COURT OF APPEAL written judgement in regard to the case of Ruth Moram and the Watchtower Society.

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Justice Mary Irvine

Gerard Hogan

Justice Peter Kelly

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While as Justice Irvine concludes as follows:

But insofar as the issue of the Statute of Limitations is concerned, I take the view that this appeal has to be dismissed.

What is completely clear is the respect that the judges had for the moral position that Ruth has taken. They are amazed at her determination and her willingness to forgo her health and even the necessities of life to make the public aware of the the total control the Witnesses have over every aspect of life. They also have processes which deny the fundamental human rights of their members. They have won on a technicality but in reality they have been shamed because they have treated this member of their flock with ice cold contempt. They have been willing to destroy her to maintain their little club. The true story of what really is going on in Killarney we can now publish as now this is out of the courts the gloves will be off.

16. … I would simply like to say this. It is clear that Ms. Moram has a deep seated belief that she was wronged by the activities of the defendants. …..
17. One cannot but have sympathy for the position in which Ms. Moram finds herself. She seems to be driven by a desire to ensure that what she has discovered is brought to the attention of the public. This is not public interest litigation. This is a personal injuries claim which she has brought. Insofar as she has sought to ventilate her concerns in this regard, she has now done so in
a public court. This is the eighteenth time that her complaints have been before the courts in one shape or another. So I suspect that, insofar as she seeks to do right by her fellow citizens she has done so. She has probably brought her complaints home to the defendants also. Even though her claim has been dismissed, I have no doubt that she can feel that she has achieved something to her credit in bringing to light what she perceives to be wrongdoing.


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Ruth Moram gives her final report from the Court of Appeal in regard to the Jehovah’s Witnesses

Ruth responding to the Irish Times article on the recent Jehovah’s Witnesses convention does so by sharing her story with the group. Continue reading

Irish Court Rejects Appeal by Former Jehovah’s Witness


Justice Mary Irvin

    Justice Mary Irvin

On July 20, 2015, the Irish Court of Appeal rejected the appeal of Ruth Moram, a former Jehovah’s Witness, to have the “statute of limitations” set aside in her case against the Watchtower Society. Continue reading

Jehovah’s Witnesses: Some questions to be put to the delegates and the leadership.

What group do you think this guy represents?

Outside the GPO

1. How many children have lost their lives as a result of the doctrine of the Jehovah’s Witnesses on blood transfusions?

Coombe Hospital

Irish citizens are fortunate in this jurisdiction to have the High Court interfere when the life of a child is in danger. The famous case at the Coombe Maternity Hospital is a case in point. The Jehovah’s Witnesses actually took a court case on this and lost.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses: Irish Times gets the PR position of the spokespersons for God’s organisation on earth?

Jehovah’s Witnesses convention to attract over 7,000

Spokesman hopes Citywest event will help understanding of faith

Delegates at  the Jehovah’s Witnesses convention at Citywest. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Delegates at the Jehovah’s Witnesses convention at Citywest. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sat, Jul 11, 2015,

More than 7,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses will converge on the Citywest convention centre campus in Dublin this weekend for the faith’s annual Irish convention.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses face a woman of principle, Ruth Moram in the Court of Appeal in a case involving the statute of limitations on Monday July 20th.

Ruth Moran

Ruth Moram

This article written last year gives us a brief but clear exposition of the issues at stake:

Ruth Moram

Ruth Moram is originally from Cornwall but had been living in Killarney for a long time and was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. She has been in conflict with the JW’s since 2003 and has had a number of legal entanglements with them since. These have been outlined in a number of posts on this site and in various media articles. Continue reading

Ruth Moram suing the Jehovahs, Phoenix

We published earlier reports that Ruth Moram who wished to remain a Jehovah’s Witness but could not find vindication within the movement and had failed at the High Court level is now seeking a solution at the Supreme Court level in regard to defamation and due process. At stake is the notion of disfellowshipping which is word devised by the JW’s to not so much nowadays deal with moral or theological heresy and other lapses of morality, but rather it is used as a tool of ideological control. In Catholic thought there exists the notion of excommunication but as Catholic ecclesiology confuses the church with the world, e.g. the wheat and the weeds grow together, it is rarely used.

A short reading of Matthew 18

15 ‘If your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone, between your two selves. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.

16 If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you: whatever the misdemeanour, the evidence of two or three witnesses is required to sustain the charge.

17 But if he refuses to listen to these, report it to the community; and if he refuses to listen to the community, treat him like a gentile or a tax collector.

18 ‘In truth I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

19 ‘In truth I tell you once again, if two of you on earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven.

20 For where two or three meet in my name, I am there among them.’


Note the purpose of discipline is restorative and is supposed to lead to treating the person as if they were no longer a disciple, but then how did Jesus treat people like that. He socialised with them and won them over. It is a loving open process, not an ugly exclusion strategy and control function whereby the person is treated like dirt.

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