Irish Forums Message Discussion :: Irish gay poet is foreign Child abuser claims

irelandIrish Forums :: The Irish Message Forums Irish Communityireland
Irish Forums :: The Irish Message
Forums About Ireland and the Irish Community, For the Irish home and Abroad. Forums include- Irish Music, Irish History, The Irish Diaspora, Irish Culture, Irish Sports, Astrology, Mystic, Irish Ancestry, Genealogy, Irish Travel, Irish Reunited and Craic

Search Irish Websitesireland
Irish Forums Bookmark The Irish Community Forums

Irish gay poet is foreign Child abuser claims

       Irish gay poet is foreign Child abuser claims Irish gay poet is foreign Child abuser claims Information
Post New Irish Message Discussion In Sceala Irish Craic Forum    Reply To Irish Community Message About Irish gay poet is foreign Child abuser claims In Sceala Irish Craic Forum
Irish Forums :: The Irish Message Forums- Sceala Irish Craic Forum- Irish gay poet is foreign Child abuser claims
Irish Author Irish gay poet is foreign Child abuser claims Sceala Irish Craic Forum Irish Message
Irish News








Sceala Irish Craic Forum Discussion:     Irish gay poet is foreign Child abuser claims

Irish gay poet's sexcapades with minors shake Nepal
Cathal O'Searcaigh
Renowned poet and playwright Cathal O'Searcaigh was born in Meenalea, Gortahork in 1956. This area is known as Cloch Cheannfhaola, or Cloughaneely, the heartland of the Donegal Gaeltacht.
Following his education at the local national and vocational schools, Cathal studied French, Russian and Irish at the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and Celtic Studies at Maynooth 1977. For a while he worked for the national broadcasting station, RTE, presenting various cultural programmes such as Aisling Gheal.

Detectives in Ireland are said to be contacting Nepalese authorities over a growing scandal about a top Irish poet's sexcapades in the Himalayan nation with underage boys.
Cathal O'Searcaigh, 52, who is one of Ireland's best known poets whose poems are taught in schools, has been accused by a filmmaker he befriended of having sex with under-16 boys in Nepal.
The openly gay poet was introduced to Nepal's cultural circle about five years ago by expatriate Indian poet in Kathmandu, Ram Doss Sharma, who also translated the Irish poet's poems into Nepali.
O'Searcaigh, who calls Nepal his 'spiritual home' and adopted a Nepali teen, Prem, more than a decade ago, is a frequent traveller to Nepal where he was said to be funding the education of some Nepali boys.

The controversy erupted after he invited filmmaker Neasa Ni Chianain to Nepal to make a documentary on him.
Though the film 'Fairytale of Kathmandu', which is to be screened at the Dublin International Film Festival Feb 18 and 21, is said to be free of any allegations, Ni Chianain said that during the shooting, she was shocked by some of the things she saw.
For example, a young boy reportedly said he was asked to leave O'Searcaigh's room 'because he could not complete the sex'.
A fuming O'Searcaigh said he had done nothing wrong.
'I wasn't coercing them into having sex,' he said. 'The door was open all the time.'

The report comes after mounting allegations that Nepal, after Thailand and Cambodia, is becoming a haven for paedophiles from western countries who lure young children with money and gifts. Fiona Neary, director of the Rape Crisis Network Ireland, said the Irish should see the film to 'more fully understand the kind of sexual exploitation perpetrated by the Irish abroad'.
'You sit there knowing, this is not right,' she said. 'O'Searcaigh does not really acknowledge that his desire for sex is being met as well.'

Irish Community Video



Ni Chianain confronts O Searcaigh over his abuse of children in Nepal

Today
Plans to address the issue of child protection on a cross-border basis are expected to discussed at a meeting of the North-South Ministerial Council in Dundalk today.
The Taoiseach will be leading the Government delegation, with First Minister Ian Paisley also due to attend along with his Stormont Executive colleagues.
They will be discussing plans for a cross-border public awareness campaign to highlight child protection and the movements of paedophiles, as well as a range of other issues of mutual concern.
Rape crisis centres Ireland warn of dangers
Ireland's prosecution of rapists worst in Europe

Forum Message Irish Topic Alert

The Irish Community have posted
16 REPLIES TO THIS TOPIC
for logged in members to view.
Back to top  Login here and be redirected to this TopicLogin here and be redirected to this Topic RegisterRegister

    Post New Irish Community Message In Sceala Irish Craic Forum    Reply To Irish Community Message About Irish gay poet is foreign Child abuser claims In Sceala Irish Craic Forum    Irish Forums :: The Irish Message Forums -> Sceala Irish Craic Forum
Page 1 of 2
If Seeking Information About Irish gay poet is foreign Child abuser claims, Try Searching Irish Websites

Related Irish Topics
British war crimes in 1916- Irish rebels were right to fight
David Icke is not as daft as Wogan, was right about royals
UFOs in Ireland
Wilson happy to fill in on right
Ireland to get Gold in the Olympics
Irish gay poet is foreign Child abuser claims
Log in
Username:
Password:




SearchSearch
FAQFAQ

Search For Irish Websites
general Irish Websites search for information about Ireland and the Irish
Irish Websites

Research Irish Ancestors
Specific Irish heritage search engine, search for your Irish family surname roots, find out if your family have a Irish clan organisation.
Irish Websites
Irish Weather
Ireland Weather
Weather in Ireland
Ireland Weather forecast