John Mcclean

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John McClean, a former teacher and rugby coach, was sentenced to eight years in prison last February for the sexual abuse of 23 boys in Terenure College between 1973 and 1990. Photo: Collins Courts

You may have read this week that following a response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from The Irish Times, UCD said it did not hold any rec(...)

John McClean:   sexually abused 23 boys from as young as 11-years-old.  Photograph: Collins Courts

“I am filled with zeal for the Lord God of Hosts.” Well, it doesn’t look like that from here. Feel free to be offended. Your prophet. Your words. The (...)

John McClean helped to create the UCD rugby scholarship scheme in 1997 despite being cut loose by Terenure College in 1996 after admitting to the sexual assault of a boy. File photograph: Inpho

Silence and indifference The rugby community in Leinster cannot wait this out. The spectre of John McClean will not be disappeared by “silence and in(...)

John Boyne in his Terenure College uniform during the 1980s.

The truth is, I’ve failed in every romantic relationship and now engage only in meaningless encounters. All I want is to love and be loved On a (...)

Former rugby coach John McClean  leaves  court. Photograph: Collins Courts

In changing rooms, his private office, and empty classrooms, former Terenure College teacher and rugby coach John McClean for decades abused his posit(...)

Former rugby coach at Terenure College John McClean  arriving at  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

During his many English classes in Terenure College, teacher John McClean became emotional reading Wordsworth, while often favouring the Shakespearean(...)

John McClean of Casimir Avenue, Harold’s Cross, Dublin, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Thursday. Photograph: Laura Hutton

A former teacher and rugby coach at Terenure College has been sentenced to eight years in prison over the abuse of 23 schoolboys. On Thursday, John M(...)

 Former rugby coach and teacher John McClean. File Photograph:  Matt Browne

A former rugby coach and teacher at a Dublin private school who abused 23 students admitted to one of the allegations in 1996, a court has heard. Jo(...)

John McClean of Casimir Avenue, Harolds Cross, Dublin pictured leaving the Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street in Dublin after the opening day of his sentence hearing. Photograp: Collins Courts

A former rugby coach and teacher at a Dublin private school abused 23 students on the grounds of the school, a court has heard. John McClean (76) abu(...)

Former principal of Gonzaga College Patrick Potts was due to go on trial charged with three counts of indecent assault and two counts of gross indecency when vice-principal of Greendale Community School in Kilbarrack, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Gonzaga College in Dublin has described sex abuse allegations against a former headmaster as “deeply disturbing” and asked any victims to make contact(...)

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