Towards Peace

Spiritual support for survivors of abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland

Reflections and Testimonials

These are reflections and testimonials shared by those who have availed of Towards Peace:  When we are abused by priests our whole core is damaged. We lose trust and confidence in ourselves, God and others. After all these were God’s people with the role of...

Staff Bios

Una Allen, Coordinator Una has an interdisciplinary background including a BA in Social Science, Diploma in Spiritual Direction (2010) and a Masters in Pastoral Theology (2014).  She worked for thirty years with the Probation Service in both Dublin and Galway.  While...

Committee Bios

      Andrew Fagan ( Chair) is the Director of Child Safeguarding and Protection for the Archdiocese of Dublin.  Andrew qualified as a social worker in Queens University Belfast and undertook post-graduate studies in child protection in Trinity College...

Historical Context

Revelations of the abuse of children by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland have been shaking Ireland and the Irish Catholic Church, to the core, since the 1990s. Four major reports with a national audience have been published:2005: The Ferns Report, revealing...