October 18, 2005

Report on sex probe sent to AG

Irish Independent

AN INQUIRY into child sex abuse in the Wexford diocese of Ferns has been sent to the Attorney General.

The inquiry team, chaired by Judge Frank Murphy, presented Tanaiste Mary Harney with the report yesterday and it is expected to be published at the "earliest opportunity", subject to legal advice.

The Government-backed report is the result of the first investigation by the State into how the Catholic Church managed cases of child sexual abuse.

Last weekend the Irish Independent revealed that the report highlights staggering failures.

Posted by kshaw at October 18, 2005 09:29 AM