Diocese of Clogher to be sued in the US

The Diocese of Clogher is to be sued in the US by clerical sex abuse specialist, lawyer Jeff Anderson.

The diocese of Clogher takes in Fermanagh, Tyrone, Monaghan and Donegal.

The action by Mr Anderson is in connection with allegations of child sexual abuse in the early 1980s by a former Clogher priest.

Announcing the formation of a new London-based law firm, Mr Anderson said yesterday that the firm’s first joint case would be taken in Minnesota against a retired priest from the Diocese of Clogher.