Campaigner and abuse survivor Christine Buckley dies

Christine Buckley, an institutional abuse survivor who co-founded the Aislinn foundation, has died.

She passed away in a Dublin hospital early this morning after a battle with cancer.

Christine, who passed away just after 6am this morning after a brief period in hospital, is survived by her husband Donal and three children.

Christine was brought up in Goldenbridge industrial school where she was subjected to physical and mental abuse.

She campaigned on behalf of others who suffered the same abuse and was a co-founder of the Aislinn Education and Support Centre for survivors of abuse and their families.

Her husband Donal Buckley says she was proudest of the work she did helping other survivors of abuse through her charity, the Aislinn Centre.

The 1996 RTÉ documentary 'Dear Daughter' tells her story.

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