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 (...)

John McClean was a rugby coach and English teacher at Terenure College in Dublin. File photograph: Collins Courts

There were rumours “swirling around Terenure College” about former teacher and rugby coach John McClean as far back as the 1970s, one of his former pu(...)

Former rugby coach, John McClean was jailed for eight years. File photograph: Collins Courts

Terenure College and the Carmelite order are set to face legal claims from past pupils who were sexually abused by former teacher and rugby coach John(...)

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(...)

Lives Lost: Paul McDermott 1963-2021

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

 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(...)

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