11/03/2014

Aislinn Centre Co-Founder Christine Buckley Dies Aged 67

The co-founder of of the Aislinn Centre Christine Buckley has died aged 67.

Ms Buckley is understood that have died at St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin. The renowned campaigner and survivor of institutional abuse had previously been diagnosed with cancer.

Ms Buckley was the main subject of the 1996 RTÉ documentary Dear Daughter, which gave her account of life as a child in the Goldenbridge orphanage in Dublin, run by the Sisters of Mercy.

The documentary created the first major controversy around institutional child abuse in the Catholic Church in Ireland.

She is survived by her husband Donal and three grown-up children, Darragh, Conor and Cliona.

(MH)


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