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Safeguarding body’s funds cut

by Gregg Ryan, Ireland Correspondent

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 @ 12:24

THE former head of the Roman Catholic Church's child-safeguarding body in Ireland, Ian Elliott, has accused some elements in the Church of cutting funding to the National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI), to hinder further investigations.

He said that some religious bodies used covert means to undermine the board's work by reducing funding from €678,000 in 2010 to €596,000 in 2012. In his six-year tenure, he issued several scathing ...

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