Bishop Hegarty clarifies position on abuse cover-up claims

first_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal The Bishop of Derry says his diocese was not behind the confidentiality agreement in an out of court settlement with a woman who claims she was abused.Seamus Hegarty was involved in reaching the deal with a woman who alleged she was abused by an unnamed priest between 1979 and 1989.In a statement this evening, the Bishop says the confidentiality agreement was proposed by one of the other parties involved in the case and in order to reach a settlement, the diocese agreed.The civil action was settled in 2000 – without admission of liability.12,000 pounds was paid to the alleged victim – subject to a confidentiality agreement. By News Highland – March 18, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Twitter News WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Bishop Hegarty clarifies position on abuse cover-up claims Facebook Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Previous articleTrial begins of man who denies rape chargeNext article‘Unacceptable’ delays in accessing Ballybofey FAS services News Highland Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers last_img read more