February 08, 2005

Nothing in records to suggest abuse, says superior

One in Four

Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent - Irish Times

Nothing has been found in the records to support abuse allegations made by former residents of a Kilkenny industrial school, the child abuse commission has been told.

The superior general of the Religious Sisters of Charity, Sister Una O'Neill, told the commission's investigation yesterday that there was nothing on the congregation's files or those of the Department of Education to substantiate allegations made by 11 former residents of St Patrick's industrial school.

St Patrick's was run by the Sisters of Charity from its beginning in 1879 to its closure as an industrial school in 1966. It is now a residential centre for people with physical and mental disabilities, and is still run by the Sisters.

Posted by kshaw at February 8, 2005 08:00 AM