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(...)

 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(...)

Cardinal Sean Brady is being sued in his personal capacity over his role as part-time secretary to Bishop McKiernan in 1975 during the investigation of complaints about Fr Brendan Smyth, since deceased. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A brother and sister suing Cardinal Sean Brady and another bishop arising from abuse suffered at the hands of clerical child abuser Brendan Smyth wil(...)