February 01, 2006

Woman sues over unlawful custody

RTE News

01 February 2006 20:26
A woman who was in institutional care from the age of two until she was 21 is suing the State, the Order of Mercy and Archbishop Neary of Tuam.

Dolores Faulkner, who was convicted of begging at the age of two in Dublin city and ordered to be detained at an industrial school until the age of 16, was in fact unlawfully detained there until she was 21, the High Court was told.

Edward Walshe SC said she was then sent to a nursing school in England by the Mercy nuns and remained under their dominion and had her life to all intents and purposes destroyed by abuse.

Posted by kshaw at February 1, 2006 05:05 PM