Friday 2 December 2016

Abuse horrors ignored by most

Published 07/04/2010 | 05:00

As a survivor of child sexual abuse in Ireland in the 1960s, I read John Cooney's article on Cardinal Brady (Irish Independent, April 5) with great disappointment.

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Mr Cooney never fails to dip his pen in the stale acid of vengefulness, having little regard for the real truth.

In particular, in his last paragraph he writes -- knowing it to be problematic -- that the cardinal could have prevented the late Fr Brendan Smyth from going on to abuse hundreds of more children, had the cardinal reported the matter to the gardai.

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