The Taoiseach has not ruled out an independent inquiry into alleged sexual abuse at a disability facility in Donegal.
A follow-up validation report that identified a further 10 abusers in addition to the resident known as Brandon at Ard Greine Court and the Sean O’Hare Unit, Stranorlar has been submitted to Gardai who say a trawl of records is expected to be complete within 6 weeks.
Raising the matter in the Dail, Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle claims families have been let down by the HSE at all stages and to this day do not know the full extent of what abuse may have occurred.
He called on the Taoiseach to sanction a full public inquiry:
Micheal Martin while acknowledging the very serious nature of the issue did not rule out an inquiry but rather believes Gardai should complete their review before further steps are taken: