Sunday Times reveals Scientologists are going to make the former Victory Centre a training Centre. Mark Tighe, Sunday July 23, 2017

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Lost in translation. How the Scientology Organisation tried to recruit Irish translators.

Here is the report: TG4b

A few weeks ago I received a call from Shane Ó Curraighín from the news/ Nuacht RTÉ/TG4 about the the SO plan to recruit translators. I told him about a report I read last year and he then sent me the letter he had sent them to ask for an interview. That was his first problem. Scientology hate journalists and even though they opened a new HQ on Merrion Square they in fact refuse to let anyone into the place. It seems to be a celebrity project of the type which celebrates places wherever LR Hubbard lived and they open a very expensive building but nothing goes on there.



Note in the picture below the crowd. All bused in for the day and those in uniform are not on a day outing from Ryanair but the officials also bused. I often phone the place and no one is there. Bizarre but very SO.


Hi Mike,

Below is the statement which the Church of Scientology provided. They’re offering €.09 per word they’re looking for translators to translate up to 5,000 words per week. They’ve said in their job advert that they hope to have the project completed by July.

We would like to ask you for your analysis on the Church’s campaign to have their text translated into Irish and your opinion on why they’re making a push with the translation.




Shane is then referred to the Mission on Middle Abbey St and it is the the CCHR address he is given that is the organisation that regards all psychiatric drugs as arising from the Nazis. So they run an anti drug routine called Narconon but in reality it is not an anti drugs campaign but Scientology under another name.

— Original Message ——–
Subject: Nuacht RTÉ/TG4: Interview/Statement Request
Date: 2017-04-17 09:54
From: Ó Curraighín, Shane

To: “”

Alex, a chara,

My name is Shane Ó Curraighín, a reporter with Nuacht RTÉ/TG4 in
Galway, we spoke on the phone this morning. We are doing a report this
evening about the Church of Scientology campaign to hire Irish language
translators to translate texts and materials.

Would a Church of Scientology representative be available to do an
interview in Galway in Irish about your hiring campaign? If not, could
you provide a statement on the following questions?

Why has the Church of Scientology decided to translate texts into Irish?

How many Irish language translators do you require?

How many Irish language translators does the Church of Scientology have
working at the moment?

What is the rate of pay you are offering for Irish language translators
to translate your work?

Please contact me on 087 7667 853 if you have any queries about my

Le meas,

Shane Ó Curraighín


Baile na hAbhann, Co. na Gaillimh            M: +353 87 7667 853 E:

 Note address it is media relations? They don’t do relations.

From: Media Relations
Sent: 17 April 2017 19:44
To: Ó Curraighín, Shane
Subject: Re: Nuacht RTÉ/TG4: Interview/Statement Request


Shane, a chara,
Thank you very much for your enquiry.

Unfortunately, we don’t have someone available for an interview, so I will give you the following statement:

We have translated our religious works into over 50 languages and Irish is one of our newest projects, which we are very excited about.

Our Founder, L Ron Hubbard, had a special love for the Irish, from when he visited Dublin in 1956. He specifically went to Dublin to pilot seminars on the subject of personnel efficiency, with people from all walks of life. This resulted in the Church’s “Personal Efficiency Course” being adopted internationally as an introductory course in Scientology. (This is a course that teaches the underlying rules of life and how to apply these principles, so that the student can achieve security in their job, relationships, and all other areas of living.)

We also recognize the historical and cultural importance of the Irish language and the measures being taken to preserve its use. It is an honour for us to contribute to this resurgence by translating around 10 million words into Irish and have it available for study for the generations to come.

The number of translators is increasing almost daily and the final number isn’t known, as there is much to translate. Pay rate is 9 Euro cents per word for usually extensive projects.

We have had some encouraging responses from translators:

“I wish more Churches would translate their materials in our language.”

“Bless the Church of Scientology for investing in our language.”

“I am happy that Scientology is translating their materials into Irish. It is appreciated.”

“I was very interested to receive your message and learn of your interest in the Irish language. I commend the undertaking.”

“I would love to be involved in the project and I look forward to hearing more about what you need and the next steps. Again, I am delighted to be acquainted with you. What a wonderful venture in which you are involved.”

“I find this project interesting on many levels – in particular linguistically!!! Extremely interesting information.”

“The material from your organization is very interesting and it is very clear that your team is organized, adept and is determined to reach their goal. I feel it would be inspirational to be part of such a team and it would also be a creative way to give back to others.”

le meas,

Graeme Wilson

This very same letter was sent out last year when another journalist sought to interview someone. It is pure PR exercise and likely hides that they do not even have an Irish speaker.

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Scientology Non Church Organisation opens in Dublin with a lot of blow ins

“Official 1984 Orwellian presentation of Joycean redefinition of language signifying the opposite of what happened.” The Scientology Organisation has been in Ireland for 50 years but has not too date been able to obtain charitable status in the three areas which define a charity.

  1. Furtherance of Religion.
  2. Relief of poverty.
  3. Advancement of Education.

Why have they not been able to obtain these from the Irish Revenue Commissioners and from the Charities Regulatory Authority?

Because their religion is infinity and it is is used as front to make money, make more money and get others to make more money for them.

