April 17, 2006

Family of dead Limerick man to address abuse-victim group


The family of a Limerick man who committed suicide two days after he held mediation talks with priests in the diocese are to speak publicly today.

37 year old Peter McCloskey claimed he was sexually abused by a priest when he served as an alter boy.

The priest in question, who was ordained in Sydney, Australia, returned to Ireland in 1978 where he worked until his death in 1987.

Mr McCloskey first told the Bishop of Limerick, Donal Murray about the allegations in 2002.

Following an investigation, it emerged that a number of incidents in Australia led the priest to come back to Ireland where the abuse is alleged to have taken place.

Posted by kshaw at April 17, 2006 07:19 AM