Information for Past Pupils | Clongowes Wood College, Ireland

Posted: 30th July 2021


The following is information published by the Jesuit Province for past pupils impacted by Joseph Marmion SJ


Barbara Walshe and Catherine O’Connell have worked extensively both as practitioners and as academics in the advancement of restorative justice processes. They are now engaged in an independent process with survivors of abuse by Joseph Marmion SJ. Click on the link below for their contact details and to find out more about their work.

Information on restorative processes for past pupils abused by Joseph Marmion when they were children (PDF)

Click on the link below to read the statement from the Jesuit Order, 3 March 2021, naming abuser Joseph Marmion SJ

Statement of the Jesuit Order regarding abuse of former students by Joseph Marmion SJ (2021/03/02)

To read the update on the statement above click the link below.

Update on Press Statement regarding abuse (2021/03/10)

As noted in our original statement we have in the past apologised and invited victims and survivors of abuse by members of the Society to come forward and to seek help and we know that these efforts must always be continuous. We want to encourage anyone impacted by issues of abuse regarding the Jesuit Order to email  Saorise Fox, our Child Safeguarding Officer.


mobile: +353 89 264 4400



Jesuit Province

DLP  Saoirse Fox 01-4987333 or 089 2644400
Socius 01-4987333


The Jesuits in Ireland are fully committed to providing safe spaces and ensuring safe relationships for the children and adults to whom we minister.

Links to our key documents are provided below:

  1. Child Safeguarding Statement
  2. Safeguarding Policy of Catholic Church in Ireland
  3. Jesuit Children Safeguarding Procedures
  4. Interim Complaint Framework – For complaints relating to ministry with adults
  5. Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

The office is coordinated by the Safeguarding Manager, Ms. Saoirse Fox.

The Jesuit Safeguarding Office promotes the safe care of children involved in Jesuit activities by:

  • Developing good practice in our ministry with children;
  • Providing safeguarding training for members, employees and volunteers;
  • Ensuring that all members in active ministry and employees and volunteers working with children have undergone Garda vetting and a safe recruitment process;
  • Dealing with complaints and concerns about child protection matters, reporting to the civil authorities, and advising the Provincial on any protective measures necessary to protect children from abuse.


Police – (An Garda Siochána) Dedicated Freephone for the reporting of child sexual abuse: 1800 555 222

Túsla – Statutory child protection service

National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland


Towards Healing – independent organisation providing professional support for people who have experienced institutional, clerical or religious abuse in Ireland

Towards Peace – Spiritual support for survivors of abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland

One in Four – Support service for survivors of sexual abuse


Rape Crisis Centre


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