Abuse trial cannot proceed because of delay in prosecution

A FORMER Christian Brother who is charged with more than 100 counts of indecently assaulting young boys in Limerick city more than 30 years ago has been granted permission in the High Court to seek an order stopping his trial from proceeding because of a delay in prosecuting him.

A FORMER Christian Brother who is charged with more than 100 counts of indecently assaulting young boys in Limerick city more than 30 years ago has been granted permission in the High Court to seek an order stopping his trial from proceeding because of a delay in prosecuting him.

Seamus Treacy, aged 70, of Ashton Close, Swords, Dublin is accused of indecently assaulting 13 boys at CBS primary school, Sexton Street and at St Enda’s swimming pool, Roxboro, on dates between 1978 and 1981.

He faces a total of 138 charges.

Treacy’s trial, which had been due to begin this week at Limerick Circuit Court, cannot proceed until the substantive High Court application is adjudicated on later in the year.