A priest from County Kerry has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for aiding the rape of a young girl from Liverpool in 2005.
Father McGrath was sentenced to five years imprisonment
Jeremiah McGrath, 63, who also worked in County Fermanagh, gave thousands of pounds to a paedophile, William Adams, to help groom the 12-year-old for sex.
Adams, 38, originally from Belfast, was given a life sentence after pleading guilty to rape and abuse of the child.
The judge ordered that he serve a minimum of seven years and six months.
McGrath was found guilty of facilitating the abuse at Liverpool Crown Court last month.
William Adams received a life sentence
McGrath first met Adams in a hostel for the homeless in Dublin in 1988. The two men subsequently developed a sexual relationship.
At this stage Adams had already been to jail in the Republic for abusing a young girl and admitted as much to the priest.
McGrath had denied all the charges.
The priest, who wore his clerical collar throughout the trial, insisted he had no idea that Adams was abusing the girl and claimed the cash transfers were linked to his gambling habit.