Ni Chainain confirms details of new film plans

The filmmaker who exposed poet Cathal O’Searcaigh for having sex with boys is making another film which threatens to lift the lid on one of Ireland’s most horrific sex scandals.

Neasa Ni Chianain admits her life has been turned on its head since exposing the Donegal poet in her film ‘Fairytale of Kathmandu’.

The film showed O’Searcaigh befriending a number of boys in Nepal in 2005 after raising €50,000 in Ireland to spend on their ‘education.’ The Irish language poet and writer later admitted he had sex with a number of the boys but did not think he had done anything wrong.

Neasa Ni Chianain is working on a fictional adaptation based on Donegal Garda Martin Ridge’s book, Breaking The Silence.

The film, which is a fictional adaptation of the book, tells the true story of nearly 30 years of sexual abuse by two convicted paedophiles in Co Donegal.

The film, which Neasa is making with partner David Rane, is the latest project tackled by the filmmakers who are based in the rural Donegal Gaeltacht village of Gortahork

It reflects the story of two paedophiles, priest Fr Eugene Greene and teacher Denis McGinley.

Greene, who violently abused altar boys in different parishes for 17 years, was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2000.

In 2002, teacher McGinley, whom former Detective Ridge said abused “a conveyor belt of victims”, was sentenced to 30 months on 21 sample charges and is now free.