March 23, 2006

Minister row delays clerical abuse probe

Irish Independent

John Cooney

THE final go-ahead for the state inquiry into clerical child sex abuse in the Dublin diocese has been delayed for a further week after the failure of yesterday's cabinet meeting to discuss the issue.

Political sources indicated that the matter was not taken as scheduled by the Minister for Justice on account of his row with Opposition leaders.

This means that it is more than four months since the Government first announced the appointment of a four-member Commission of Investigation under Circuit Court judge, Yvonne Murphy.

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