Father Brendan Smyth

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06 Apr 2017 - The Irish Examiner
Three religious orders, including notorious paedophile Fr Brendan Smyth's Norbertines, have shown no "real change from their historical behaviour" in terms of safeguarding children.
02 Sep 2016 - Belfast Telegraph
Fr D'Arcy made the comments in an interview with Hot Press magazine published today. "There have been people, young women, who took their own lives because of what Brendan Smyth did to them," the Enniskillen priest said.
24 Jul 2014 - Irish times
A number of new documents including Catholic Primate Cardinal Seán Brady's handwritten account of answers provided at a secret 1975 inquiry into allegations of abuse by the notorious Fr Brendan Smyth, are contained in a book published this week...
01 Jun 2012 - BBC News
The PSNI has said clerical sex abuse referred to in a BBC programme did not take place in Northern Ireland. The BBC's This World found that in 1975, Cardinal Sean Brady had the names and address of children being abused by Fr Brendan Smyth, but...
11 May 2012 - Irish times
There has been strong reaction to an article by journalist Mary Kenny calling for an "honest inquiry" into Fr Brendan Smyth's abuse of children and in which details of the abuse are spelled out. She called for an end to "...
09 May 2012 - Irish Independent
A sex-abuse victim has welcomed a public apology from Cardinal Sean Brady but insisted last night that the cleric should quit his position as the leader of Ireland's Catholics. Brendan Boland was abused for two years from the age of 12 by...
09 May 2012 - BBC News
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has accused the Vatican of "miserably failing" the victims of child sexual abuse. He said the failings of Rome were a greater issue than the position of Cardinal Sean Brady. Mr McGuinness told the...
07 May 2012 - UTV News
The leader of the Catholic church in Ireland has apologised to a victim of clerical child abuse - Brendan Boland, who was among those targeted by paedophile priest Brendan Smyth in 1975. Cardinal Seán Brady insists he will not be resigning from his...
04 May 2012 - Irish times
Not all Irish priests in the 1960s and 1970s were as enthralled by silence as Fr Seán Brady, it would appear. He had been "part of an unhelpful culture of deference and silence in society, and the Church . . . " he said on Wednesday. Not...
04 May 2012 - Irish times
The cost of the State's redress scheme for survivors of institutional child abuse is set to rise by more than €100 million following a surge in applications for compensation last year. Unpublished estimates compiled by senior Department of...