Three people sexually abused by paedophile priest Brendan Smyth want the Supreme Court to permit them to sue a Catholic Bishop here over the church’s alleged failure to act to prevent Smyth abusing children.

Three people sexually abused by paedophile priest Brendan Smyth want the Supreme Court to permit them to sue a Catholic Bishop here over the church’s (...)

The Court of Appeal has halted three actions for damages brought against a Catholic Bishop in a representative capacity over the church’s alleged failed to act to prevent paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth sexually abusing children. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

The Court of Appeal has halted three actions for damages brought against a Catholic Bishop in a representative capacity over the church’s alleged fail(...)

The inquiry is looking at  how the Catholic Church and Norbertine Order failed the children abused by Brendan Smyth.

Paedophile priest Brendan Smyth wrote an angry letter from prison to the late Cardinal Cahal Daly to deny that his sexual abuse of boys and girls had (...)

Paedophile priest Brendan Smyth wrote to the late Cardinal Cahal Daly from prison to deny that his sexual abuse of boys and girls had caused serious damage to the Catholic Church. Photograph: Pacemaker

Paedophile priest Brendan Smyth wrote to the late Cardinal Cahal Daly from prison to deny that his sexual abuse of boys and girls had caused serious d(...)

 Cardinal Seán Brady. A brother, sister and their  cousin have appealed against the High Court dismissal of their action against the cardinal.  File  photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Catholic Church authorities have been accused of extreme deceit and equitable fraud in a case involving settlements with victims of abuser Fr(...)

Cardinal Seán Brady. Photograph: Eric Luke

The sole clerical abuse survivor on the Vatican’s new Commission for the Protection of Minors, Marie Collins, says she hopes Catholic Primate Cardina(...)

 Brendan Boland who has written the  book  Sworn to Silence. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish TImes

A number of new documents including Catholic Primate Cardinal Seán Brady’s handwritten account of answers provided at a secret 1975 inquiry into alleg(...)

Bishop Leo O’Reilly has won the High Court case halting three actions against him in his representative capacity as Bishop of Kilmore. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A Catholic Bishop has won a High Court court halting three actions for damages brought against him in a representative capacity by a man, his s(...)

 Brendan Smyth (right) leaving court in Dublin in 1997. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Stg £25,000 payment made to a man who sued in the Northern Ireland courts over being sexually abused as a child over years by paedophile priest Fr B(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams  speaking to media on the plinth at Leinster House. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The North’s Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire and Attorney General John Larkin are now separately examining whether the Sinn Féin president Gerry Ad(...)