CASE AGAINST DANCE TEACHER PUT ON HOLD AS VICTIM CHALLENGES HOUSE OWNERSHIP

first_imgA High Court action by a Donegal woman abused as a child by her Irish dancing teacher has been put on hold to await the result of his Supreme Court appeal.
Michael Quigley of Barnhill Park, Letterkenny is challenging a ruling from last year that ordered him to pay 42-year-old Dana Doherty €400,000 damages.Her lawyers say the former printer and dance teacher has not paid her any of the award and has claimed that he is a man of no means. He is retired form his job and has no regular means of income.She claims he got a substantial payment when he took voluntary redundancy as a printer with the Derry Journal in the late 1990s, and had also made good money from his dancing classes in Derry and Letterkenny.They are now challenging the transfer of two houses owned by Mr Quigley to his wife Alice in 1998 and 2000 in which no money changed hands.Both sides have now agreed to adjourn the case until after his appeal.Mr Quigley, 69, had sought to keep his identity a secret during the case but Ms Doherty won the right to name her abuser.Through her solcitor, Ms Doherty, had said she hopes the relevant authorities in Irish dancing circles, on hearing her story, will ensure all necessary steps are taken to protect children under their care.By taking this civil action, Ms Doherty had at last had her voice heard and she was eternally grateful to two fellow Irish dancers who came forward to corroborate her evidence, he said.Mr Quigley has always maintained his innocence.CASE AGAINST DANCE TEACHER PUT ON HOLD AS VICTIM CHALLENGES HOUSE OWNERSHIP was last modified: July 6th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DANA DOHERTYIrish dance teacherMICHAEL QUIGLEYsex abuselast_img

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