Conor Dignam

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 Sergeant Maurice McCabe and his wife Lorraine   at the The Disclosures Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Tribunal chairman, Mr Justice Peter Charleton,   said he wanted to know how soon it was discovered by the Garda that a “silly error” had been made in relation to Sgt McCabe. Photograph: Collins

No new investigation was set in train against garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe arising from the false and serious allegation of child sex abuse (...)

 An inquiry was also conducted by senior counsel Conor Dignam at the request of Minister of State Finian McGrath.

The whistleblower who exposed the poor treatment of “Grace” has accused the Health Service Executive of conspiring to cover up the abuse of the young (...)

The Devine report found no one in the HSE did anything about the concerns of day services.

The birth mother of “Grace, ” a young woman with intellectual disabilities left in a foster home for almost 13 years despite a repeated allegations of(...)

US president Donald Trump shakes hands with Neil Gorsuch, his nominee for the supreme court. A Bar of Ireland members has said that Mr Trump’s personal attacks on judges have no place in a democracy based on the rule of law. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA.

US president Donald Trump’s personal attacks on judges have no place in a democracy based on the rule of law, the chairman of the Bar of Ireland’s hum(...)

In the Dáil last night, Fine Gael TD John Deasy (above) alleged a second young woman was sexually abused at the same foster home at which ‘Grace’ resided. Photograph: Eric Luke

The whistleblower at the centre of a case involving allegation of sexual abuse at a foster home in the southeast has alleged that the HSE used a “com(...)

Conor Dignam SC: says HSE’s handling of the claims meant “serious issues were not investigated as soon as possible and other serious issues have not yet been investigated”. Collins/Courts

A senior counsel has strongly criticised the Health Service Executive for its approach to allegations of abuse at a foster home in the southeast. Con(...)

Senior counsel Conor Dignam was appointed by the Government in June 2015 to examine the treatment of “Grace”, who spent 20 years in a foster home in the southeast. Photograph: Collins Courts

The whistleblower at the centre of abuse allegations at a foster home in the southeast has criticised the delay in establishing a statutory inquiry in(...)

Minister of State for Health Finian McGrath is to bring a memo to Cabinet this morning outlining the progress made in establishing a statutory inquiry into the allegations surrounding the so-called ‘Grace’ case.

The Government is to consider expanding a commission of investigation examining abuse allegations at a “foster home” in the southeast to similar cases(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch: “We  concluded . . .  that the only way forward is to commission a statutory commission of investigation.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The formal establishment of a commission of investigation into allegations of abuse at a foster home in the southeast will be a matter for the next g(...)

The whistleblower says when he became aware of Grace in 2007, she had not had a HSE visit in six years. Photograph: Getty Images

The young woman at the centre of an abuse controversy in the southeast was twice brought to hospital to have bruising around her breast and thigh exam(...)

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