Directors of Colaiste Colmcille, Ardsbeg will not be prosecuted


THE Garda Press Office today (Monday) confirmed that the Director of Public Prosecutions has directed that no prosecution be taken against the three directors of Colaiste Cholmcille in regard to the employment of convicted paedophile Michael Ferry.

Michael Ferry (56) with an address at Carrickboyle was sentenced to 14 years in jail in July 2011 for raping four boys at the nearby Ard Scoil Mhuire on dates between July 1, 1990 and September 31, 2005.

Colaiste Colmcille used the building to run their Irish language summer school.


In December 2002, Ferry had been convicted on two counts of sexual assault at Letterkenny District Court. He was given a six-month suspended sentence and a €500 fine and he was also placed on the sex offenders register.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter demanded to know in 2011 what communication there had been between the gardai and HSE about Ferry’s 2002 conviction and how he was able to continue to work at the Irish college.

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