Irish church can play useful role in wider Catholic stance on child abuse, says Cardinal Brady

Irish input into new Vatican commission on child abuse

The Towards Healing helpline for survivors of clerical child abuse can be contacted today and tomorrow 11am to 1am at freephone 1800-303416 from Ireland, or 0800-0963315 from Northern Ireland and the UK or at

HSE-funded Connect counselling services for abuse survivors are available at freephone 1800-477477 from the Republic and 00800-477 477 77 from Northern Ireland.

Patsy McGarry

Patsy McGarry

Patsy McGarry is a contributor to The Irish Times