January 25, 2006

I want to come home

The Irish Post

By Jon Myles

CONTROVERSIAL ex-bishop Eamonn Casey is set to return to Ireland from Britain 14 years after fleeing the country following revelations he had fathered a son with a middle-aged divorcee.

The 78-year-old cleric is preparing to finally face the people of Galway for the first time after deciding to leave his posting in Sussex and see out his retirement at home.

It will be his first public appearance in Ireland since details of his relationship with Annie Murphy sent shockwaves through the Catholic Church in Ireland.

But he is first waiting to hear from gardaí over an investigation into sexual abuse c l a i m s m a d e against him by a woman last November.

Dr Casey vigorously denied the allegations and is believed to want the matter cleared up before he moves back to Ireland.

Posted by kshaw at January 25, 2006 08:31 AM