Brendan Smyth

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A boy whose skull was fractured when a van reversed over him while he was playing  has secured a €200,000 settlement of his High Court action.

A boy whose skull was fractured when a van reversed over him while he was playing near his home has secured a €200,000 settlement of his High Court ac(...)

The coffin of Billy McConville, son of IRA murder victim Jean McConville, is taken from St Paul’s Parish Church, Belfast following his funeral service. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The findings of the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry must be implemented immediately, a priest has urged at the funeral of Billy McConvill(...)

Brendan Smyth: a review established that four Norbertines had sexually abused so many children that it concluded the figure was simply ‘not known’.

The last public Mass by a Norbertine priest in Ireland was celebrated on Sunday September 25th, 2016. As of that date all public ministry by the Norbe(...)

Margaret McGuckin: “There was no love there at all, no Christian attitudes, none whatsoever.” Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

The Sisters of Nazareth and the De La Salle Brothers again issued apologies to those who suffered abuse in their care homes after the latest safeguard(...)

Brendan Smyth raped and sexually assaulted Helen McGonigle  in the US when she was aged between six and nine years old. Photograph: Colin Keegan

A woman who was sexually abused by serial paedophile Fr Brendan Smyth has criticised the Catholic Church for its “disturbing” failure to change its wa(...)

Fr Brendan Smyth. The Norbertine order is “still receiving complaints” relating to Smyth. Photograph: Colin Keegan.

When it came to the Norbertine congregation, of which Fr Brendan Smyth was a member, the Catholic Church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children sa(...)

Fr Brendan Smyth, a member of the Norbertine Order, was jailed in 1994 for sexually abusing children.  Photograph: Colin Keegan.

A woman who was sexually abused by serial paedophile Fr Brendan Smyth in the United States has condemned the Catholic Church for its “disturbing” fail(...)

Some 512 allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse had been made against 146 priests, brothers, and sisters belonging to the four congregations, five of whom were convicted in the courts.

It is practice when reviews of child protection standards are published by the Catholic Church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children that these a(...)

Fr Brendan Smyth, now deceased, abused the the man,  his sister and their cousin between 1969 and 1988. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Three victims of paedophile priest Brendan Smyth are entitled to a full hearing of their claim for damages in the High Court despite previous rulings (...)

Sir Anthony Hart, chairman of HIA Inquiry. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Some witnesses to the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) Inquiry said they were treated like child convicts. Others claimed they were forced to eat(...)

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