Dublin priest steps aside as probe begins
A priest in the Dublin Archdiocese has voluntarily stepped aside from his position over child protection concerns.
Parishioners in Rathnew, Co Wicklow, were informed at weekend masses that curate Fr Denis Nolan was taking time away to allow for church and state investigations to take place.
The Dublin Archdiocese declined to give specific details about the nature of the concerns, but stated that reports of all allegations of abuse are passed to gardai and the Health Service Executive.
"A priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin has voluntarily stood aside from his position as a result of information received giving rise to child protection concerns," a statement from the archdiocese said.