May 08, 2006

'No knowledge' of abuse at Cork school

One in Four

The Irish Times

The Presentation order of brothers has "no knowledge" that sexual abuse of children took place in its industrial school at Greenmount in Cork city, the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse has heard.

An allegation of sexual abuse at the school in 1955 and a subsequent inquiry led to the resignation of one brother and another moving to a different post.

Gardaí were called following another incident in 1956. The school was closed in 1959.

Br Dennis Minihan, representing the order, said there was no record of any inquiry and it appeared none had been kept. The order had no information about any other abuse, he said.

Posted by kshaw at May 8, 2006 07:38 AM