To: Department of Health

Block Sisters of Charity as 'sole owners' of National Maternity Hospital

Block Sisters of Charity as 'sole owners' of National Maternity Hospital

Sign and share this petition to prevent the Sisters of Charity becoming 'sole owners' of the hospital. Show the state we will not allow the abuse of our babies, children, and women to be swept under the rug. Demand a formal apology from Sisters of Charity and demand they pay their share of the redress scheme.

Why is this important?

The Sisters of Charity is one of 18 residential institutions that is highlighted by the Ryan report 2009 to have been responsible for child abuse. They still owe €3 million to the redress scheme for its survivors. The Sisters of Charity, along with three other religious congregations, were responsible for the management of Magdalene Laundries. In 2013 they stated they would not be making ANY contributions to the State redress scheme to the women who had been subject abuse in the Magdalene Laundries. The Department of Health now want to give 'sole' ownership of the new €300 million State-funded National Maternity Hospital.

Deny them 'sole' ownership. Demand they formally apologise and pay redress.


Reasons for signing

  • I'm signing to show my support for all the women, children and families who have suffered at the hands of this institution. They need to face justice for their actions and for the pain they have caused.
  • I'm signing this because these people did enough damage to this country already. They shouldn't be allowed near any Hospital, School or Child Service...!
  • The Irish state should be taking properties from the Catholic Church not handing them over to the care of those who have previously shown their ineptitude and have abused their position of power


2017-04-20 08:24:43 +0100

50,000 signatures reached

2017-04-19 11:19:17 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2017-04-18 23:05:39 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2017-04-18 21:22:00 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2017-04-18 18:58:29 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-04-18 18:16:02 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-04-18 17:29:26 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-04-18 17:22:03 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-04-18 17:19:13 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-04-18 17:16:25 +0100

10 signatures reached