New allegations of child sexual abuse by priests at Blackrock College have emerged in recent days, prompted by a radio documentary that told in detail of two brothers who were sexually abused by priests at the school in the 1970s, unbeknown to each other.
At least 233 men have made allegations of abuse against 77 Irish priests from the Spiritans, some of whom were serial abusers left with unchecked access to children in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The following are four of the priests against whom allegations were made:
All of this abuse was disgusting and cries to Heaven for punishment.
And the horror of abuse was compounded by the horror of all the cover up that went with it.
The state and the tax payer should not have to pay one cent of the compensation.
The religious orders should pay ALL the compensation.