Despite the denials, it is hard to shake suspicion of cover-up in foster debacle
Many view a commission of investigation as the best forum to get to the truth in the Grace case, writes Shane Phelan
THE "unreserved and heartfelt apology" issued by the HSE to former residents of the ‘Grace’ case foster home in the south east was significant but does not represent any line in the sand in the shameful saga.
Two long-delayed reports published during the week examined the mishandling by the health services of physical and sexual abuse allegations at the home where intellectually disabled children were sent for over three decades.
While the reports, by Conal Devine & Associates and Resilience Ireland, did much to flesh out the stories of the residents, they were frustrating reads and leave many questions unanswered.