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    Cardinal Brady and the Civil Action Taken by alleged victim of Brendan Smyth.

    Ring, Sinéad (2010) Cardinal Brady and the Civil Action Taken by alleged victim of Brendan Smyth. Human Rights in Ireland.

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    The Irish Times reports that Cardinal Seán Brady, the besieged leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has said today that he wants a “just resolution” to a civil case taken against him by an alleged victim of the convicted child abuser Father Brendan Smyth. The man is suing Cardinal Brady in his capacity as Archbishop of Armagh and as the Catholic Church’s representative in Ireland. The action was initially taken some 13 years ago, in 2007. The Cardinal has asked his lawyers to engage with the complainant’s solicitor “with a view to progressing the case”. The man claims he was repeatedly sexually abused by Brendan Smyth in Dundalk in the early 1970s. According to the Irish Times, the man is alleging that the Catholic Church called an ecclesiastical court to deal with the allegations and assured the man that Smyth would never be placed in a siutation where he could abuse children

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Cardinal Brady; Civil Action; alleged victim; Brendan Smyth;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 18434
    Depositing User: Sinead Ring
    Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2024 11:09
    Journal or Publication Title: Human Rights in Ireland
    Publisher: Human Rights in Ireland
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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