Abuse probe: De La Salle Order says sorry

Banbridge Court House in Banbridge where public hearings into allegations of historical child abuse in church and state-run homes in Northern Ireland is taking place.

Banbridge Court House in Banbridge where public hearings into allegations of historical child abuse in church and state-run homes in Northern Ireland is taking place.

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An order of Catholic Brothers has apologised for abusing boys at its residential care home in Northern Ireland.

The De La Salle religious figures ran a property in Kircubbin, Co Down, south east of Belfast, which was supposed to provide sanctuary and education for vulnerable children. Instead they abused those under their protection, a public inquiry established to determine the extent of the abuse heard.

Kevin Rooney QC, on behalf of the order, said: “That some brothers abused boys in care was in contradiction to their vocation as De La Salle Brothers.”

 

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