Taoiseach Micheal Martin says that he is well aware of the issues raised in an email he received at the weekend from children rights campaigner Louise O’Keeffe on foot of her successful action against the Irish state in the European Court of Human Rights in 2014. File photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has re-affirmed a commitment he made in opposition to set up an ex-gratia payment system for people who were sexually abused (...)

Louise O’Keeffe who was sexually abused by her teacher in a Co Cork primary school in the 1970s. Photograph: Collins

Children’s rights campaigner Louise O’Keeffe has called on both Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar to deliver on promises to compensat(...)

Louise O’Keeffe who was abused by schoolteacher in the 1970s has spent 15 years trying to get justice for herself and other victims of school abuse. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Cork woman, Louise O’Keeffe is to be honoured for her work campaigning for justice for victims of child sexual abuse in Irish schools when she receive(...)

Washington Street (pictured) will continue to hear civil cases after criminal cases move to Anglesea Street

Daniel O’Connell defended cases there, the IRA planned to free Tomás Óg Mac Curtain from the dock there and now after almost 200 years of hosting crim(...)

Louise O’Keeffe won her case in the ECHR over abuse she suffered at the hands of school principal Leo Hickey at Dunderrow National School in Co Cork in the 1970s. Photograph: Courtpix

The Department of Education has been accused of misrepresenting the way it has responded to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judgment in the(...)

Leo Hickey: abused Daniel Kelleher years after his abuse of girls at Dunderrow National School in west Cork in the 1970s. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

Louise O’Keeffe, a survivor of sex abuse, has called on the Department of Education to hold a public inquiry into how convicted sex abuser Leo Hickey (...)

Louise  O’Keeffe and other abuse survivors have strongly criticised the scope of the compensation scheme, accusing the state of failing to accept its legal responsibility. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The State Claims Agency has identified 210 cases of alleged child sexual abuse in schools, which are eligible for compensation under a Department of E(...)

Louise O’Keeffe: successfully sued the State in the European Court of Human Rights in 2014 for failing to protect her from sexual abuse by principal Leo Hickey while a pupil at Dunderrow national school in west Cork. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins.

The State risks another challenge by a school sex abuse victim in the European Court of Human Rights because of the narrow way in which it is interpr(...)

Dr Conor O’Mahony of the Faculty of Law at UCC told a seminar marking the anniversary of Louise O’Keeffe’s victory in the European Court of Human Rights that Irish law under-utilises the court. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Louise O’Keeffe’s victory in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has helped highlight the potential of the Strasbourg court to enrich the Irish (...)

 Louise O’Keeffe, who pursued her case to the European Court of Human Rights.  Photograph: Garrett White/ Collins Court

It’s a road Louise O’Keeffe could scarcely have imagined she would end up travelling when she set off as a five year old to Dunderrow National School (...)

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