Abuse survivor Marie Collins has resigned from a panel established by Pope Francis to address clerical sexual abuse, accusing senior Vatican officials of "shameful" resistance to its work.
The Ferns Inquiry (2005) was an official Irish government inquiry into the allegations of clerical sexual abuse in the Irish Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferns.
Ireland's police colluded with the Catholic church in covering up clerical child abuse in Dublin on a huge scale, according to a damning report on decades of sex crimes committed by priests.
One of the more remarkable features of the clerical child sexual abuse scandal has been the low conviction level of alleged perpetrators in the courts.
Irish Child sexual abuse scandals ... How the Catholic Church Hid Away Hundreds of Irish Children | Times Documentaries - Duration: 11:18.
Report is expected to claim police were complicit in cover-up of sexual abuse by priests and lay members of the church Henry McDonald , Ireland correspondent Mon 29 Aug 2011 08.36 EDT First ...
Decades of clerical abuse and cover up have left the Catholic church in Ireland at breaking point. Darragh MacIntyre reveals new evidence of a scandal that goes to the very top of the Irish church. Darragh MacIntyre reveals new evidence of a scandal that goes to the very top of the Irish church.
The Irish Survivors of Child Abuse (Isoca), an organisation set up to help victims, condemned the newly appointed head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales for his remarks.
NOVEMBER - Murphy report on clerical child sex abuse in the Dublin archdiocese published. Two chapters, 19 and 20, are withheld pending court proceedings against two priests of the 46 investigated.
An audit looking at almost 2,000 allegations of clerical child sex abuse has found that 67 former Christian Brothers accused of abuse were “not traceable”, while others were visiting families ...