The former parish priest of Rasharkin in County Antrim flew into Dublin on Thursday night under the cover of darkness.
Father John (JJ) Murray is wanted for questioning bu the PSNI with regard historic abuse cases.
His bishop, Noel Treanor had gone to the Resharkin parochial house and this resulted in Fr. Murray leaving there that day.
Initially he went to stay with a family member in County Down and later lived in Newcastle, County Down.
However, within a short space of time he had gone to apartment on a golf resort in Tenerife.
The PSNI made various efforts to get him to return for questioning.
We do not know what led to Thursday’s arrival in Dublin.
Currently he is staying with family. He also plans some medical examinations before meeting the PSNI – possibly next week.
The alleged victims have all been informed of his return and are now hoping for for closure and justice.
One of them told the blog yesterday that a great weight she had carrird for 35 is beginning to lift off her shoulders.
Let us keep all involved,, especially the victims, in our thoughts and prayers.
Tomorrow’s Northern Ireland edition of THE SUNDAY WORLD will carry a context based story on the matter.