April 10, 2006

Academic to monitor guidelines

Irish Independent

THE Minister for Children, Brian Lenihan, has appointed a Trinity College academic to monitor implementation of the Catholic Church's new child protection guidelines in the Republic, writes John Cooney.

Dr Helen Buckley, a senior lecturer in the department of social studies at Trinity, was a member of the inquiry into the diocese of Ferns which highlighted over 100 allegations of child sex abuse by 21 priests from 1962 to 2002.

Posted by kshaw at April 10, 2006 11:20 AM