CATHOLIC priests are no more likely to abuse minors than men of any other profession. They are no more likely to abuse minors than priests of any other denomination. They are slightly less likely to abuse minors than teachers.
Few sports in this country owe as much to one athlete in recent years as swimming does to Gráinne Murphy.
CONVICTED paedophile Derry O’Rourke is living in Co Cavan, it emerged yesterday.
A 10-YEAR battle for compensation by 13 victims of convicted sex offender Derry O’Rourke ended at the High Court yesterday when their separate cases were settled for six-figure sums.
SEX offenders cannot be properly supervised according to probation officers, who have claimed they don’t have any way of dealing with offenders who breach supervision conditions.
CONVICTED paedophile Derry O’Rourke has moved home after the media exposed that he was living in a Wicklow town.
A VICTIM of paedophile Derry O’Rourke yesterday said she feared for children’s safety in the Wicklow town of Baltinglass, after it was revealed the former swimming coach was living there.
THE swimming organisation that employed disgraced former coach Derry O’Rourke pleaded with the Minister for Justice to prevent the convicted sex abuser’s early release from prison.
FIVE sex offenders are signing on to the offenders’ register each week, according to figures obtained by Fine Gael.
VICTIMS of paedophile swimming coach Derry O’Rourke were left in anger and despair yesterday as their abuser walked free from jail with no obligation to notify gardaí of his whereabouts for the next seven days.
IT is astonishing that three of the leading figures in Irish swimming during the 1980s were sinister criminals and predatory paedophiles.
GARDAÍ have formally started notifying victims of convicted sex abuser Derry O’Rourke of his release from prison tomorrow — even though many victims already learned of his release through the media over the weekend.
THE imminent release of convicted sex offender Derry O’Rourke has prompted outrage after victims of the former swimming coach said they had not been informed he would be walking free this week.
IRISH swimming is facing a fresh crisis following allegations of child sex abuse at a pool used by one of the country’s most successful local clubs.
A former Irish swimming coach today pleaded guilty to raping a woman at a boarding school.
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