April 18, 2006

Resign, angry mum tells bishop

Irish Independent

AN angry mother yesterday called on Bishop of Limerick Donal Murray to resign - and claimed the Catholic Church was directly responsible for her son's death.

Peter McCloskey (37) was found dead an April 1, two days after mediation talks with Catholic Church representatives in relation to his allegations of clerical sex abuse.

His brother Joseph McCloskey yesterday said "something very fine" inside him "had snapped" after he had talks with a senior priest and nun from the Limerick diocese.

Mr McCloskey had contacted the Church in relation to abuse he alleged he had suffered in 1980/81 from Fr Denis Daly, an Irish priest who had been ordained in Australia but who had returned to Ireland and who had worked as a supply priest in Limerick from 1978 to 1987.

Mr McCloskey was aged 10 when the alleged abuse began. Fr Daly, who died in 1987, had been aged 55.

Posted by kshaw at April 18, 2006 08:03 AM