Saturday 2 March 2024

CWI : Operation Ainmhian (8)

As you are all aware, CW Investigates has been investigating the story of a priest in the South of Ireland who has, for some time now, been out of ministry due to a lapse in his promise of celibacy. 

We here at CW Investigates do not condone these lapses, however, we also do not condemn.  

Unfortunately, it appears to us however, that this man has been condemned by a ruthless set of judges and jury, and this has been done without aforementioned priest having being afforded the opportunity to apologise, make amends or otherwise. 

This aside, as we know, fresh allegations arose against this same priest earlier this year.

We will not rehash all of these, except two.

A public allegation was made that this man had allegedly physically and emotionally hurt an alleged third victim.

A further public allegation was made which stated that this man had fraudulently obtained €17,000 from an anonymous benefactor who meant for the money to be invested in the church.

Both of these allegations were made publicly,  and for the sake of clarity, were repeated many many times over.

As we have stated here previously,  CW Investigates would never condone this type of behaviour in a lay person, let alone a minister of any Church.

Normally,  we would encourage the victims to present their evidence either here where it would be treated respectfully, or at another place such as a Garda Station, where these alleged criminal matters could then be investigated.

The difficulty we have experienced (and continue to experience), as has been well documented, is that despite repeated calls for evidence,  all of those calls were met with angry responses, silence or veiled threats.

However, despite this, undaunted, CW Investigates has continued with its own investigation and we are happy to say we are now in possession of tangible evidence as relates to the two above named charges.

However, regrettably, we now have a new difficulty. 

Our evidence, and in fairness, it is fairly indisputable evidence, shows that the above two allegations are completely false.

Unfortunately, this has added a new dimension to this case which again prevents us from naming the people involved but, we want to assure our loyal readers of the following points:

* CW Investigates has evidence in relation to this story.

* It is indisputable evidence. 

* It shows, far beyond reasonable doubt, that the two allegations made publicly against this man are 100% false.

This is disturbing to say the least.

It raises a valid question, what else may be false?

We, and others more powerful than us, whose sandal strap we are unfit to fasten, shall keep investigating and updating as we go along.

We ask you all to pray for all involved.