Ireland's Child Care Institutions during the 20th. Century. Fo'T: The most vivid and passionate stories - banished babies, cruel orphanages, old abuses of power - have concerned things that went unnoticed, or at least unarticulated, at the time. News has often had to be redefined, not as the latest sensation but as that which everybody knew all along yet could not say.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Cardinal Connell Child Sex Abuse Files

A major disagreement has emerged between the Archbishop of Dublin and his predecessor over how to deal with the Government's inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Dublin. The former archbishop of Dublin, Cardinal Desmond Connell, has initiated High Court proceedings to prevent documents handed over by his successor, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, from being considered by the Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation.