O Seachaigh sonnet appears on Leaving Cert Irish exam

A sex abuse survivors group has slammed the Government for allowing a question about the work of Donegal poet Cathal A sex abuse survivors group has slammed the Government for allowing a question about the work of Donegal poet Cathal O Seachaigh to appear on the Leaving Cert Irish exam.

A sonnet by the poet appeared on Tuedays higher level paper.

A 2008 documentary about the 53-year-old shocked RTE viewers as it was revealed that the poet had relations with teenagers in Nepal. The exam was the first time students were questioned on his work since 'Fairytale of Katmandu' was aired.

John Kelly, spokesperson for survivors group SOCA, says he will be meeting with members of the Department of Education next week, and he'll be looking for insurances that O Seachaighs work doesnt appear on any Leaving Cert papers again. to appear on the Leaving Cert Irish exam.

A sonnet by the poet appeared on Tuedays higher level paper.

A 2008 documentary about the 53-year-old shocked RTE viewers as it was revealed that the poet had relations with teenagers in Nepal. The exam was the first time students were questioned on his work since 'Fairytale of Katmandu' was aired.

John Kelly, spokesperson for survivors group SOCA, says he will be meeting with members of the Department of Education next week, and he'll be looking for insurances that O Seachaighs work doesnt appear on any Leaving Cert papers again.

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