They do not relieve poverty but in fact make many poor by taking money off them. They have no programmes to assist the poor or homeless. What they in fact call education is mental manipulation and mind control. Anyone in their right mind will actually be trained to speak a new language and have a totally other vocabulary which is Scientologese

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Scientology in Ireland: ‘a spy network setting honey traps’ by Mario Daneels

Irish Times Saturday October 15, 2016

The Church of Scientology is opening a ‘national affairs office’ on Merrion Square. A former member of the organisation warns that it may try to influence politicians and other public figures

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Everything you wanted to know about Scientology in Ireland

As Scientology opens its National HQ this Saturday we thought we would republish a document produced by Matthew McKenna in 2012 for the Off Lines Conference in Dublin. Here you will be able to read about what Scientologists are about and the reason Merrion Square is important in the mythology of Scientology history. He had an hynoptic personality and could chat and draw people into his circle. I was told by a person who owned a B&B in Ballsbridge that the Special Branch came to the house and told him to leave the state.


This was the article that alerted this was about to happen:

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Opening of the Scientology Organisation (SO,) HQ on October 15, 2016

I was sent this invitation this morning and obviously the Scientologists were not intending me to receive it. However, I decided to phone them and asked to speak to Lady Margaret McNair and gave my number. I told the very pleasant woman on the other end of the line, that I was a long term critic of the Scientologists and would like to engage. I am still waiting for a reply. We intend to try to answer the questions that many people have about why they might have opened this National HQ as generally the SO has been on a life support system for over 10 years. It has been in Ireland since 1956 but still has only got a mission here and has not been able to obtain charitable status.  We will give further information as we can and as I wait for my invitation to be confirmed.


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Mayors ‘acted as stooges’ for Scientologists by Mark Tighe, The Sunday Times, October 9 2016


An article on the non religion business called Scientology. Here it is clear they are trying to gain influence in Ireland by hiding their identity. It is remarkable that they have been present in Ireland since 1956 and still haven’t gained charitable status. It is a sinister organisation which is corrupt and corrupting of anyone coming under their influence.



Irish mayors have been criticised for appearing in publicity photographs for a Scientology-backed anti-drug campaign that toured the country.

Publicity photos involving the officials were discovered on the social media pages of Scientologists last week by an American journalist who specialises in reports on the religious group. The pictures show Scientologists posing with the mayors of Limerick, Galway and Waterford in August. The politicians are all shown holding the Scientology-backed literature while wearing their chains of office.

The Drug-Free World campaign has been described as a recruitment front for Scientology, the US-based church led by David Miscavige that includes several Hollywood stars such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. The campaigners who travelled around Ireland were accompanied by the Jive Aces, a swing band from England who are Scientologists and say they get their energy and happiness from the religion.

The mayors said they were unaware the Drug-Free World campaign was a Scientologist movement. The anti-drug campaign has been criticised for its denouncement of psychology and psychiatry and many psychiatric medicines.

John Hearne, Waterford’s metropolitan district mayor, said he was contacted by Drug-Free World campaigners who were insistent on getting a photo with the local mayor wearing his chain of office.

“It was only after we posed for the photographs that they warned me, ‘You might get a heap of mail saying we’re Scientology,’ but they said that’s only a part of their funding,” said Hearne.

The Sinn Fein councillor denied he was endorsing the Drug-Free World campaign by posing with them.

“As mayor you go and shake hands with anybody who is visiting the area,” he said. “Everyone knows mayors are there to do that.”

“They said they wanted to invest a few bob in drugs projects in the area,” added Hearne. “I was wondering why they would want to invest in Waterford. We have a local drugs project worker. He works for the state. It struck me as strange. They were persistent and did send me heaps of stuff afterwards relating to Scientology and their drugs programme but I pulled away from it then.”



Waterford Mayor John Hearne.

Hearne said he was advised by Sinn Fein not to engage further with the group because of the controversy associated with Scientology.

Noel Larkin, the independent mayor of Galway, failed to respond to calls or emails last week.

Kieran O’Hanlon, the mayor of Limerick, declined to comment. Laura Ryan, a spokeswoman for Limerick county and city council, said the mayor’s office had received an invitation from the publicist for the Jive Aces band.

“The email outlined how the band, who were semi-finalists in Britain’s Got Talent, were taking a stand against drugs,” she said.

“They outlined how they were starting a tour of Ireland and would be taking a stand against drugs and supporting the Truth About Drugs campaign, which they have supported for 15 years.

“They asked if [the mayor] was available to attend a photo-call and sign a drug-free world pledge, which he agreed to do. He was unaware and wasn’t informed by the organisers that the campaign was/is funded by the Church of Scientology.”

The other photo posted online was of Ken O’Flynn, Fianna Fail’s deputy lord mayor of Cork in 2015, posing with Scientologists at their Clearwater base in Florida at the Citizens Commission on Human Rights , a Scientology organisation opposed to “psychiatric abuse”. O’Flynn said he was invited to visit the centre while he was in Florida, where he owns property.

“I have also visited mosques and other religious centres,” said O’Flynn. “They treated me with the upmost respect but I certainly won’t be joining or going back.”

O’Flynn denied that by posing with the Scientologists he was endorsing their campaigns. He added that it was the job of a politician to meet people and discuss their proposals.

Mike Garde, the director of Dialogue Ireland, an organisation that studies cultism, criticised the politicians.

“It’s absolutely inappropriate for mayors to do this,” he said. “The Drug-Free Wold campaign is one of many fronts the Scientologists use to recruit people and espouse their beliefs, which are anti-psychiatry and anti-psychiatric drugs. They are trying to infiltrate local campaigns against drugs.

“The politicians should have done some research into who they were agreeing to stand with. People can be easily led. In Ireland we need to do more to protect people from this group.”…/mayors-acted-as-stooges-for-sci…


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