Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan: “It is a matter of regret to me that people did not receive the appropriate attention and action from the Garda Síochána to which they were entitled.”

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has expressed regret at how gardaí referred to in newly published chapter the Murphy report dealt with allegations (...)

Garda handling of McCabe allegations ‘shocking’

The Murphy Report overall assessment of Garda involvement in the McCabe case, detailed in Chapter 20, is unequivocal.“The connivance by the Gardaí in (...)

The Murphy report said “the DPP’s office, in an internal memorandum, expressed the view that Fr Patrick McCabe should be prosecuted, were he available to be prosecuted”.

The rather odd role of the DDP’s office in the Fr Patrick McCabe case centres on the 1986 allegation involving abuse of a nine-year-old altar boy. Cha(...)

In 1988 Dublin’s Catholic bishops, and Archbishop-elect Desmond Connell, decided to unleash known paedophile Patrick McCabe on an unsuspecting California. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You could say that chapter 20 is a 62-page distillation of all the horrors revealed in the Murphy report, in general.It illustrates vividly a world wh(...)

Murphy found that Dermot  Ryan, archbishop from 1972 to 1984 “protected Fr McCabe to an extraordinary extent; he ensured, as far as he could, that very few people knew about his activities”

Chapter 20 of the Murphy report, “encapsulates everything that was wrong with the [Dublin] archdiocesan handling of child sexual abuse cases,” it said(...)

Three former Archbishops of Dublin have been criticised in trenchant terms in a previously unpublished section of a report on the handling of child ab(...)