“Today I have resigned my position as chairperson of the Board of Management of Holy Cross National School, Tramore, Co Waterford. I have been involved in the running and welfare of the school for over thirty years.
I have made my decision bearing in mind the wishes, and indeed the distress, of the victims of my nephew Bill Kenneally.
Due to a serious illness, I have been housebound for the last three months and I was in hospital in December to undergo an operation. However, when I am in a position to do so, I would very much wish to meet with the victims to hear their views, and to share with them all that I know of events of the past. It is my deep hope that I may be reconciled with them in their immense suffering.
Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford & Lismore, has formally accepted my resignation as chairperson”.