Nora Wall

Nora Wall

Born 1948

Nora Wall (born 1948) is a former Irish nun of the Sisters of Mercy who was wrongfully convicted of rape in June 1999, and served four days of a life sentence in July 1999, before her conviction was quashed. She was officially declared the victim of a miscarriage of justice in December 2005. The wrongful conviction was based on false allegations by two women in their 20s, Regina Walsh (born 8 January 1978) and Patricia Phelan (born 1973).… Read More

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1948 Birth Wall was born in 1948 into a large well-to-do farming family in the Nire Valley area of county Waterford.


1967 19 Years Old She joined the Sisters of Mercy in 1967, taking the name Sister Dominic.


1975 27 Years Old She joined St. Michael's residential childcare centre in Cappoquin, County Waterford in 1975. … Read More


1978 30 Years Old She became the manager of this new St. Michael's in 1978. … Read More
1987 39 Years Old Like Nora Wall, he was never questioned on the second allegation that he had also raped Regina Walsh two years previously in 1987 or 1988, again with Wall present.


Wall left St. Michael's in 1990, and left the congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in 1994.
In February 1996 RTÉ broadcast "Dear Daughter" - Louis Lentin's TV documentary about alleged abuse in St Vincent’s residential school, Goldenbridge, Dublin which was run by the Sisters of Mercy. … Read More
1997 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 1997 she was formally charged. … Read More


In fact, neither McCabe’s nor Wall’s defence teams received notification of this second charge until 28 May 1999, only six days before hearings began, and two years after they were initially charged.
2000 52 Years Old The focus on the States of Fear programmes may explain why - apart from news reports on trial days - RTÉ's coverage of the scandal was confined to a 30-minute programme in the Would You Believe series on 11 January 2000. … Read More
2003 55 Years Old His remains were kept in the mortuary of the Mater until the family could travel. His mother and his stepfather attended the funeral in the Franciscan Church in Merchant's Quay, Dublin on 14 January 2003. … Read More
…  She was officially declared the victim of a miscarriage of justice in December 2005. … Read More
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