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 School boss who refused pregnant girl place was a
 tax dodger
 Padraig O’Shea cited need for moral integrity when banning the pregnant girl
 By PATRICK COUNIHAN, IrishCentral.com Staff Writer Published Saturday, September 15, 2012, 7:52 AM

 Updated Saturday, September 15, 2012, 7:52 AM

 The private school manager who
 questioned the morals of a pregnant
 teenager has been exposed as a tax
 cheat.
 Padraig O’Shea hit the headlines when
 he refused to allow the 16-year-old
 attend St Joseph’s College in the
 Tipperary town of Borrisoleigh.

 He was unrepentant when Ireland’s
 Children’s Ombudsman ruled that St
 Joseph’s discriminated against the girl
 who was refused a place because she
 was pregnant.
 At the time he quoted the need for moral
 integrity.
 'Parents appreciate discipline in a school. It is my duty to ensure that parents who repose
 confidence in me are duly rewarded, and my student body and my staff are people of the highest
 integrity and we shall retain our reputation in all respects. Simple as that,' O'Shea said.
 The teenager applied for a place at St Joseph's while pregnant in 2009 and again after giving birth
 in 2010. She was refused on both occasions.
 O’Shea left his position as principal in 2009 and stayed on as manager.
 Now the Irish Independent has revealed that O’Shea was forced to make a million dollar plus
 settlement with the Irish taxman.

 He has been named on a list of defaulters by the revenue commissioners and charged unpaid
 taxes, interest and fines.
 The paper reports that the Revenue said that he had been found to have under-declared income
 tax in a revenue deposit interest reporting case.

				
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Description: Padraig O’Shea hit the headlines when he refused to allow the 16-year-old attend St Joseph’s College in the Tipperary town of Borrisoleigh.