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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
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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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