Wednesday, 9 October 2013

FATHER AIDAN TROY AND THE ADAMS FAMILY

FATHER AIDAN TROY AND THE ADAMS FAMILY

FATHER AIDAN TROY
I HAVE SEEN LITTLE OR NOTHING IN THE MEDIA ABOUT THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE PASSIONIST PRIEST, FATHER AIDAN TROY, IN THE ADAMS FAMILY SEXUAL ABUSE CASE.

LAST WEEK LIAM ADAMS - GERRY ADAMS BROTHER - WAS SENT TO PRISON AND IS AWAITING SENTENCE FOR THE RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE OF HIS DAUGHTER.

THE LEGAL AUTHORITIES IN BELFAST ARE CONSIDERING THE PROSECUTION OF GERRY ADAMS FOR NOT REPORTING HIS BROTHER TO THE POLICE.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE FORMER PARISH PRIEST OF ARDOYNE IN THE WHOLE SAGA?

AT ONE POINT FATHER AIDAN TROY IS REPORTED TO HAVE VISITED THE VICTIM AND PUT PRESSURE ON HER NOT TO PROCEED WITH THE PROSECUTION. ALLEGEDLY HE TOLD HER THAT IF SHE DID CONTINUE WITH THE PROSECUTION IT WOULD DAMAGE SINN FEIN AND THAT IF THAT HAPPENED THE WHOLE "PEACE PROCESS" WOULD COME TUMBLING DOWN!

HE MORE OR LESS INDICATED TO HER THAT SHE WOULD BE SINGLE-HANDEDLY RESPONSIBLE FOR DESTROYING THE PEACE PROCESS IN NORTHERN IRELAND.

IF THIS IS TRUE - WHAT A MASSIVE BURDEN TO TRY AND PLACE ON THE SHOULDERS OF A YOUNG WOMAN WHO WAS ALREADY MASSIVELY VICTIMIZED AND TRAUMATISED.

I HAPPENED TO BE IN THE BELFAST CROWN COURT DURING THE ADAMS TRIAL AND IT WAS SAD TO SEE THE ADAMS FAMILY DIVIDED INTO TWO CAMPS.

I WAS ALSO TOLD THAT FATHER TROY HAD BEEN ASKED TO COME AND GIVE EVIDENCE AND THAT HE HAD REFUSED.

HE IS NOW THE PARISH PRIEST OF A PRETTY LITTLE CHURCH IN PARIS.

DOES SOMEONE NOT NEED TO INVESTIGATE FATHER TROY'S BEHAVIOUR AND THE ROLE HE PLAYED IN THIS VERY SAD DRAMA?

Bishop Pat Buckley
9.10.2013

11 comments:

  1. As I understand it, it’s not quite what you say. Yes, the PSNI are responsible for investigating all reported or suspected crime. They gather evidence but only send a report to the DPP if they think there is sufficient evidence to proceed with a case. When they do send a report, then the DPP weighs the likelihood of getting a conviction. If they think the evidence isn’t strong enough they don’t proceed.
    There is obviously room at that stage for political interference but we’ll not know if there is.

    Yes the DUP should be very aware that this could come back to bite them in their plantation arses.

    Joe

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  2. What defence? This is surely a political rather than a judicial matter?

    Why was a religious man involved in the political? Do religious men prosecute for religious reasons or political reasons - is the establishment, religious or political in need of a spring clean - me thinks so!!!!

    Mick

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  3. Change of analogy?

    Righy-ho:

    I shall make this plain:

    I made this suggestion to divert the RUC whataboutery aspect of the discussion so that Gerry is laying there on the table for all to see

    I don’t know where you got the idea that I was trying to deflect responsibility from Gerry so will happily write it off as an inability to understand your point due to my limited IQ.

    I can only assume that you’re not so stupid as to think I was sticking up for himself.

    I will just not be party to “a session of throwing rotten fruit at the man in the stocks” so do not misunderstand my lack of blood-lust as sign of love for himself.

    Clear?

    TROY - What are you at you MUPPET!!! He had KNOWLEDGE clearly!!!!! But then so did the RUC and their ORANGE ORDER mates that they discussed things with in the evil order and the MASONS!!

    Prosecute all the KNOWLEDGE people!!

    Cynic

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  4. I think that it is relatively a recent change that curbed the Palin’s discretion around passing a file to the prosecution. Afaik there is some discretion with low level criminality but certainly with regard to the possible offences Gerry Adams is suspected to have committed a file would have to be passed. To be honest I’m not sure if the PSNI pass on a file because they suspect mr x of committing y or if they just pass on the file and let the ops decide what “y” is. But I am pretty sure that their recommendations to or to not prosecute are relatively meaningless. There is a straight enough test for prosecution and although the PSNI’s opinion might have some weight when considering if, for example, witnesses are credible, there is no formal weight to be attached to it.

    It seems to me that a prosecution for not reporting an offence would not have a reasonable prospect of success. I would think that the reviewing of the court record of the evidence would be with a view to considering a charge of perjury.

    There’s one other thing I would say to posters here. Just because it was claimed that Gerry Adams knew about the abuse earlier than is claimed and on the other hand Liam Adams was convicted of sexual offences doesn’t mean that the claims against Gerry Adams have been substantiated. He was not on trial and indeed played no part in the proceedings.

    Lioneil

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  5. Would you like to prosecute a loyal and valuable covert asset with many years service to the forces of law and order in fields of mayhem and dissidence?

    Troy should stick to religion!!

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  6. Gerry Adams could be forgiven for not believing such a story if he’d heard it second hand, given the level of subterfuge and dis-information generated by security spooks.

    He could be forgiven for not going to the RUC, given that they were at war with his organisation and had thrown out the rule book and murdered and tortured, not just his collegues, but their families and neighbours and their children.

    But there was still the option to go to the Garda and have his brother tried in the Republic, where he had been living. – If the Garda could not be trusted not to see it as a political opportunity, then the ‘war’ was still on-going in 2000, so why did his brother not face Republican justice, as so many others were subjected to?

    There is no difference between his protective silence and that of the Bishops and Cardinals, that SF have rightly pilloried.

    For whatever reasons, family, party or personal, – he made the wrong decision on a huge call and Gerry Adams will not walk away from this politically and maybe not judicially either.

    We all need to get our act together, CHURCH & Politics!

    Paul B

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  7. To borrow a phrase from the past “Time to Go” I think. Suzanne Breen does a measured evisceration of poor “we are all victims of this” Gerry

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  8. Pat I can imagen what you allege above happening. Where was Fr Troy's head allegidly comming from. In his own way is Fr Troy allegedly unmasking the motivation for cover up. "If this man falls, the Institution will perish" It would explain why so many abusers or alleged abusers were spirited away without trace. Can the public not be trusted to handle information with fairness? Public conscience is a complicated area. However coverup is not the answer. Nor is supposidly laying the fate of the nation on some poor young girls shoulder. Sean

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  9. Anonymous 9th Oct 21:13... learn to spell FFS

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  10. FFS Are you remaining on the surfface of teh problme Ya (alleged) gobshite!

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  11. What's the matter, Mr Buckley? Have you run out of poison? You evil, drunken and perverted scumbag!!

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