Ditch the reports and act on cases like Grace

One year on, the accounts of a whistleblower into abuse allegations against an intellectually disabled girl are still utterly shocking

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Elaine Byrne

5th March, 2017
John Deasy TD was referring to Grace Pic: RollingNews.ie

We are dealing with “allegations of rape with implements”.

John Deasy TD was referring to Grace. He insisted on using those words at the beginning of the Public Accounts Committee meeting with the HSE early last year, for fear of the meeting reverting into legalistic administrative-speak.

Grace is a mute girl born with a birth defect which means her head is smaller than normal. She is profoundly intellectually disabled. She could not speak...

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