Text of Irish prime minister's address on the Cloyne report

Following is the full text of the address to parliament by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on a judicial inquiry into the Cloyne diocese and its handling of clergy abuse cases. The address was delivered July 20, 2011.

Statement by the Taoiseach on the Dáil Motion on the report of the Commission of Investigation into the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne, in Dáil Éireann.

The revelations of the Cloyne report have brought the Government, Irish Catholics and the Vatican to an unprecedented juncture.

It's fair to say that after the Ryan and Murphy Reports Ireland is, perhaps, unshockable when it comes to the abuse of children.

But Cloyne has proved to be of a different order.