Crisis deepens for Catholic Church

The Bishop of Cloyne and the gardaí breached childcare guidelines by failing to pass the ‘Father W’ allegations onto the HSE

10th January, 2009

The Catholic Church in Ireland is facing a difficult year, if the past ten days are anything to go by. The decision last week by Minister for Children Barry Andrews to ask an inquiry team to examine the handling of clerical abuse complaints in the Cork diocese of Cloyne followed the revelation that the diocese had failed to report clerical abuse allegations to the HSE.

Bishop John Magee told gardaí in December 2005 about a...

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