01 Jul 2022

Man sentenced after conviction for abusing boys at Kilkenny orphanage

20 years ago this week...

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.

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