Edit: we were right about this too, but just for the record. The Irish media is attempting to stir up moral panic against the Catholic Church. It was clearly a very transparent attack and was given a great deal of credit by a large number of the usual Patheos bloggers, and at least one truly vindictive, ex-Catholic, Orthodox. Rod Dreher even tried to defend the honor of an Old Liberal Irish Prelate, the kind who have been instrumentalizing the abuse crisis for their own liberalizing and pro-homosexual tendencies. The American Conservative has tendencies of its own, but it's not the place to go into them now.
In any event, it took Patheos and the AP until this week to acknowledge the error.
A few stalwart Catholics, ourselves included, questioned the report.
Meanwhile, there's another orphanage in Austria at which 500 girls were sexually abused over a period of many years involving a massive coverup by the establishment there. So far, there's absolute silence.