In July we ran an article about the Church of Scientology and their plans to open a European headquarters in the Victory Centre in Firhouse.
This new base for the controversial “church” will be an “Ideal Org” which the organisation say is “configured to provide the full services of the Scientology religion to its parishioners, while also serving the community with social betterment and outreach programs.”
In order to qualify as “Ideal,” an org needs to have 50,000 square feet of space.
Europe’s Ideal Advanced Org is in Copenhagen, with other Ideal Orgs located in Basel, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Hamburg, Madrid, Malmo, Moscow, Tel Aviv.
The supposed motivation behind the Ideal Org project is that it started because Tom Cruise was embarrassed bringing a friend into an org, and Scientology leader David Miscavige wanted orgs to be a place he would be proud to bring guests.
It is strange that while the number of people joining Scientology is declining the organisation is engaging in a massive worldwide property business.
The cheeky divels even have the absolute brass neck to say that anyone who gives them money is a “True Friend of Ireland.”
Every person who contributes now will receive a special, truly Irish acknowledgement accepting them as a “True Friend of Ireland”.
It has been reported the cult is preparing to bring in 100 staff to operate the Victory Centre which they recently purchased for a knock down €6m.
They’ve also set up a Facebook page with pictures of the staff it claims to have recruited for its Ideal Ireland Org with pictures of the new recruits from around the world receiving their Scientology accreditation after completing various levels of training at one of the group’s bases.
The organisation has refused to answer all enquiries from InTallaght regarding their plans for Firhouse.