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We track down Ireland's most prolific sex abuser

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Nicola Tallant confronts Patrick O’Brien
Nicola Tallant confronts Patrick O’Brien

This is the former pillar of the church who is suspected of one of the most-prolific campaigns of child abuse ever carried out in Ireland.

Patrick O’Brien, a volunteer at the iconic St Patrick’s Cathedral, has pleaded guilty to sample charges of abuse against 14 child victims.

The Sunday World confronted him on a city street this week amid fears he may have committed more than 1,000 offences.

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