29 Nov 2009

Child sex abuse scandal rocks Ireland

It’s been a crazy week over here.  We’ve been picking up the latest news on the most sickening sex abuse scenario ever – the cover up of systematic abuse of children over 30 years – yes 30 years -  by priests in the Dublin Archdiocese.

The scandal unfolded when the Ryan report came out in May 2009, which detailed horrific abuse over many years by those in the priesthood.

The Murphy Report followed and was even more scathing. It accused the Church of “..denial, arrogance and cover-up”. Those who suffered the abuse accused the Catholic Church of preserving its own image instead of prioritising the welfare of children. Take een dee story below in the YouTube vid.

Apologies have been flowing like rivers over dis side. And as I’ve said before – it’s the thing to do. So like somebody submits you to horrific abuse over years and years and they go “Sorry.. and I know sorry cannot repair your feelings but its the least I can offer.” Loadah bull, if you arks me.

Amazingly the full contents of the Murphy Report will not hit the public for legal reasons! Boll-ocks! See why in the Irish Times 2009-11-20. And now the DPP is likely to review 80 such cases with a view to prosecuting: See: The BelfastTelegraph 2009-11-28.

I wonder how a bunch of priests could all be so deranged. Work of the devil some will say. I also wonder where was god or what s/he was up to while all these children were being abused.

It gets worse! Yup. The police were apparently colluding with the Catholic Church in covering up the abuse. “The report states that senior clerical figures covered up the abuse over nearly 30 years and that the structures and rules of the church facilitated that cover-up. It says that state authorities facilitated the cover-up by allowing the church to be beyond the reach of the law.” Read it all in The UK Guardian 2009-11-26. You may stop vomiting now.

2009-11-29 14:40 GMT update. For those with more belly I’ve added the flashed version of the report that was released below: