Thursday 19 January 2017

Commission is deemed only way to deal with allegations of cover-up

Published 08/09/2016 | 02:30

Questions have been mounting for years about the handling by the HSE and its predecessor, the South Eastern Health Board, of abuse claims in a former foster and respite home. Stock image
Questions have been mounting for years about the handling by the HSE and its predecessor, the South Eastern Health Board, of abuse claims in a former foster and respite home. Stock image

Questions have been mounting for years about the handling by the HSE and its predecessor, the South Eastern Health Board, of abuse claims in a former foster and respite home.

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The row has been rumbling since 2009 when social workers made protected disclosures. In the intervening seven years, there have been two HSE-commissioned reviews, but these remain unpublished.

A senior barrister, Conor Dignam, who looked into how the reviews were conducted, has now criticised the HSE's response.

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