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Priest serving in Tuam archdiocese suspended over child safeguarding

Parishioners were informed yesterday evening that an allegation had been made against their priest.

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A CATHOLIC PRIEST serving in the Archdiocese of Tuam, Co Galway, has been suspended and will be questioned regarding child safeguarding issues, according to RTÉ.

The priest has not been named and Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary says the allegation which led to his suspension dates back to the 80s.

Galway Bay FM reports that the Archbishop informed the priest’s parishioners yesterday evening that an allegation had been made. Neary also said that the priest is entitled to every person’s right of presumption of innocence.

The complaint has been reported to the gardaí as well as the HSE and the National Board for Safeguarding Children.

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