Bill Kenneally

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Journalists Eoghan Dalton and Christy Parker and another reporter were barred for more than three hours from entering a court chamber by two gardaí, who said they had been told the judge had directed that no press be allowed in.  Photograph: Getty Images

The Courts Service has openly contradicted An Garda Síochána’s declaration that journalists were barred from a court sitting in Waterford earlier this(...)

 Mr Justice Michael White’s appointment was confirmed following a Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government has confirmed that High Court judge Mr Justice Michael White is to take over the Commission of Investigation relating to responses to a(...)

 Bill Kenneally  is an accountant by profession and was well-known in the region as a basketball coach for many years.  File photograph: Patrick Browne

Former basketball coach and political activist Bill Kenneally has been sent forward to the circuit criminal court in relation to 171 charges which all(...)

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. (...)

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