Tuesday June 2, 2020

Bringing abusers to book

Legal red tape and a frequently harrowing judicial process stand in the way of more charges being brought in the sex abuse scandal

16th July, 2011
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For many of the alleged victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic diocese of Cloyne, one key line contained in the report by Judge Yvonne Murphy into the handling of abuse allegations in the diocese summed up a wealth of bad feeling towards an agency of the state.

Dealing with the role of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), James Hamilton, the commission wrote on page 82 that a number of complainants were ‘‘disappointed that...

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