Grace Church Closes. Archive report from Dundalk Democrat.

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Christian church group vacate premises at Northlink Retail Park

A church, function rooms and coffee shop that was being run by a Christian chuch group operating in Dundalk has closed its doors over Christmas.

The Grace Fellowship Church, now known as the Grace Church Dundalk, left the premises just before Christmas Eve.

The group had been running a coffee shop, church and previously a school from the former retail unit.

The Grace Church began in 1987 as Grace Fellowship Family Church with lead pastor, Hassan Boyle, who – according to their slickly produced website – started the church from his living room in Bay Estate.

Speaking to the Dundalk Democrat , Kenneth Cumiskey, the landlord of the unit confirmed that they had left, but did not wish to comment further.

It is not clear if the group have any plans to set up elsewhere in Dundalk.

The ‘Coffee Room’ had been operating for a number of years from a former retail unit in the Northlink Retail Park, and was well known for selling unbranded Starbuck’s Coffee.

The operators of the business however announced on December 18 that the business would be closing.

Written on their Facebook page it said: “It is with much regret that we have to announce that sadly The Coffee Room will cease trading at close of business on Christmas Eve (5pm).

“The management and staff would like to thank you for your support and valued custom over the last 3 years.”

The coffee shop was being run by the Christian group, and was popular with both members of the congregation and members of the public.

The Grace Fellowship also ran a school, initially at the retail park and then at the old Keytronic school.

The church is a registered charity, and encourages its congregation to make financial donations in order for it to make an “environment” that can be enjoyed on a weekly basis.

Two years ago the premises and the part of the complex that was run by the group was described as a “fire trap”.

Dundalk Town Council had summonsed the landlords and the tenant Hassan Boyle, trading as Grace Fellowship Family Church, under planning enforcement and building control regulations, and the building was temporarily closed.

Improvements were made and the premises was reopened following a fire officer’s approval.

Other Christian church groups across Ireland have fallen on hard times, with a staggering €18 million judgement being awarded against the Victory Christian Fellowship in Dublin.

It is understood that such churches finance their operations, and parishioners lifestyles, through ‘tithes ‘ (donations) and through enterprises such as the coffee shops.

The Democrat attempted to contact the group by email, by phone and via social media, but did not receive a response before going to print.

Debate with Terry Quinn: “Date Correction.” Proposed date is changed to Wednesday November 4th.

This is what we wrote recently in regard to a debate with Terry Quinn.


We published a series of reports on the activities of Hassan Boyle and then on the developments around a men’s movement and the promotion of a new variant of the Prosperity Gospel.
As these were greeted with silence we have decided to challenge Terry or whoever else would like to take part in this event to a public debate.

Dialogue Ireland has not received a response from Terry Quinn and as he has no contact details for him will write to one of the churches associated with his men’s campaign and renew the challenge .

Naturally it does not need to be on November 4th but if that date is not convenient another date can be found. Terry can respond to this blog or to our email address: or to any of the telephone numbers on the site. Continue reading

Terenure College hosts Mike Garde of Dialogue Ireland to discuss cultism with students on October 9th and 16th.

220px-Terenure_College,_DublinHere we will be addressing the vulnerability we all are subject to in our lives but mostly the issues around cultism. What do we mean by cultism? The phenomenon where people can have their heads turned and become subject to undue influence. Generally we do exercises to show how this vulnerability works. When preparing to come to Terenure College I began to see if I could find information about it. Continue reading

Dialogue Ireland suggests debate with Terry Quinn on Wednesday 4th November on the subject of cultism.

We published a series of reports on the activities of Hassan Boyle and then on the developments around a men’s movement and the promotion of a new variant of the Prosperity Gospel.
As these were greeted with silence we have decided to challenge Terry or whoever else would like to take part in this event to a public debate. Continue reading

Gerry Byrne of Victory Christian Fellowship bought into the Terry Quinn philosophy and look where it got Victory

Trying to get a handle on Terry Quinn we went through his Facebook page for 2012 just before the calamitous collapse of the Prosperity Pyramid in Firhouse, Co Dublin in the summer of 2013.
He was a guest of Victory Christian Church.

Here is the video of this event where Gerry Byrne is the chief cheerleader. The event is on his Facebook page.

8 December 2012
Speaking to the men of Victory Dublin this morning -The revolution is growing

Terry Quinn


Just in case some of you missed this recent report here it is again.

Why do people continue to follow a model of Christian discipleship that wounds them and leaves them struggling financially?

Here is the most extensive archive for you read further what results from following this model of Christianity.


Pastors  Gerry Byrne, Sheila Hade and Brendan Hade

But not only was Gerry Byrne involved but also Brendan Hade.

The refusal of Victory Outreach to take responsibility for Freedom Ministries leads to confusion.


Last December Dialogue Ireland entered into discussions with Victory Outreach in regard to the failures of governance in regard to their agent Andy Valdez who went rogue and refused to address the serious charges leveled against him. These were clearly outlined in an RTE Prime Time documentary which can be found with a number of other articles on our blog. Continue reading

Victory Outreach, Concerns raised over rehab facility in Rathdrum by William O’Toole, Wicklow News

Concerns raised over rehab facility in Rathdrum

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Concerns raised over rehab facility in Rathdrum


Residents in Rathdrum have voiced their concerns today after it emerged that a evangelical addiction facility has opened in the town.

It is understood that Victory Outreach, a worldwide organisation that offers rehabilitation for addicts through prayer, has opened the centre at the Old Presbytery beside the Fair Green in the town.

The organisations Irish operations were questioned in 2013 after former addicts who attended their Cork centre raised questions about the care they received at the centre, which was unregulated.

An RTE Investigates programme, which aired in 2013, focused on the Cork centre and a centre in Kildare, both of which operated under the Victory Outreach umbrella.

It was claimed at the time that addicts who signed up for the program, which can last up to 12 months in some cases, had to hand over most of their social welfare payment to avail of a place on the Victory Outreach residential program.

Some Residents also had to spend up to 18 hours a day selling raffle tickets in order to meet fundraising quotas it was claimed in the RTE Investigates report.

It was also claimed that the organisation had no official treatment model for residents and most of the treatment came in the form of prayer and spiritual healing.


Speaking to this afternoon, a local resident who wished to remain anonymous said : “I have no problem with people getting rehab to sort their problems,”

“However, I would be concerned if the person was receiving the treatment in an unregulated manner, I think that at the very least, the community has a right to know what is going on.”

Residents have also raised concerns about the location of the facility, given that it is located in close proximity to two schools and a creche.

When contacted yesterday, the person who answered the phone at the Rathdrum centre declined to comment.


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