• By Maria

 The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC)  welcomes the publication of the audits prepared by Ian Elliot on the six diocese Raphoe, Derry, Dromore, Tuam, Kilmore & Ardagh and Clonmacnoise.

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop Chief Executive DRCC, said: “The conclusions of Ian Elliot in his audit of the 6 diocese is that lessons have been learned and that current practice and the handling of accusations of clerical child sex abuse is positive. However there were appropriate criticisms of how these allegations were handled in the past.

The clients availing of the services of the Dublin Rape Crisis centre whose allegations were not handled appropriately in the past may not find much comfort in these reports. We would hope that the apologies that are repeated in the reports will go some way to helping these survivors on their road to recovery.”




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