Updated: 29th August 2017
Investigation into issues arising from the actions of Fr Brendan Smyth commenced on Monday 22nd June 2015 and spanned 4 sitting days. The timetable of proceedings with links to the transcripts, witness statements and evidence are provided below for each sitting day.
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Note: Information on this page may be subject to change.
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22nd June 2015
23rd June 2015
24th June 2015
Father William Fitzgerald
Prelate Administrator, Holy Trinity Abbey Kilnacrott
Father Donal Kilduff
Chancellor & Diocesan Secretary to the Diocese of Kilmore
Father John McKeever
Armagh Regional Marriage Tribunal, Archdiocese of Armagh
25th June 2015
Cardinal Sean Brady
Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Armagh
Father Timothy Bartlett
Episcopal Vicar for Education in Down & Connor Diocese