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John Allen (third from left) and other members of campaign group for victims of  school child abuse, outside Leinster House. They are joined by  Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan (second from right).

Campaigners who say they were sexually abused in schools have accused the Department of Education of “stonewalling” their attempts to seek justice and(...)

Louise O’Keeffe, who joined the Brussels delegation, said the Irish State’s “very narrow” interpretation of the 2014 ECHR ruling insisted any complaint now by others could only be based “on a prior complaint”. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

“I still remember the black-frocked men chasing me down the corridors, and then into cloakrooms or swimming pools... That’s not what school should be (...)

Sinn Féin  Education Spokesperson, Carol Nolan, claimed the Government was ‘causing untold distress to survivors of school child sexual abuse’. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

The Government has been accused of doing “everything in its power” to deny justice to hundreds of children who suffered sexual abuse in State schools.(...)