July 21, 2005

Diocese of Ferns 'pays 200,000 to abused student priest'

The Post

21/07/2005 - 8:24:30 AM

The Diocese of Ferns has reportedly reached a 200,000 settlement with a man who was sexually abused while a student priest in Wexford town.

Reports this morning said the payment was made earlier this year to a local priest who alleges he was abused by Fr Donal Collins, the former president of St Peter's seminary in Wexford.

Fr Collins was jailed for a year in 1999 for sexually assaulting four boys in the 1970s.

Posted by kshaw at July 21, 2005 07:02 AM