first_imgMichael Ferry, right, being taken into court in Donegal Town in December.SHOCKING blunders by understaffed health service staff allowed a predatory paedophile to continue working at a school – and more victims were abused.A report by HSE staff investigated how Michael Ferry continued to work as a caretaker at the Ardscoil Mhuire building in Gaoth Dobhair despite a 2002 conviction for sex attacks on a boy there.The building – owned by the Colaiste Cholmcille Limited Company – was used for Irish language summer classes for children travelling from all over Ireland. It also housed a pre-school creche at one stage. The shocking HSE investigation will leave serious question marks hanging over the directors of that college today after it reports repeated warnings to its representatives that Ferry was a convicted paedophile and a danger to children.Despite this the HSE investigation team found that Ferry continued to work at the school until his arrest on the premises in 2010 after another brave victim came forward.The report also found that staff at the North Western Health Board which operated in Donegal in 2002 failed to properly investigate Ferry after he pleaded guilty to attacks on the boy.Instead a case file was closed. Another warning to the HSE in 2005 also saw no action being taken and no investigation carried out.In both cases, no social worker checked out Ferry’s employment history to see what other groups of young people he may have been in contact with.This was despite the fact it was well-known locally that he taught at the local secondary school and volunteered for the Order of Malta. Even family members weren’t told that Ferry was a paedophile.It wasn’t until 2010 before a proper review of the case took place after new victims came forward.But by then it was too late for the victims who had suffered years of horrific abuse. Ferry is serving 14 years of an 18-year sentence after admitting hundreds of attacks on four boys. He was given a second 7 year sentence for attacks on a fifth victim when he pleaded guilty to new charges last December in Donegal Town Circuit Court.Today’s reports on the affair will cause a new storm.Sinn Fein Deputy Pearse Doherty says he will now demand that Justice Minister Alan Shatter publish the results of the Garda investigation.Gardai had investigated college directors who had been contacted by the authorities in 2002, 2005 and 2006 about Ferry’s child sex abuse. They investigated the possibility that there had been reckless endangerment in the case. However the Director of Public Prosecutions said they had no case to answer and they have always denied any wrongdoing.Local TD and Minister Dinny McGinley couldn’t be contacted this morning for his view on the scandal in his home parish.It’s thought he may issue a statement later today.REVEALED: INCREDIBLE BLUNDERS WHICH ALLOWED PAEDOPHILE FERRY TO CONTINUE WORK AT SCHOOL was last modified: April 3rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ardscoil Mhuirechild sex scandalcolaiste cholmcilleMichael Ferrypaedophileschool scandallast_img read more

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first_imgInterContinental Madrid, one of the most renowned luxury hotels in Madrid, has announced the official opening of its four new Presidential Suites, including the decadent Royal Suite. The suites offer more than 1,500 square feet of living space, boast spectacular views of Castellana Street, and provide exceptional comfort, privacy and service for guests. Each of the suites features a master bedroom with its own living room, two bathrooms stocked with a selection of Loewe amenities and a private kitchen. Managed by the prestigious London-based interiors consultancy J2 Design, the Presidential Suites combine classic style with contemporary Spanish elements using the highest quality of fabrics and materials.The large multi-functional living space of each Presidential Suite is rich in color, featuring warm red and gold fabrics by designers such as Kenzo and silk lampshades by Porto Romana. Custom accessories from local stores add a touch of individuality to each of the suites. A blend of traditional and abstract artwork adorns the walls throughout and the latest technology – including Bang & Olufsen sound systems, independent satellite dish, e-Radio Internet radio and iPod connections – can be found in the bedroom and living area.Located on the 8th floor, the Royal Suite offers a master bedroom with its own living area and in-suite bathroom, as well as two additional bedrooms. There is also a main living room, dining room, private kitchen and additional bathroom. A large outdoor terrace overlooking Castellana Street (Paseo de la Castellana) provides the perfect setting for private events, with custom dining and lounging furniture.Throughout the Royal Suite, neutral tones contrast with vibrant rich colors using the highest quality of fabrics and materials. Mother-of-pearl and bespoke patterned Armourcoat walls blend with sumptuous velvets and brightly colored upholstery. The furniture includes elegant and one-off design pieces complemented by beaded and silk lighting shades.InterContinental Madrid´s General Manager Christophe Laure comments, “With the addition of these four new rooms within our suites catalog, our hotel has become one of the best five-star hotels in Madrid. We now have the facility to meet the needs of our most discerning guests. ” Ideally located in the heart of the city, InterContinental Madrid is the epitome of elegance. The hotel effortlessly combines a classic Spanish design with modern standards of accommodation and offers first-class amenities and service. The hotel prides itself on being able to accommodate guests’ requirements and provides fabulous Insider Experiences in the vibrant capital. These include an authentic night of “tapeo” across the capital, where guests can discover Madrid’s vibrancy, energy, culture, and enthusiasm for food and drink.www.intercontinental.comlast_img read more