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Sam Smyth: The 'curse' of the paedophile priest lives on

Sam Smyth

Published 15/03/2010 | 05:00

HE is the notorious paedophile priest who brought down a Taoiseach and government in the last century and the Catholic Primate of All Ireland could be his latest casualty in 2010.

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Fr Brendan Smyth attached himself to Cardinal Sean Brady 35 years ago and the toxic connection will determine the outcome of a High Court case.

That court case, and the publicity arising from it, will determine if Cardinal Brady can credibly remain as the head of the Catholic Church in Ireland.

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