November 04, 2005

e300,000 in sex abuse civil actions against two priests

Westmeath Independent

Tadhg Carey
deputy editor

A total of €300,000 has been paid out in four civil actions relating to sexual abuse allegations against two priests in the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois.

The amount includes legal expenses of both the diocese and those alleging abuse.

The figures were released this week by the Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois Colm O’Reilly in response to media queries.

Speaking to the Westmeath Independent, Bishop O’Reilly said he was “still grieving over what happened to people”.

Posted by kshaw at November 4, 2005 09:12 AM