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Irish Church abuse victim feels 'vindicated' by report

A damning report into clerical child abuse in the Dublin archdiocese has criticised the Catholic Church hierarchy for covering up the abuse.

The report investigated how Church and state authorities handled allegations of child abuse against 46 priests.

It found that the Church placed its own reputation above the protection of children in its care.

Marie Collins, a victim of the abuse, says a damning report into clerical child abuse vindicates her claims.

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