a big cover up in the 1970's where prominent members of the entertainment industry, couple of politicians and business persons were in a Paedo ring which was broken up by Garda but because of the connections of the people concerned it was hushed up with a few people going to jail for minor offences.

    Person mentioning it was comparing UK & Ireland and way the UK seems to focus more on the personal issues and this was mentioned in passing rather been the main topic.

    Wonder any truth in the suggestion.

    Any no names will ever get mentioned as don't wish Dave to get to the Four Goldmines.

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    Cant say I am 100% about this but was their not something about that mad killer McArthur and the AG year's ago where info was supposedly known by McArthur about some thing like this.
    A ship at harbour is safe but that is not what ships were built for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    Alledgedly there was a big cover up in the 1970's where prominent members of the entertainment industry, couple of politicians and business persons were in a Paedo ring which was broken up by Garda but because of the connections of the people concerned it was hushed up with a few people going to jail for minor offences.

    Person mentioning it was comparing UK & Ireland and way the UK seems to focus more on the personal issues and this was mentioned in passing rather been the main topic.

    Wonder any truth in the suggestion.

    Any no names will ever get mentioned as don't wish Dave to get to the Four Goldmines.
    Your opening words don't inspire much confidence about the longevity of this thread

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    In the course of the recent investigation by Jersey police into the former childrens' home at Haut de La Garenne, a number of people made allegations to police that a well known (long deceased) Irish borne actor was among those who were in the habit of visiting the island for the purposes of abusing kids. This allegedly took place in the 1960s and 1970s. Ironically (or appropriately) this actor was known for playing 'dirty old man' type characters.

    Also claims that a very well known veteran British tv and radio personality (still alive) was involved in similar activity. The latter is in the course of suing a tabloid newspaper for hinting that he is a child abuser.

    Regarding allegations or rumours of a similar type of cover up or conspiracy in Ireland, I don't know, but given the nature of Irish society at the time and several things that happened back then that we now know were indeed covered up (granted, not on the same scale of evil) - e.g., Ansbacher - unfortunately, I do not find such allegations hard to believe.
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    The only one I remember making into the papers was the Kincora Boys Home one

    Did a Google and got this:

    Michael stone, MI5 and Kincora - Irish Nationalism

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    Quote Originally Posted by conservative green View Post
    In the course of the recent investigation by Jersey police into the former childrens' home at Haut de La Garenne, a number of people made allegations to police that a well known (long deceased) Irish borne actor was among those who were in the habit of visiting the island for the purposes of abusing kids. This allegedly took place in the 1960s and 1970s. Ironically (or appropriately) this actor was known for playing 'dirty old man' type characters.

    Also claims that a very well known veteran British tv and radio personality (still alive) was involved in similar activity. The latter is in the course of suing a tabloid newspaper for hinting that he is a child abuser.

    Regarding allegations or rumours of a similar type of cover up or conspiracy in Ireland, I don't know, but given the nature of Irish society at the time and several things that happened back then that we now know were indeed covered up (granted, not on the same scale of evil) - e.g., Ansbacher - unfortunately, I do not find such allegations hard to believe.

    I believe that some very nasty stuff indeed went on at parties in the homes of the rich and powerful in this country and that homeless drug addicted children were not just abused but killed .

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    Quote Originally Posted by draiocht23 View Post
    Your opening words don't inspire much confidence about the longevity of this thread
    Maybe not but that doesn't detract from what is being asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa View Post
    The only one I remember making into the papers was the Kincora Boys Home one

    Did a Google and got this:

    Michael stone, MI5 and Kincora - Irish Nationalism
    I remember the Kincora boys home one as was Irish Independent which I believe broke the story, it was where I first saw it.

    A friend from Belfast told me about how her parents warned her never to go near and always crossed the street rather than walk on same side of street as it was an evil place and this was well before the story broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merle haggard View Post
    I believe that some very nasty stuff indeed went on at parties in the homes of the rich and powerful in this country and that homeless drug addicted children were not just abused but killed .
    This was well before many drug addicted kids were around but given number of kids who disappeared without trace it is a valid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    Alledgedly there was a big cover up in the 1970's where prominent members of the entertainment industry, couple of politicians and business persons were in a Paedo ring which was broken up by Garda but because of the connections of the people concerned it was hushed up with a few people going to jail for minor offences.

    Person mentioning it was comparing UK & Ireland and way the UK seems to focus more on the personal issues and this was mentioned in passing rather been the main topic.

    Wonder any truth in the suggestion.

    Any no names will ever get mentioned as don't wish Dave to get to the Four Goldmines.

    Did you ever go to a cold castle in the midlands? Some children from Kincora were rumoured to have been taken on a field trip their to broaden their horizons.
    "You Popish rogue" 'ní leomhaid a labhairt sinn
    acht "Cromwellian dog" is focal faire againn
    nó "cia súd thall" go eann gan eagla
    "Mise Tadhg" géadh teinn an t-agallamh

    Bodaigh an Cháise táid go hatuireach
    ag filleadh ar a gcéird gach spéice smeartha aca
    gan ghunna, gan chloidheamh gan pinnse chleachtadar
    d'imthigh a mbrígh is tá an cridhe dá ghreada aca.

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