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Ireland braces itself for another report on clerical child abuse

Ireland braces itself for another report on clerical child abuseDublin Diocese Commission to name up to 15 priests said to have abused up to 450 children in capital over 35 years

Henry McDonald
Ireland Correspondent, Tuesday 21 July 2009

A report into clerical child abuse in Dublin released later today will "shock and horrify" the whole of Ireland, a leading figure in the Catholic church has admitted.

The Dublin Diocese Commission will name up to 15 priests they say were guilty of abusing children in the Irish capital over a 35-year-period.

Up to 450 victims have also been identified by the commission which will present the report to the Irish justice minister Dermot Ahern.

The Irish government now has to decide whether it should publicly name the clergy identified in the report.

"The report will shock and horrify Ireland," according to Archbishop

Added: Jul-21-2009 
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