The God Squad.

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Paddy Doyle was born in Wexford but now lives in Dublin. Paddy is well known for being outspoken on issues such as Disability and Child Abuse. His views have been aired in Canada, the United States and in Europe and the U.K. as well as in Ireland. He was appointed to the The Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities – “A Strategy for Equality” the final report was published in 1996 and regarded by many as the best report on disability in the world.

His disability is described by many neurologists as: A chronic involuntary movement disorder Generalised Dystonia

This website has been “up and running” for thirteen years. It is a place where people who were abused can get information or leave comments – indeed anyone is welcome to comment. Comments deemed by the Webmaster deemed to be offensive or defamatory will not be published. Since the website went “live” I’m pleased to say that only two out of many thousands comments were blocked.

Please do comment on the website under the relevant headings. You will receive an auto response when your comment is posted or when a response to it is made.

I’m indebted to the many journalists who have allowed me to use their copy on this site. I’m also indebted to “PKC” without whom this website would not be here at all. I’ve called on “P” many times for help with rectifying the problems that have arisen for me.

Modesty have I ever offended thee?!


If you’ve any suggestions as to how the website can be improved or made more ‘user friendly’ do let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

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One comment on “The God Squad.

  1. Dear Mr. Doyle,
    I am a teacher in Vienna/Austria and one of my pupils is specialising on industrial schools and child abuse in Irish religious institutions. We would be very grateful if you could send us a personal statement on this very sad issue.We have both read, “The God Squad”, and have been deeply moved by your experiences. I, as her teacher, have to set her an A-level exam question on this issue and I think it would be so much more effective in raising awareness of the wrongs committed if we had a personal statement from you.
    Yours sincerely,
    Helga Styles

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