Sunday 22 October 2017

Dearbhail McDonald: Governments are not easily shamed by European court rulings

Louise O'Keeffe at a Supreme Court hearing in 2009.
Louise O'Keeffe at a Supreme Court hearing in 2009.
Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

NOW that abuse victim Louise O'Keeffe has won her long-running legal battle, will the Government set up a €50m compensation fund for others who claim they were similarly abused in our national schools?

I doubt it.

Ms O'Keeffe is one of more than 200 people who tried to sue the State to hold it responsible for alleged sexual abuse they suffered in national schools.

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