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Irish court allows publication of one missing chapter from report on abuse in Dublin

December 15, 2010

An Irish court has allowed publication of a previously censored chapter from the "Murphy Report" on abuse in the Dublin archdiocese.

The High Court said that Chapter 19 of the report, which had been withheld when the Murphy Report was made public in November 2009, can now be released. That chapter reported on accusations lodged against a former priest, Tony Walsh. The court had originally barred publication because criminal charges against Walsh were still pending. Those charges have now been resolved; Walsh was convicted last week on sex-abuse charges.

Chapter 20 of the Murphy Report was also withheld from publication last year because of pending charges against another man mentioned in that chapter. That restriction remains in place, since the charges are still not resolved.


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