We are beta testing our new website and would love your feedback. Click here to visit it.

Press Releases

Show me items from:


Other pages in News:

Press Releases

Diocesan News

Committee News

Bishops' Advisory Commission on Doctrine

Bishops' Appeal Committee

Bishops' Selection Conference

Board of Education (N.I.)

Board of Education (R.O.I.)

Broadcasting Committee

Central Communications Board

Church in Society Committee

Commission on Ministry

Council for Mission

Disability Working Group

Hard Gospel Committee

Literature Committee

Liturgical Advisory Committee

Marriage Council

Parish Development Working Group

Priorities Fund

Standing Committee

Synodical Reform Committee

Irish Times Notes

RCB Library Notes

Upcoming Events

RSS news feed

View latest news as RSS

Printable version

Statement Of The Archbishop Of Dublin On Bethany Home

Press Releases

Added on 21/02/2013

The Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, has welcomed the news that the Government has indicated that it is going to consider the case of the former residents of the Bethany Home in Dublin. A letter has been sent to the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter TD asking him to establish an inquiry into the home.

The Archbishop met members of the Bethany Survivors Group on Monday evening. During the meeting the group detailed their efforts over the 18 months since they last spoke to the Archbishop and spoke of their frustration with the State’s failure to recognise their plight to date. They also outlined their plans to establish a memorial in Mount Jerome cemetery to commemorate the children buried there.

The Archbishop undertook to write to the government on the issue once again and to seek a meeting with the Taoiseach to discuss Bethany. He also told the former residents of measures he had undertaken to provide for their pastoral care.

Archbishop Jackson said: “I warmly welcome the Taoiseach’s statement in the Dáil and the undertaking to look again at the issue of the Bethany Home. Having spoken again in recent days with the former residents I am conscious of their feeling of injustice that the State has not examined the home in a similar way to other institutions.”

United Diocese of Dublin & Glendalough

For further information please contact:

Lynn Glanville
Diocesan Communications Officer
Dublin & Glendalough

Mobile: 087 2356472
Email: Dublin & Glendalough DCO
Website: www.dublin.anglican.org