Saturday 23 September 2017

Chris Moore: Club protecting monster went all the way to top

Brendan Smyth is led from the Four Courts in Dublin after being sentenced to 12 years in July 1997
Brendan Smyth is led from the Four Courts in Dublin after being sentenced to 12 years in July 1997

Chris Moore

FATHER Brendan Smyth was evil. He raped and buggered children, boys and girls, who came into his life. He often chose the children of families who regarded him as a trusted friend first and foremost. And then secondly as a priest.

Sure he was great with the kids. Always chasing them, tickling them and bringing them sweets.

He took them out on excursions to the cinema, along the coast for days by the sea with fish and chips and ice-cream.

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