In the Media

Radio France discusses McAllister Olivarius case
Tune in at 12:25 for insights into the case.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Derek McCarthy endured horrific sexual abuse at Ireland’s prestigious Rockwell College. Decades later, he took the courageous step of publicly naming and suing those responsible for his abuse. In 2023, his four-year legal battle was concluded with a financial settlement and acknowledgement of the harms done by the Spiritan-run school.

In this broadcast, Derek and Dr Ann Olivarius discuss the case, and explain why the bravery of people like Derek is helping other survivors to confront their pasts.

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