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#Brendan Smyth

# brendan-smyth - Friday 20 January, 2017

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Good innings and Jedi Knights: The week in quotes

“They were absolutely stoned out of their minds.”

Diarmuid Martin calls for independent inquiry into Brendan Smyth abuse

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

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

# brendan-smyth - Thursday 3 May, 2012

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Poll: Should Cardinal Seán Brady resign?

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

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

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

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

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

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…