October 27, 2005

Ferns story: how it unfolded

One in Four

Timeline of events leading to yesterday's publication of the Ferns Report

1966 The Diocese of Ferns receives its first complaint of abuse detailed in the report. Fr Donal Collins is accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour towards 20 boys in a dormitory of St Peter's College and seminary in Wexford.

It is treated by Bishop Donal Herlihy as a moral failure, and Fr Collins is sent away for two years. He is allowed to return to the school teaching staff, becoming head of the college in 1985.

Posted by kshaw at October 27, 2005 03:29 PM