Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Part Report to be published
Abuse report chapter cleared
PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent

Wed, Dec 15, 2010

The High Court has today ruled that chapter 19 of the Murphy report into clerical child sex abuse in Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese can be published.

On October 15th, 2009, Mr Justice Paul Gilligan ruled that chapter 19 of the report, which deals with abuse by former priest Tony Walsh, and contains 21 other references to him, should not be published pending the outcome of court cases against him.

Walsh was jailed on December 6th for the sexual abuse of three boys. He was sentenced to 16 years, with four suspended, on 17 counts of sexual abuse, including five counts of buggery on one boy.

The Murphy report investigated how clerical child sex abuse allegations involving 46 priests in Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese were handled by church and State authorities between 1975 and 2004.

Chapter 19 of the report is now expected to be published in full next week.

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