Cardinal Sean Brady
A report stated incorrectly that a victim of paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth, Brendan Boland, had reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with Cardinal Sean Brady (News, early editions, December 5). Mr Boland’s settlement was reached with the Archdiocese of Armagh.
The then Fr Brady also did not make Mr Boland take an oath in 1975.
While he witnessed Mr Boland’s statement, Fr Brady's role was as a note-taker in a Church inquiry charged with bringing a case against Fr Smyth. We are happy to set the record straight.