The Ferns Report on allegations that the Catholic Church covered up sexual abuse of young people by priests will be published this afternoon.
The 271-page report by Justice Frank Murphy was presented to the Cabinet this morning.
A Government spokesperson said the Ferns Report shows a catalogue of gross serial abuse and dereliction of duty in the Ferns Diocese.
The report will not be published on the Internet because of legal advice.
Three and a half years ago Bishop Brendan Comiskey resigned from Ferns in the wake of accusations that he had failed to protect children against the alleged serial rapist Father Sean Fortune, who took his own life in 1999 before standing trial.
Mr Justice Murphy was asked by Government to examine Church and State responses to this and other alleged cover-ups of clerical molestation.
His 271-page report is expected to reveal a pattern of clerical sexual abuse in Co Wexford stretching back to before Dr Comiskey's time and centred on the old Diocesan seminary.
There are reports that over 20 priests are implicated in abuse allegations