November 07, 2005

Teacher in sex abuse inquiry promoted to principal

Irish Independent

A TEACHER who was accused of sexually abusing children was subsequently promoted to the position of principal of a large national school, an Irish Independent investigation can reveal.

The married man is now heading up the national school in the archdiocese of The archdiocese is already reeling under the weight of shocking child sex abuse figures involving priests.

The teacher has been allowed to retain his position by the Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Michael Neary - the school patron - and the Department of Education, despite a Western Health Board conclusion that he had probably sexually abused an eight-year-old boy.

Posted by kshaw at November 7, 2005 07:09 AM