| 9.9°C Dublin

Nun in sex-abuse trial can't be named

AN application by the State to prevent the naming of a Catholic nun facing 87 charges relating to the alleged sexual abuse of children has been granted, writes Greg Harkin.

Prosecution counsel Dara Foynes made the application at Sligo Circuit Court, where the nun appeared yesterday. Judge Tony Hunt granted it.

The case had been moved to Sligo from another county for hearing. The judge also banned publication of the name of that county.

Earlier, the court had heard that the case was moved to Sligo at the request of the nun's legal team.

"There are 87 counts in relation to offences of a certain nature," said Ms Foynes.

Judge Hunt remanded the nun on continuing bail to appear at the same court on March 6.

Irish Independent