Father Malachy Finnegan: when he was at Stroud treatment centre for sex offenders he  was parish priest at Clonduff/Hilltown near Newry and president of the local GAA club, where he looked after the juvenile football teams

A former Catholic priest remembers Fr Malachy Finnegan when he was at the Stroud treatment centre for sex offenders in Gloucestershire, England. It wa(...)

Former president Mary McAleese addressing the Voices of Faith conference in Rome last week. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

In his speech to the Brookings Institution in Washington on Tuesday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described the impasse in Northern Ireland as “corrosive an(...)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin Denis Nulty is  to visit the parish in Co Laois where  Fr Malachy Finnegan was a curate  in the early 1950s.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin Denis Nulty is on Saturday to visit the parish in Co Laois where abuser priest Fr Malachy Finnegan was a curate for thr(...)

Norah Gibbons, the independent chairwoman of Stormont’s Inter-Departmental Working Group, resigned on health grounds. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The process put in place by the Northern Ireland Executive to determine if there should be public inquiries into clerical child abuse, mother and baby(...)

Fr Malachy Finnegan: the late president of St Colman’s College, Newry. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

Donal remembers vividly one particularly beating by the late president of St Colman’s College, Newry, Fr Malachy Finnegan, mainly because the priest i(...)

Clement Leneghan, who has joined his sister former president Mary McAleese in calling for  an independent inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse at St Colman’s College Newry Co Down.

Clement Leneghan, the youngest brother of former president Mary McAleese, has called for an independent inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse at St(...)

Former president Mary McAleese addressing the ‘Voices of Faith’ conference in Rome last week. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

Former president Mary McAleese has called for an independent inquiry into physical and sexual abuse at St Colman’s College in Newry, Co Down. She tol(...)

Dr John McAreavey will remains Bishop of Dromore until Pope Francis accepts his resignation. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Despite announcing his resignation earlier this month Dr John McAreavey remains on as Bishop of Dromore until his standing down is accepted by Pope Fr(...)

Bishop John McAreavey (pictured): Actions of Malachy Finnegan were ‘abhorrent, inexcusable and indefensible’

Catholic Bishop of Dromore John McAreavey has apologised for saying the funeral Mass in 2002 for abuser priest Fr Malachy Finnegan, a former president(...)

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