November 09, 2005

Tuam diocese embroiled in new sex abuse allegation

Western People

A Mayo school is at the centre of the allegations of child sexual abuse laid against a school principal whose appointment has been confirmed by Archbishop Michael Neary, the school patron.
The allegations against the teacher were proved to be “on the balance of probabilities” unfounded, following an investigation by a senior counsel appointed by then Education Minister Michael Woods.
The teacher had denied the allegations which related to a period when he was on the staff at another school in the county.
The issue re-surfaced again following a front page story in the Irish Independent yesterday in which a senior health board childcare officer is reported as contradicting the findings of the senior counsel.

Posted by kshaw at November 9, 2005 08:10 AM