Man sentenced after conviction for abusing boys at Kilkenny orphanage

20 years ago this week...

Darren Hassett

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Darren Hassett

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The front pages of Yesteryear continued this week with an edition from December 19, 1997.

The new £1/2 million MacDonagh Railway Station was opened.

Mayor Margaret Tynan said: ‘This new station will act as a catalyst to bring about much worthwhile redevelopment of the total areas’.

Minister Mary O’Rourke was presented with a cut glass bowl by Tréas Hohan, Deputy Chairperson of the C.I.E Authority.

The Shell Oil company bought Healy’s family restaurant and filling station in Urlingford for £500,000.

Dublin man David Murray working in St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Kilkenny was sentenced after he was convicted of abusing boys at the orphanage between 1971 – 1976.