Three actions for damages brought here against a Catholic Bishop in a representative capacity over the Church’s alleged failure to act to prevent paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth sexually abusing children have been halted by the Court of Appeal.
Fri, 13 Nov, 2015
A Catholic Bishop has urged the High Court to stop him being sued by a man who received £25,000 (€30,341) after settling his Northern Ireland court action over being sexually abused as a child by paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth.
Thu, 30 Jan, 2014
An audit by the Catholic Church’s child protection watchdog has found worrying disparities between dioceses in the way they deal with allegations of sexual abuse. The audit by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church includes a series of reports on dioceses across the island.
Wed, 11 Dec, 2013
Cardinal Seán Brady appeared to overestimate the power the Catholic Church has over the sovereign lawmaking of this Republic when he told reporters in Knock over the weekend that “our job is to convince the electorate first of all, and the legislators”.
Mon, 06 May, 2013
The four Catholic Archbishops of Ireland have said the Government's decision to legislate for abortion when the life of a woman is at risk, will pave the way for the direct and intentional killing of unborn children.
Wed, 19 Dec, 2012