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Christine Buckley – A teller of truths

A woman who played a vital role in starting the process of bringing the Catholic Church’s abuse of children into the public sphere, Christine Buckley, was the daughter of a Nigerian medical student and a married Dublin woman. At three weeks of age she was abandoned and grew up in Goldenbridge industrial school in Dublin.

She spoke of her childhood on The Gay Byrne Show in November 1992. During the interview she was asked about her childhood and she described her experience of Goldenbridge. She worked with Louis Lentin on the documentary Dear Daughter, which dealt with her experiences and the experiences of others in Goldenbridge.Her story played a key role in others victims getting their stories told to the wider public.She went on to campaign on the issue and was the Co-Founder of The Aislinn. Centre for Survivors of Institutional Abuse.

She died on 11th March at 67 years of age, after a long battle with cancer.

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