February 03, 2006

Bishop Casey to fly home for good tomorrow

Irish Independent

Bernard Purcell
in London

FORMER Bishop Eamonn Casey is to return to Ireland for good tomorrow, the Irish Independent has learned.

The 78-year-old former Bishop of Galway is to fly into Shannon and plans to make immediate contact with gardai investigating a sexual assault complaint by a woman dating back more than twenty years.

It is understood that he has "grown weary" of waiting for gardai in Limerick to travel to the UK to interview him about the woman's allegation.

The complainant alleges she was sexually assaulted as a child, but Dr Casey has vigorously denied the allegation and is confident he will be vindicated.

Posted by kshaw at February 3, 2006 12:59 PM