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Notorious: Paedophile priest Brendan Smyth committed harrowing abuse Photo: Steve Humphreys

Notorious: Paedophile priest Brendan Smyth committed harrowing abuse Photo: Steve Humphreys

Notorious: Paedophile priest Brendan Smyth committed harrowing abuse Photo: Steve Humphreys

The remit of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland did not extend across the Border. If it had, An Garda Siochana would almost certainly have come under scrutiny over suspicions that it covered up the crimes of notorious paedophile Brendan Smyth.

Sir Anthony Hart, the chair of the inquiry, called it 'The Finglas Episode'.


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