Commission is deemed only way to deal with allegations of cover-up
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.
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 In the intervening seven years, there have been two HSE-commissioned reviews, but these remain unpublished.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.