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#Brendan Smyth

# brendan-smyth - Friday 20 January, 2017

'Unspeakable cruelty and vicious abuse' - historical abuse inquiry releases damning report
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Unspeakable cruelty and vicious abuse' - historical abuse inquiry releases damning report

Jan 20th 2017, 4:25 PM 21,505 Views 52 Comments

The greatest number of complaints relate to four Catholic-run homes in the North.

# brendan-smyth - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Brendan Smyth victim: 'I could have been saved'
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Brendan Smyth victim: 'I could have been saved'

Jun 25th 2015, 11:27 AM 9,523 Views 40 Comments

Rose said she would consider taking legal action against gardaí who were aware of his abuse.

# brendan-smyth - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Brendan Smyth victim: 'Every time it happened another part of me died'
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Brendan Smyth victim: 'Every time it happened another part of me died'

Jun 23rd 2015, 2:52 PM 12,070 Views 30 Comments

Loreto, who was previously known as Samantha, successfully campaigned to have the word ‘Reverend’ removed from the paedophile priest’s headstone.

# brendan-smyth - Monday 22 June, 2015

'He ought never to have been ordained' - Fr Brendan Smyth's order
# Awful
# Awful

'He ought never to have been ordained' - Fr Brendan Smyth's order

Jun 22nd 2015, 3:21 PM 20,936 Views 76 Comments

The north’s historical abuse inquiry is to concentrate on the crimes of the notorious paedophile priest all this week.

# brendan-smyth - Friday 15 August, 2014

Cardinal Seán Brady has offered to resign as Primate of All Ireland
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Cardinal Seán Brady has offered to resign as Primate of All Ireland

Aug 15th 2014, 10:43 PM 23,545 Views 193 Comments

The offer of resignation, in line with Canon Law, must be approved by the Pope.

# brendan-smyth - Friday 1 June, 2012

PSNI says abuse allegations in BBC programme did not happen in North
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

PSNI says abuse allegations in BBC programme did not happen in North

Jun 1st 2012, 2:29 PM 1,606 Views 3 Comments

BBC’s This World programme alleged that Cardinal Sean Brady had failed to protect children from abuse.

# brendan-smyth - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Column: Ireland needs an international safeguard for our children
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland needs an international safeguard for our children

May 15th 2012, 10:00 AM 29 Views 5 Comments

We need to draw a line under our tragic history of child abuse – and a new international standard is the perfect opportunity, writes Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance.

# brendan-smyth - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Brendan Boland: My healing won't begin until Brady resigns
# Brendan Boland
# Brendan Boland

Brendan Boland: My healing won't begin until Brady resigns

May 8th 2012, 9:22 PM 4,200 Views 43 Comments

But the clerical abuse survivor welcomed yesterday’s public apology from the Primate of All Ireland.

# brendan-smyth - Monday 7 May, 2012

Parents should have been warned: Cardinal Seán Brady
# Abuse
# Abuse

Parents should have been warned: Cardinal Seán Brady

May 7th 2012, 7:49 PM 6,554 Views 74 Comments

Catholic Church leader apologises to abuse victims and says he regrets “very much” that parents of children at risk weren’t informed.

# brendan-smyth - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Good innings and Jedi Knights: The week in quotes
# Said And Done
# Said And Done

Good innings and Jedi Knights: The week in quotes

May 6th 2012, 7:00 PM 5,099 Views 4 Comments

“They were absolutely stoned out of their minds.”

Diarmuid Martin calls for independent inquiry into Brendan Smyth abuse
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Diarmuid Martin calls for independent inquiry into Brendan Smyth abuse

May 6th 2012, 2:57 PM 3,000 Views 23 Comments

The Archbishop of Dublin said an international investigation of the actions of both Church and State was needed to reveal the “full story”.

# brendan-smyth - Friday 4 May, 2012

'Where's the humanity?' - prominent theologian says Cardinal Brady should resign
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

'Where's the humanity?' - prominent theologian says Cardinal Brady should resign

May 4th 2012, 8:50 AM 3,369 Views 43 Comments

Fr Vincent Twomy says Brady “has unfortunately lost his moral credibility” over the 1975 abuse inquiry.

# brendan-smyth - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Poll: Should Cardinal Seán Brady resign?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Cardinal Seán Brady resign?

May 3rd 2012, 9:40 AM 9,472 Views 128 Comments

As the pressure on Cardinal Brady shows no sign of abating, we want to know what you think.

# brendan-smyth - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

In full: Cardinal Brady responds to allegations over role in abuse inquiry
# Abuse
# Abuse

In full: Cardinal Brady responds to allegations over role in abuse inquiry

May 2nd 2012, 12:42 PM 3,983 Views 50 Comments

The primate of all-Ireland has released a statement in response to new allegations about his role in an inquiry into abuse allegations against the paedophile priest Brendan Smyth.

Cardinal Brady faces new claims over role in sex abuse inquiry
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Cardinal Brady faces new claims over role in sex abuse inquiry

May 2nd 2012, 7:31 AM 4,149 Views 78 Comments

Abuse allegations made by a 14-year-old boy were mishandled by the current head of the Catholic Church back in the 1970s with result that other boys were abused, a BBC documentary disclosed.

# brendan-smyth - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Abuse victim calls for Brady apology as lawsuits against Cardinal emerge
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Abuse victim calls for Brady apology as lawsuits against Cardinal emerge

Dec 4th 2011, 1:46 PM 1,667 Views 0 Comments

Brendan Boland has called for an apology from Cardinal Sean Brady in the wake of settlement reached this week over the Bishop of Armagh’s handling of allegations of abuse by Fr Brendan Smyth.

# brendan-smyth - Monday 25 April, 2011

Remains of paedophile priest Smyth to be removed so that land can be sold
# Brendan Smyth
# Brendan Smyth

Remains of paedophile priest Smyth to be removed so that land can be sold

Apr 25th 2011, 1:05 PM 3,152 Views 0 Comments

The sale of the Co Cavan plot of land in which Brendan Smyth is buried can’t be finalised until he is removed from it.

The 9 at 9: Easter Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Easter Monday

Apr 25th 2011, 9:06 AM 3,584 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know at 9am: A week of teachers’ conferences begins, Brendan Smyth to be exhumed, and how the Irish aren’t so glum after all…