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Monday, May 30, 2011

Mary Raftery, Christian Brothers, Irish Times Controversy, Brother Edmund Garvey

Mary Raftery, Christian Brothers, Irish Times Controversy, Brother Edmund Garvey: "It is now clear that what has happened in some of these investigations is nothing short of a scandal. Take Artane, for instance. The gardaí took well over 500 statements alleging child abuse against more than 150 Brothers. Around half of these Brothers are still alive. Eventually, after painstaking investigation by a large team of full-time gardaí, files on up to 40 current and former brothers were sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions with recommendations that charges be brought.
And the outcome of probably the largest child sex abuse investigation ever in the history of the State? One single solitary charge, brought back in 1999 during the earliest stages of the operation, and which has yet to come to trial. Only a few months ago, the DPP made his final decision that there would be no further charges laid against any brother in Artane. This is despite the fact that in some cases, Brothers had actually admitted during the investigation that they had sexually abused boys. Needless to say, neither gardaí nor the DPP were aware of the existence of records detailing no fewer than 11 internal trials of Brothers in Artane for child sexual abuse."?KEEP DIGGING?

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