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  • Child abuse in the Irish Catholic church

The Irish Catholic church has been recently the center of public debate: the publication of two reports, the Ryan report and the Murphy report – named after the judges who presided over the deliberations of legal inquiries into the running of Catholic institutions called ’industrial schools’ and ’reformatories’ for children, on the onehand, and the Catholic church’s (mis)management of cases of clerical child sex abuse in the Archdiocese of Dublin, on the other, were published in 2009; the information they disclosed concerning violence and abuse against children caused a great shock in public opinion.

A complete article is available concerning this situation: "The Memory and Amnesia of Irish Catholicism", by Brian Conway.

 Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, 2009.
 Commission of Investigation: Report into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, July 2009.

D 30 September 2010    ABrian Conway

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