November 17, 2005

O’Gorman repeats criticism of Taoiseach’s church defence


17/11/2005 - 13:49:39

The director of the One In Four support group for child abuse victims has reiterated his criticism of Taoiseach Bertie Ahern's recent comments supporting the Catholic Church.

Speaking to reporters in Dublin this morning, Bertie Ahern defended his remarks supporting the role of the church in Irish education.

Mr Ahern's remarks were widely criticised as ill-timed and insensitive, given the recent Ferns Report on clerical child sex abuse in Co Wexford.

One In Four director Colm O'Gorman said at the time that the good deeds of many priests should never be used to balance out the crimes committed by others.

Posted by kshaw at November 17, 2005 12:12 PM