March 23, 2005

Child abuse inquiry legislation published

RTE News

23 March 2005 17:32
New legislation has been published to streamline the operation of the Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse.

The commission, formerly chaired by Ms Justice Laffoy, and now chaired by Mr Justice Seán Ryan, is investigating allegations of abuse in residential institutions.

The Minister for Education, Mary Hanafin, said the amendments proposed in the bill would allow the commission to carry out its inquiry within a more reasonable timeframe and cost than earlier envisaged.

Posted by kshaw at March 23, 2005 11:56 AM