A Donegal priest who was banned from a shopping centre after he was caught spying on people in a men’s toilet has been given a promotion.
Fr Patrick McGarvey was appointed parish priest of Fanad, Co Donegal, by Bishop of Raphoe Philip Boyce a number of weeks ago.
The elevation took place at a special Mass at St Mary’s in Fanavolty last month where Fr McGarvey was surrounded by his family..
Fr McGarvey was caught by undercover police at the Foyleside shopping centre in Derry in August 2004 watching people go to the public toilets there.
Police officers had carried out an investigation after complaints from members of the public
The priest was charged with indecency according to the Belfast Telegraph.
In June 2005 he pleaded guilty and was given a two-year conditional discharge.Tags: