“Connect” an experimental sister of “The Pieces of Me”

Well it’s September 1st 2010 and I am happy to report that “Connect” an experimental film I have been working on in parallel with “The Pieces of Me” is now completed! (Well as ‘completed’I guess as anything experimental could ever be) Here’s the blurb:How do You find connection? “Connect” uses a documented quest to form […]

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“The Pieces of Me” is doing well

Good news on The Pieces of Me front! Channel M are going to screen it in the Uk. Channel Manchester that is, a Community Channel in the greater Manchester area.It also goes out on Sky for those who have a Sky Box. I have requested a 2011 engagement, time to edit a T. V. cut […]

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Positive Moves

Things are becoming clearer, even if I don’t like all I discover, that’s still positive: I had a fairly positive conversation with a social worker. She confirmed for me that my Birth was never registered, i.e. the Law of the land was flouted because it suited the culture of secrecy that prevailed.My Birth Mother had no […]

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Count me Out…. of the Church, a Church that’s far from Holy.

It’s kind of hard to not engage with the horrendous truths the media are telling us at the minute.I clearly hold the Catholic Church accountable for their arrogant and underhand dealings with my Adoption.I still can’t account for the falsified documentation, missing Documentation, missing birth Cert   and the  blatant inconsistencies between one of my […]

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No Time for Connection!

Hey All, It’s been a long time. We are working on updating the ending of the Doc., since in real life the story seems to shift and change like a chameleon! So it will have a new twist in the next few  weeks so thats exciting! Then, rest rest rest!!!! Screenings also, Of Course!!

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Lies Lies and Some more Lies

It’s just getting to the point where any official contact I have with the official channels just plays with my head for some amount of time after the fact. A simple example from Thursday last: A kind friend secures my long awaited Baptism Cert for me in Dublin. It was anticipated by me because in […]

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There is a chink of light, lets keep the hope alive

Finally this week, I heard some of the Magdalene women on the Joe Duffy  RTE radio show. It’s no harm to hear these survivors any time, any where, it’s a privilege. I think the first instinct to turn the radio off, to not watch the Magdalene Sisters Film or to not attend a screening of […]

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How about a campaign?

I’ve been thinking, surely people other than me may want their files? Surely the closed culture of secrecy that underpins adoption in Ireland at least, must be challenged. I want full access to my file, considering, as a friend and a researcher on this documentary pointed out to me: these files about ME  are confidential […]

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Lets make some noise. Lets get the Magdalen Women the justice they deserve.

Here’s a link to an Irish Times Article, where Batt O Keeffe T.D. referred to the victims of the Magdalene laundry Institutions as “employees” Here’s the link http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/0919/1224254861930.html This  remark cannot go unnoticed. Let’s all phone Joe Duffy in the morning. 01 208 3264 email joe@rte.ie

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I don’t have a Birth Cert!

Well yeah, after a thousand phonecalls and loads of help from kind friends and the Know My Own Adoption Support group in Cork, that’s what I have discovered: My Birth was never registered. No-one thought it was important…

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