November 05, 2005

Attorney General to advise Govt on Ferns legal costs


05/11/2005 - 09:09:43

The Attorney General is to advise the Government on whether the State should pay legal costs incurred by the Ferns diocese in its dealings with the Ferns Inquiry.

Figures released yesterday put the total cost of the inquiry at €1.94m.

According to reports in today’s media, the total cost of the inquiry includes €790,000 for rent, staff costs, office machinery and other IT costs, and a further €925,000 for legal fees.

The inquiry was set up by the Government to investigate how the diocese, local authorities and the Gardaí handled clerical child sex abuse allegations.

Posted by kshaw at November 5, 2005 07:49 AM