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A predatory priest's sex crimes were ignored to protect the good name of the Catholic church, a public inquiry found. Fr Brendan Smyth attacked children "far and wide" at residential homes in Northern Ireland from the 1940s and was convicted of more than 100 offences. He was allowed a car…
Victims of historic child abuse in Northern Ireland should receive state-backed compensation payments of up to £100,000, an inquiry has recommended. Those abused in state, church and charity run homes should also be offered an official apology from government and the organisations that ran the residential facilities where it happened,…
Shocking instances of historic child abuse in institutions in Northern Ireland have been outlined in the findings of the region's four-year inquiry into mistreatment of residents. Probe chairman Sir Anthony Hart has begun announcing the conclusions of the wide-ranging report in Belfast - a statement that is due to last…
Northern Ireland's public inquiry into child abuse at residential homes run by churches and the state will be judged on the extent to which it delivers truth and justice, campaigners said. The Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry is due to publish its report on Friday. Evidence from hundreds of witnesses…
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