The former Bishop of Kerry’s brother has spoken of the assault on his sibling.
79-year-old Dr Bill Murphy was travelling with his brother Archdeacon Michael Murphy on a train from Killarney to Dublin on August 6th when the incident occurred.
Archdeacon Murphy, who’s 90, says shortly after the train left Mallow, a man punched his brother in the face.
He says it appeared the alleged assailant, a man in his 30s, was drunk and his brother wasn’t hurt. Killarney Gardaí are aware of the incident.
Archdeacon Murphy has told Radio Kerry News that the man made false allegations, that the retired Bishop hadn’t dealt properly with investigations relating to the Diocese of Kerry.
The full interview with Archdeacon Michael Murphy will be broadcast on Kerry Today after the 9 o’clock news.