Patrick Mccabe

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Ready, steady, bicker: Ludo Lefebvre, Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson are the judges on The Taste

If The Taste (Channel 4, Tuesday) proves a hit for Nigella Lawson, it will be a case of revenge being a dish best served with a spoon. In the new cook(...)

What lies beneath

PondlingBoys’ School, Smock Alley****Madeline is a lady, impeccable in presentation, delighting in all things beautiful, with a taste for the finer th(...)

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan: “It is a matter of regret to me that people did not receive the appropriate attention and action from the Garda Síochána to which they were entitled.”

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has expressed regret at how gardaí referred to in newly published chapter the Murphy report dealt with allegations (...)

In 1988 Dublin’s Catholic bishops, and Archbishop-elect Desmond Connell, decided to unleash known paedophile Patrick McCabe on an unsuspecting California. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You could say that chapter 20 is a 62-page distillation of all the horrors revealed in the Murphy report, in general.It illustrates vividly a world wh(...)

Murphy found that Dermot  Ryan, archbishop from 1972 to 1984 “protected Fr McCabe to an extraordinary extent; he ensured, as far as he could, that very few people knew about his activities”

Chapter 20 of the Murphy report, “encapsulates everything that was wrong with the [Dublin] archdiocesan handling of child sexual abuse cases,” it said(...)

Three former Archbishops of Dublin have been criticised in trenchant terms in a previously unpublished section of a report on the handling of child ab(...)

Kevin Barry has won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award, one of the world’s richest literary prizes, for his novel City of Bohane. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Kevin Barry has won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award, one of the world’s richest literary prizes, for his novel City of Bohane. The winne(...)

I wrote recently about unjustified guilt felt by victims of child abuse. From the responses I received, both in conversation and by email, it s(...)

 Abuse victim James Moran speaking to the media outside court today  after former priest Patrick McCabe received an 18-month jail sentence for indecently assaulting him and another young boy in the 1970s. He said said McCabe’s sexual assault had blighted his life. Photograph: Courtpix

A former priest whose abuse of children in the 1970s and 1980s was featured in the Murphy report will walk free this weekend after an 18-month (...)

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