Yesterday news broke on the release of a 700-page report, prepared by a group appointed by the Irish government and called the Commission of Investigation Into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. The investigation concluded that the police and the Roman Catholic hierarchy colluded for decades to conceal cases of child abuse by priests of the Archdiocese of Dublin. The NY Times presented the story in this morning's edition with a piece titled "Report Says Irish Bishops and Police Hid Abuse".
Grant Gallicho has posted on this topic at the dotCommonweal blog (Dublin clergy-abuse report released)
Rocco Palmo, of Whispers in the Loggia, has also posted (In Dublin, "A Perversion of Power.")