Tá an Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) ag iarraidh ar Choimisinéir na nGardaí athbhreithniú críochnúil a dhéanamh ar na próisis fiosrúcháin maidir le Domhnall Ó Lubhaí.
Deir stiúrthóir feidhmeannach an RCNI Fiona Neary, “Mr Ó Lubhlaí has allegations against him that date from 1955 up to the present day. It appears that at least two opportunities in 1991 and 1998 were presented to the Gardaí to investigate allegations against this very influential and powerful figure.
“We ask the Garda Commissioner to ensure a full review to ascertain if the Gardaí utilised the opportunity of the investigation in 1991 to examine whether abuse had taken place, as was practiced elsewhere in such incidents eg in the investigation and conviction of Fr Eugene Greene. Questions also surround the loss of vital evidence from this 1991 case which then impacted on an investigation in 1998, when five men came forward and reported sexual violence by Ó Lubhlaí.
“It is vital that all allegations of sexual abuse are investigated fully by authorities in order to ensure the best response to survivors and to prevent future acts of sexual violence being committed by perpetrators.
“We commend the victims who came forward in 1998 and more recently. Support is available from Rape Crisis Centres across Ireland for survivors or their loved ones or communities who may be struggling with the impact of this case.”
Dar le tuairiscí maidir le torramh Uí Lubhlaí, thuairiscigh muid nach raibh ach tuairim ar fiche duine ag a thórramh. Tuigtear dúinn anois go mbaineann an figiúr sin leis an líon duine a sheas ag uaigh Uí Lubhlaí.
Deirtear linn go raibh go an seipeal féin “lán”. Arsa fear a d’fhreastail ar an torramh gur chreid sé na líomhaintí uilig ach go ndeachaigh sé chuig an tórramh de bhrí go raibh trua aige do Dhomhnall Ó Lubhlaí.