January 18, 2006

Retired priest facing child abuse probe

RTE News

18 January 2006 22:04
A retired Catholic priest, who worked in Co Galway in the diocese of Clonfert, is being investigated for alleged child sex abuse.

The Bishop of Clonfert, Dr John Kirby, has said the allegations related to a period in the 1970s before the priest came to work in Clonfert.

It is understood the priest belonged to a foreign diocese and the allegations against him only came to light recently.

Dr Kirby said the priest is currently under full time medical supervision and on being advised of the allegation the church authorities informed both the gardaí and HSE.

Posted by kshaw at January 18, 2006 04:16 PM