Niece of Bishop Casey claims he abused her

Niece of Bishop Casey claims he abused her

A NIECE of the late Bishop Eamonn Casey, who served in Limerick for a number of years, claims she was raped and sexually abused by him from the age of five for more than a decade.

And the Irish Mail on Sunday also have reported that two other allegations of child sexual abuse by Bishop Casey let do separate settlements.

Now living in London Limerick born Patricia Donovan, niece of the late Bishop claimed she was raped and sexually assaulted in Limerick and Kerry and Galway by her uncle. His sister Josephine was Patricia's mother.

"He was quite organised and selective and I think he saw that I was vulnerable and quite sensitive. It was rape, everything you imagine.  It was the worst kind of abuse, it was horrific," she told former Limerick Leader journalist Anne Sheridan who now works for the Mail.

Ms Donovan brought the allegations to the UK police in November of 2005. Detectives from limerick traveled to England to take a statement from her in January of 2006 but by August, the Director of Public Prosecutions directed that no charges be brought on 13 sample allegations.