It’s worth listening to this studio interview with the young man, Derek Mulligan, who has spoken out about the sustained abuse he suffered as a young man in Derrybeg, Gaoth Dobhair.
It’s distressing, not least the details of what happened and where it left him, and the suidical state it pushed him into. But the detail worth noting here is that Mulligan is adamant that his abuser, Michael Ferry, was working at the Ard Scoil Mhuire right up to the day he was arrested.
Considering the management of the College is now saying he never worked alone, there is a case to answer as to whether they knew he was a risk to children but left him in the building unsupervised for a long period of the year…
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