Earlier this week Taoiseach Leo Varadkar apologised on behalf of the State to people who were sexually abused in day schools. Mr Varadkar also apologised for the State’s delay in acknowledging that it had the responsibility to protect children who suffered abuse.
Organisers of a large scale event in Dublin tomorrow to mark 20 years since the State apology to victims of clerical child sex abuse and a decade on from the publication of the Ryan Report have said they "regret" a lack of consultation with many survivors over the schedule and related issues.
The board of management of a South Dublin secondary school were "kept in the dark" about plans by the Christian Brothers to sell part of its playing grounds to builders for €18m, the High Court has heard.
The rivalry between two Cork schools, Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers, has been well documented. The disputes and battle for bragging writes in an ongoing battle for supremacy will continue beyond today’s Munster Senior Cup semi-final.
An audit looking at almost 2,000 allegations of clerical child sex abuse has found that 67 former Christian Brothers accused of abuse were “not traceable”, while others were visiting families with children where parents might have been unaware of any allegations.
Gabriel Byrne is a man of many parts. The former archaelogist, novice priest, schoolteacher, cook, messenger boy and plumber — who even tried his hand at bullfighting — has long since morphed into a multi-award winning actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator.
PBC Cork 67 Ard Scoil Ris 7... It was all too easy for holders Presentation Brothers College Cork as they sauntered into the semi finals of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup with a facile victory over Ard Scoil Ris at Musgrave Park today.
UNLESS you lived in a society where the monochrome television station began broadcasting at six o’clock and closed at 10.30; where the idea of an active and pleasurable sex life outside of marriage was as remote as grand opera or real coffee, it is hard to imagine how very exotic Hugh Hefner, who died yesterday, aged 91, seemed.
The Government has been asked to ensure documents, described as highly sensitive and relating to the treatment of boys at Glin Industrial School in Co Limerick, are not handed back to the Christian Brothers Order who claim ownership of the material.
The Government says it will continue to assert “moral pressure” on religious orders to provide more money to cover the costs of redress to survivors of residential abuse, with one survivors’ group claiming Pope Francis should become involved.
Religious orders have contributed just 13% of the amount it has cost to operate the child abuse inquiry and redress scheme and to support survivors of residential abuse, according to a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General.