The Irish Mail on Sunday
DOLORES SEEKS TO SET UP A SUPPORT GROUP FOR VICTIMS
THE woman who revealed her mother and father were sister and brother in the Irish Mail on Sunday last year says she is hoping to set up a support group for people who are the product of incestuous relationships.
Dolores Keogh appeared on the Late Late show last weekend where she spoke about her mother and father’s relationship. She told the MoS last night she now wanted to provide help for anyone affected by incest.
‘I’ve received many calls in the past seven months since going public but I have received more in the past week since going on to the Late Late Show,’ she said.
‘There is no support there for people and yet there are lots of people affected by this. I want to have a website where people can join a private group to share their experiences.
‘There are groups like this all over the world and I want to have a group here too.
‘Things happen but we are not to blame and I want people to come forward and not suffer in silence.’
Despite DNA evidence that proves Jimmy O’Neill is her father and a confession from her mother Teresa, Dolores said there were people who refused to believe her story.
‘The vast majority have been hugely supportive, but I still get comments that I am “insisting” Teresa and Jimmy are my parents even though I have evidence. It’s a shame that some people choose not to believe something like this went on in our society.’