The abused who cannot claim redress

Children who were abused after being placed by the state in foster homes remain outside the current redress scheme, writes John Burke, Public Affairs Correspondent

3rd October, 2009

The second major report into historical abuse cases involving children in Catholic Church and state care is due to be published by Dermot Ahern, the Minister for Justice in the next few days.

The long-awaited report into clerical abuse in the Dublin archdiocese is expected to highlight the concealment of widespread sexual abuse in some of the capital’s poorest communities.

It follows the report from the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, known...

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