Missionaries and owner/managers of many of Irelands most prestigious Irish schools (including Blackrock College, St Mary' Rathmines, St. Michael's and Rockwell College), the Spiritans (formerly known as the Holy Ghost Fathers), are accused today by Patsy McGarry of covering up a number of cases of sexual abuse in its schools in Ireland, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Canada. Some of the accusations involve priests known to have been abusing being returned to the ministry. Allegations of cover-up date from as late as the late 1990s.
The articles are all printed under the Rubric "Spiritans Crisis". Is there more to come?
More claims emerge of abuse by Spiritan priests - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 29, 2012
'I felt they would not believe me over a priest' - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 29, 2012
Teacher who admitted abusing children was returned to ministry - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 29, 2012
A priest notorious in school for 'tampering with boys' - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 29, 2012
'Violent, predatory and dangerous' - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 29, 2012