The Irish branch of the Church of Scientology remains deep in the red as revenues continue to decline.
Interest-free loans from overseas Scientologist and from other Church of Scientology ‘missions’ are keeping the Dublin branch abroad.
Interest-free loans from abroad are propping up the troubled Irish branch of the controversial Church of Scientology. Financial documents seen by the Irish Independent reveal that the church is more than £1m in the red after running up huge legal bills in an epic eight-year battle brought by a disgruntled former member. As a result, […]
The controversial Irish arm of the Church of Scientology has a massive £1.1m deficit in its accounts. In just three years, retained losses at the church soared 6,200pc to £1.1m at the end of April 2003 from a modest loss of £17,755. The financial hole in the Dublin-based Church is being funded by interest-free loans […]
Irish Times, Mar. 14, 2003 The long-running action for damages by a woman against the Church of Scientology and three of its members came to a dramatic end at the High Court yesterday when the judge was told the case “appears to be settled“. The costs of the action could amount to £2 million. The […]
Irish Times, Mar. 13, 2003 http://infobrix.yellowbrix.com/ NOTE: On the same day that this item was reported, the Scientology cult settled out of court A woman who is suing the Church of Scientology appeared to have been hypnotised while undergoing an auditing session by a member of the church, a psychologist told the High Court yesterday. […]
RTE News (Ireland), Mar. 13, 2003 A High Court action for damages by a Dublin sports shop owner against the Church of Scientology has ended after out of court talks. The case taken by Mary Johnston was expected to last until May. However, Mr Justice Peart was told at lunchtime today that the case appeared […]
Irish Times, Mar. 12, 2003 http://infobrix.yellowbrix.com/ The High Court has been urged not to engage in a “wholly impermissible type of religious discrimination” by permitting an inquiry into the truth or falsity of the Church of Scientology‘s religious claims. For the court to admit evidence from a psychologist which was critical of the practice of […]
Irish Times, Mar. 7, 2003 http://infobrix.yellowbrix.com A fundamental issue in the legal action by a woman against the Church of Scientology is whether her free will was overborne or compromised in her decision to take up certain courses run by the church, the High Court heard yesterday. If the court finds Ms Mary Johnston’s free […]
Irish Times, Mar. 6, 2003 A professor of sociology who has written books and articles critical of the Church of Scientology and other organisations told the High Court yesterday the church was attempting to isolate him within the academic community. Prof Stephen Kent, who is based in Canada, made the claim in the ongoing action […]
Irish Times, Feb. 8, 2003 The long-running action by a woman against the Church of Scientology and three members of its Dublin mission has been adjourned at the High Court to next month. Mr Justice Peart heard yesterday a witness was unavailable to give evidence and, for this and other reasons including the judge’s commitments […]
Irish Times, Feb. 6, 2003 http://infobrix.yellowbrix.com A “purification rundown” course operated by the Church of Scientology was neither medically safe nor scientifically verified, the High Court was told yesterday. Prof Michael Ryan, head of the pharmacology department at UCD, said he could not find any evidence to support the claims in the church’s documents about […]
Irish Times, Feb. 1, 2003 A company director and brother-in-law of a woman who is suing the Church of Scientology for damages told the High Court yesterday he was informed that between 25 and 40 phone calls were made by a person with an American accent to his clients and to private individuals. Mr Paul […]
Irish Times, Jan. 31, 2003 http://infobrix.yellowbrix.com/ While she was with the Church of Scientology, Ms Mary Johnston was “like somebody playing a role in a pantomine”, the High Court was told yesterday. Mr Paul O’Kelly, brother-in-law of Ms Johnston, said he found Ms Johnston was dealing with him in a planned and structured way and […]
Irish Times, Jan. 30, 2003 http://yellowbrix.com/ A woman told the High Court yesterday that she had become aware of a change in her sister at about the time the latter became associated with the Church of Scientology. Ms Margaret O’Kelly, from Edenderry, said she had always been very close to her sister, Ms Mary Johnston, […]