Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cabinet to discuss abuse report

irishtimes.com - Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 09:05
Cabinet to discuss abuse report

Court to re-examine abuse report | 21/10/2009Dublin abuse report to be released | 16/10/2009Court orders partial release of Dublin child abuse report | 15/10/2009The report into the handling of clerical child sex abuse allegations by church and State authorities in Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese is expected to be discussed at today's Cabinet meeting.

The report is now likely to be published on Thursday. Plans to publish it earlier this week had to be changed due to tomorrow’s public sector strike, which would mean helplines would not be available for people who had suffered abuse.

After the High Court gave clearance for the report for publication on October 15th and following representations by the DPP to the Department of Justice, it was referred back to the High Court on October 21st when it came to light that criminal proceedings had been initiated on October 2nd and 5th last against another priest dealt with in the report.

Following consideration of this latter case at in camera hearings on October 29th, November 18th and again on Thursday of last week, the report was cleared for publication by Mr Justice Paul Gilligan with further edits.

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