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    Dublin's Litany of Abuse

    Andrew Brennan

    by Andrew Brennan

    On 26 November 2009, the Murphy Report was published. The report consisted of three volumes and cost a total of €3.6 million. The investigating commission identified 320 abused people between 1975 and 2004, and 120 from May 2004. It stated that the four archbishops, John Charles McQuaid, Dermot Ryan, Kevin McNamara, and Desmond Connell, who were serving during that time, handled complaints badly. One of the priests who admitted abuse, stated he did so more than 100 times. Another did so fortnightly for 25 years. Another died in 2002, professing that he had done nothing wrong. Along with clergy, the Gardaí were accused in the report of covering up the scandal.