Sunday 25 June 2017

Reports of serious crime must be taken seriously

This is not the first time an allegation of failure to progress a complaint of sexual violence has been made against gardaí
This is not the first time an allegation of failure to progress a complaint of sexual violence has been made against gardaí
Editorial

Editorial

Confirmation that gardaí have begun a criminial investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse by a former government minister have sent shockwaves through the Oireachtas and beyond.

Sadly, we know only too well that the scourge of sexual violence respects no boundaries or borders. The former minister, who has not yet been interviewed by gardaí, is entitled - as we all are - to his constitutionally protected presumption of innocence.

It is vital for all parties that due process takes its course.

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