October 20, 2005

Ferns report to be made public by end of month

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The report of the Ferns inquiry into allegations of child sexual abuse would be made public as quickly as possible, Minister for Health Mary Harney said yesterday.

Current indications are that, most likely, it will be published on either Thursday, October 27th or Friday, October 28th - just prior to the Halloween Bank Holiday weekend.

The report of the inquiry was delivered to the offices of Ms Harney yesterday afternoon. It has been referred by her to the Attorney General's office.

The Minister said yesterday: "The intention would be then to consult with the attorney and the Government but it would always be the intention to make it public unless there were some legal reasons preventing some aspects of it being made public. But the intention would be to make it public as quickly as possible."

Posted by kshaw at October 20, 2005 09:18 AM