1. “Listening to it all, something finally dawned on me. It has taken me the whole of my adult life to recognise it, and that makes me even slower than I thought I was. But I see it now: Why do we still allow these religious orders to exist? They are nothing more than vehicles for corruption and abuse, and they need to be shut down”.

2. “They should not be allowed to incorporate themselves as companies or as charities. They should not be allowed to be heard in the courts. They should never be allowed to present to the Houses of the Oireachtas or to lobby the government. They should under no circumstances be allowed to collect money from the public“.

3. “They should not be allowed to own property in the name of the order, nor to buy and sell property. They should never, under any circumstances, be allowed to run any entity — school, hospital, or any other institution — that is funded in whole or in part by the State“.

4. If there was any real honour or meaning to the PR apologies of the religious orders, they’d be winding up their affairs and handing their assets over to the State. Until they do that, their apologies are all spin and bluster.


This is one of the finest and most honest articles written by an Irish journalist / activist about the RCC and its evil existence and activities.

The RCC is part of an “axis of evil”. It is a rogue statelet. It has proven itself to be an enemy of the people and children of Ireland.

Finlay is correct:

1. The Irish RCC, its bishops and dioceses and its religious orders are vehicles of corruption and abuse.

2. They should not be allowed incorporate themselves as companies or charities.

3. They should not be allowed to be heard in the courts – except as defendents.

4. They should not be accepted as people entitled to make presentations to governments or lobby governments.

5. They should not be allowed to publicly fundraise.

6. They should not be allowed to run schools, hospitals or other institutions that are funded by the State.

And Finlay is right in concluding that if they had any honour they should wind up their operations and give the money to the state.

The 26 counties has rid itself if their British Colonists.

Now it should rid itself of its Roman Colonists – who have done more harm to Ireland than any other power that has attacked it in history.



Fergus Finlay (born 1 June 1950) was the Chief Executive of the charity Barnardos in Ireland until 3 October 2018. He was a senior member of the Irish Labour Party and is also a weekly columnist with the Irish Examiner and the author of a number of books.

Having worked in government press secretarial roles in the 1980s, Finlay served as an adviser to Dick Spring from 1983 to 1997. During this time he was involved in campaigns that led to the election of Mary Robinson as president, a large increase in the number of Labour TDs in 1992 and the dropping of the constitutional ban on divorce in 1996.

He resigned from Labour in 1997, becoming a director of Wilson Hartnell Public Relations, heading the company’s public affairs unit. In 1997 he also started presenting the Network 2 show Later On 2 with Frank Dunlop former Press Secretary of Fianna Fáil. In April 2010 the Sunday Business Post said he is “one of the great backroom operators of Irish political history, a strategist, tactician, and media briefer par excellence.”

Finlay is also credited with helping to organise the visit of the Special Olympics to Ireland.

In 2009, Finlay was listed in 59th place on a list of “most influential people” in Irish society put together for Village magazine.

On 9 September 2010, Finlay announced that he would seek the Labour Party nomination to contest the 2011 Irish presidential election to elect the successor to Mary McAleese as President of Ireland. Michael D. Higgins eventually won that nomination. Finlay congratulated Higgins on his victory, saying he was “looking forward” to Higgins’ Presidency. 

Finlay was awarded an honorary degree by NUI Galway in 2019.