Tony Walsh, former priest, rapist and Elvis impersonator with the All-Priests Show was finally jailed yesterday for sexually abusing and raping children. Walsh played loud Elvis music to drown the screams of his victims and when one child’s mother reported his crimes, another singing priest and abusive bastard, Michael Cleary – a frequent guest on the Late Late Show – called to the house and told the woman that the offender was sorry for what he had done. He then, bizarrely, took the child aside for sex instruction.
Walsh’s fellow priests knew he was a rapist. His bishops knew he was a rapist. One of them, Kavanagh, dismissed the child’s mother, saying “these things happen” before offering the woman his ring to kiss. The miserable old bastard.
The entire Dublin archdiocese was devoid of morality, from top to bottom, and yet at the same time was happy to lecture a whole country on sexual morality.
Just to remind you what a strange country this was, as recently as 1994, have a look at these idiots at an All-Priests Show recorded by Michael Palin.