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.


More in this Section

Jail for rape and abuse of brother: 'He became my biggest villain'- victimJail for rape and abuse of brother: 'He became my biggest villain'- victim

Irish man on Europol’s most wanted listIrish man on Europol’s most wanted list

Gardaí have taken 200 statements in Santina Cawley inquiryGardaí have taken 200 statements in Santina Cawley inquiry

'Not of Christian origin': Bishop of Waterford writes to schools criticising yoga in the classroom'Not of Christian origin': Bishop of Waterford writes to schools criticising yoga in the classroom


Lifestyle

Mountaintop monasteries, vicious-looking vultures, and a seriously impressive cable car.As Ryanair launches flights to Armenia, here’s why it deserves to be your next holiday destination

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra played a storming gig at Cork Opera House, writes Des O'Driscoll Live Music Review: Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Concerns about people’s ability to access their own money have been growing – here’s what the debate is all about.Are we actually going to end up as a cashless society?

Everything entertainment you need to look out forScene & Heard: Everything entertainment you need to look out for

More From The Irish Examiner