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DPP: no charges on five child abuse files at foster home

Insufficient evidence in the to press charges

7th February, 2016

The Director of Public Prosecutions decided not to press charges after receiving five garda files connected with abuse allegations at a foster home in the south-east.

Gardaí began investigating claims of rape, neglect and physical abuse at the home in 2009 when two whistleblowers made protected disclosures under the Health Act about a service user referred to as Grace.

A social worker raised concerns that the woman,who had severe intellectual disabilities, presented at a day...

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