Ex-Brother to face trial over sex assaults


A former Christian Brother is to face trial in Limerick on more than 100 charges of indecently assaulting young boys.

Séamus Treacy ( 70), Ashton Close, Swords, Dublin, was presented with a completed book of evidence at Limerick District Court yesterday.

Mr Treacy is a former Christian Brother and was based at CBS primary school on Sexton Street in Limerick city.

He is charged with 138 counts of indecent assault on 13 boys at CBS primary school on Sexton Street and at St Enda’s swimming pool at Roxboro, on dates between 1978 and 1981.

At Limerick District Court, Garda Deirdre Foley from Roxboro Garda station presented Mr Treacy with the completed book of evidence – which runs to three volumes.

Sgt Donal Cronin told the court the DPP has consented to the matter being sent forward for trial during the next sitting of Limerick Circuit Court.

The accused’s solicitor, Bobby Eager, said that given the number and the age of the charges, he was applying for himself and two counsel to be assigned to the case. This was granted by Judge Eugene O’Kelly.

Mr Treacy remains on bail.