Clerical Child Abuse – The Irish Experience

  • Yvonne Murphy
Keywords: child abuse, republic of ireland, catholic church


Ireland has been overwhelmed in the past two decades by what the Catholic Church itself has called ‘a tsunami’ of revelations of clerical child abuse – physical as well as sexual – of the meticulous concealment of abuse and abusers and of a long-established, and almost universal policy of protecting the assets and reputation of the Church, in preference to exposing the abusers.Between 2006 and 2009 Judge Yvonne Murphy chaired a Commission of Inquiry into the child sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin.
How to Cite
Murphy, Y. (1). Clerical Child Abuse – The Irish Experience. Victoria University Law and Justice Journal, 3(1), 19-26.