Bill Kenneally

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Bill Kenneally. “It should be remembered that these matters are particularly sensitive, and that Mr Kenneally is due to stand trial for further alleged offences,” Judge Barry Hickson cautioned. File photograph: Patrick Browne

The retired judge who is heading up a commission of investigation into the handling of allegations of sexual abuse against former sports coach Bill Ke(...)

'I was always attracted to people my own age but struggled to talk to women. I became used to these images of abuse.' Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

The offender ‘IF I HADN’T BEEN CAUGHT, I’D STILL BE DOING IT ’ There was a knock on the door. Jack was woken by the Garda in his bedroom. His mother(...)

 Bill Kenneally driving near Waterford Court in late 2015. File photograph: Patrick Browne

A group of sex abuse survivors have welcomed the terms of reference announced by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan for a commission of investigati(...)

Former sports coach Bill Kenneally. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Lawyers for former sports coach Bill Kenneally, who is accused of sexually or indecently assaulting three boys in the 1980s, may apply to have his tri(...)

Jason Clancy, one of the survivors of Bill Kenneally’s abuse: “I firmly believe that what we uncovered is only the tip of the iceberg in relation to this.” Photograph: Collins Courts

Survivors of abuse by Bill Kenneally have welcomed the Government’s announcement of a Commission of Investigation to investigate the handling of compl(...)

Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan has said   legal advice he  received was that it would be possible for the Commission of Investigation to start hearing evidence on certain aspects relating to the gardaí handling of complaints in the 1980s without prejudicing Bill Kenneally’s right to a fair trial. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan has confirmed that he plans to bring a memo to Cabinet on Tuesday, setting out the terms of reference for a Com(...)

 Former sports coach Bill Kenneally. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A former sports coach has been sent to the circuit court for trial on 99 charges relating to the alleged sexual and indecent assault of three boys. (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he had a ‘round-table meeting’ with some of Bill Kenneally’s victims  last week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said the commission of inquiry into the handling of paedophile sports coach Bill Kenneally should start “in (...)

Bill Kenneally   had pleaded guilty to ten sample counts of indecently assaulting ten boys at various locations in Waterford in the 1980s.

The Court of Appeal has upheld the 14-year prison sentence imposed on former sports coach Bill Kenneally for abusing 10 teenage boys in the 1980s. Ke(...)

Bill Kenneally: accused of sexually abusing three boys, now all in their 40s.  File photograph: Patrick Browne

A former sports coach has been remanded on bail after he was charged with 99 counts of indecent and sexual assault against three boys in Waterford mor(...)

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