Number of abuse allegations against Dublin priests static for first time in decade

Number of abuse allegations against Dublin priests static for first time in decade

The number of Dublin priests against whom an allegation of child sexual abuse has been recorded has not increased in the past year.

It is the first time this figure has remained static in almost a decade.

However the suspicion of abuse, which is categorised by the Church as being less serious than an allegation, was raised against two priests of the archdiocese who were not previously the subject of complaints.

The Dublin Archdiocese will today acknowledge the work of hundreds of volunteers who have been trained in, and are responsible for, implementing child safeguarding procedures.


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