Matt Cooper: Bishop Casey, money, morality and the making of Ireland

Matt Cooper: Bishop Casey, money, morality and the making of Ireland
Bishop Eamon Casey (centre) in 1985, eleven years after he had fathered a child with Annie Murphy Picture: RollingNews

No one could have predicted the long-running, far-reaching repercussions of the news of Bishop Casey’s secret lover and child

Few scandals have ever exercised, energised and indeed entertained the Irish public quite like the story of Bishop Eamon Casey, who died last Monday aged 89, did in the spring of 1992.

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