We act for a number of victims (and their family members) who are parties to what has become known as the “Grace” controversy. Vulnerable children were placed, by the HSE, in a foster home where they were subjected to the most vile sexual and physical abuse.
These victims have been waiting for some time to find out what exactly happened to their family members and why.
They have now learned that Mr. Conor Dignam, a respected Senior Counsel, has prepared a report following his investigation into the matter. That report, has yet to be given to family members. It is an indictment of the HSE that this abuse happened in the first place. It is a continuing injustice that, in spite of what happened, that family members must learn of this report through the media.
It is with great sadness that we understand (from the media), that Mr. Dignam has criticised the HSE for its approach to allegations of abuse and in particular, it is said “serious issues were not investigated as soon as possible and other serious issues have not been investigated”.
On behalf of the family members, we earnestly endorse Mr. Dignam's call for a wide ranging inquiry to now be held into this awful abuse. Furthermore, we welcome and reiterate Mr. Dignam's call for the two previous reports to be published and released to family members.
Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or [email protected] if you would like more information.
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