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September 2023
Bill Kenneally: How a TD, a priest and gardaí handled Waterford child abuse complaints
The Commission of Investigation concluded its first public hearings this week with new light thrown on the case.
Ex-FF TD denies concealing abuse by Bill Kenneally in order to 'protect political ambitions'
Brendan Kenneally insisted that his cousin’s sex offences were not a ‘family secret’.
'Missed opportunities' by gardaí in 1980s to apprehend sex offender - child protection expert
The commission of investigation into an alleged cover-up heard that there was a ‘missed opportunity’ to apprehend the sex offender at an earlier date.
Bill Kenneally case 'one of the most serious cases of paedophilia ever in Ireland', judge says
‘The children knew about it and older children were warning young children about the danger,’ Mr Justice Michael White said.
Senior garda tells inquiry that sex offender abused at least 29 people
Chief Superintendent Anthony Petitt alleged there may be more victims who have not come forward.
'I found it a very strange policing attitude, when he had info that... 3 boys had been abused'
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
An inquiry into the alleged cover-up of child sex abuse finally opened to the public this week – this is what happened.
Basketball Ireland says it received 'no allegations' about Bill Kenneally prior to 2013 report
“Nobody put their hand up and told Basketball Ireland” about Kenneally’s abuse of children, a former commissioner for the sports body told an inquiry today.
Convicted child abuser Bill Kenneally to be called before State inquiry
There are up to 15 witnesses still to be called before the inquiry.
Gardaí didn't contact abuse victim until 'day after' newspaper article about the case, inquiry told
The long-running inquiry heard claims that the abuse of one victim became a subject of ‘gossip’ among gardaí.
Inquiry hears monsignor made phone call to ex-Fianna Fáil TD to 'suppress' abuse accusations
The Commission of Investigation examining allegations of a cover up in the Bill Keneally case held its first public hearing today.
Inquiry into alleged collusion in Bill Kenneally case to take place in public for first time
Since 2019, the inquiry has been examining allegations that the sex offender was prevented from being arrested and charged at a much earlier stage.
This year
Inquiry into alleged collusion for Bill Kenneally abuse to conclude 'this year'
The former Fianna Fáil tallyman was sentenced to an additional four-and-half-years in prison this week.
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Bill Kenneally appears in court charged with 171 counts of sexual assault against three boys
The charges against Kenneally (68) relate to a period of time in the 1980s.
Commission of Investigation into response to abuse allegations against Bill Kenneally to begin next week
The former sports coach is serving a 14-year prison sentence in relation to 10 counts of indecent assault against minors in the 1980s.
Tusla has a file from 1980s on Bill Kenneally, says abuse survivor
The 20-page file was written in the 1980s, and was brought to the attention of survivors through an FOI request.
Retired judge to lead probe into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case
A number of survivors of that abuse allege that there was collusion between the Gardaí and the Catholic Church.
Kenneally abuse complaints: Alleged collusion between gardaí and church to be probed
The former Waterford sports coach is currently serving a 14 year prison sentence.
Progress on Bill Kenneally inquiry as survivors meet Justice Minister
The Commission of Investigation could start as early as this summer.
Former sports coach to be sent forward for trial on 99 charges of alleged assault on boys
The alleged incidents date back to the 1980s.
Convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally loses appeal for reduced sentence
Kenneally had been sentenced to 14 years and two months for abusing 10 teenage boys in the 1980s.
Child abuser Bill Kenneally has launched an appeal against his 14-year jail sentence
His lawyers are claiming the judge was “vengeful” and placed too much emphasis on victims.
Bill Kenneally's 'forgotten victims' want to know how that 'horrible monster got away with it for so long'
The government has said it will launch an inquiry – but there is no start date as yet.
Victims of sex abuser urge Minister to green light inquiry into gardaí's handling of case
A commission of investigation has had a stay put on it by the government.
Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally
The former national basketball coach is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.
Waterford bishop backs victims' requests for inquiry into paedophile Bill Kenneally
Victims want to know if gardaí didn’t arrest Kenneally because of his political connections, among other issues.
'We were swept under the carpet 30 years ago': Victim of prolific paedophile pleads for inquiry
Jason Clancy believes a garda cover up allowed Bill Kenneally to do as he pleased during four decades.
Waterford coach jailed for sex abuse was 'a beast' and 'an animal', say victims
He will spend 14 years in prison.