Retired Tipperary born surgeon cleared of indecent assault charges

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A retired Tipperary born surgeon has been cleared of four charges of indecent assault against three boys at Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda.

Ardfinnan native Dr. Michael Shine of Wellington Road in Dublin 4 went on trial accused of groping six boys at the hospital and his nearby clinic between 1964 and 1991.

Earlier in the trial, the judge directed the jurors to return a not guilty verdict in relation to one of the complainants.

They’re still considering three charges of indecent assault against him.