October 26, 2005

What the papers say

BBC News

The report into sexual abuse of children in the Wexford diocese of Ferns almost overwhelms the southern papers.

The Irish Times devotes seven pages to coverage and comment, leading with the plans to introduce new legislation to protect children in the Republic.

The Irish Independent gives over 16 pages to the subject.

Its front page is a striking combination of a crucifix alongside the word "shame" in red repeated three times to drive home points from the report.

"Terrible truth" is how the Independent headlines the decades-long scandal.

Posted by kshaw at October 26, 2005 08:37 AM