Friday 19 January 2018

Creche facing trial under child protection laws to show 40 hours of footage

Deirdre Kelly
Deirdre Kelly

Tom Tuite

A Dublin creche facing trial under child protection laws following an RTE expose will show almost 40 hours of secretly-filmed video evidence in their defence.

The Links Creche and Montessori Ltd, at Abington Wood, Swords Road, Malahide, Co Dublin, and its director Deirdre Kelly, from Saint Olaves, Kinsealy, Co Dublin are accused of breaking the Childcare Act and pre-school services regulations.

The prosecution has been brought by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency (CFA), as a result of the TV documentary 'Breach of Trust', by RTE's investigations unit, which aired in 2013.

The producers of the programme provided the CFA with 40 hours of secretly-filmed footage.

Dublin District Court was told the prosecution will be depending on two hours of "condensed" footage. However, the defence want the court to see the remaining 38 hours "that does not show untoward activity".

Irish Independent

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