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Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed his commitment to meeting with child sex abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe after she challenged him to meet her to discuss the Government’s delay in enacting child protection legislation in primary schools.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed his commitment to meeting with child sex abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe after she challenged him to meet her to dis(...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman:  said it was  up to the European Court of Human Rights to clarify if had abandoned the principal of subsidiarity or if the O’Keeffe judgment was simply an “outlier”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A senior judge has warned the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg may be exceeding its own powers by taking on cases that have not been full(...)

James MacGuill: said he had not been approached by any Government officials in respect of the review of any of the cases where he is representing day school child sex abuse survivors. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A solicitor acting for some 20 victims of sexual abuse in day schools has expressed concern that the State may continue to fight their actions in t(...)

Louise O’Keeffe, who was sexually abused by her teacher Leo Hickey at Dunderrow National School in West Cork in the 1970s, successfully brought her case to the European Court of Human Rights last year after the Supreme Court had ruled  Ireland was not liable for the abuse. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins court

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan will report to the Dáil in the autumn on a review of cases brought on foot of the O’Keeffe judgement by people w(...)

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

The legal team which helped Irish child sex abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe win a landmark judgment in the European Court of Human Rights earlier this (...)

Louise O’Keeffe, who was sexually abused by her teacher in a Co Cork primary school in the 1970s, has been named Cork Person of the Month. Photo Garrett White/Collins Court

Sex abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe was yesterday named Cork Person of the Month in recognition of her many decades of battling for justice, whe(...)

Louise O’Keeffe: apology to her was a meaningless contrivance. Photograph: Garrett White / Collins Court

The responses of Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore to the European Court of Human Rights judgment in the Louise O’Keeffe case may have been a contrivance, (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Minister for Children  Frances Fitzgerald at the official launch of the Child and Family Agency Tusla, in Dublin Castle yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged the Government will act within a matter of weeks to draft child protection legislation for schoolchildren as requeste(...)

Louise O’Keeffe with her legal representative Ernest Cantillon. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

For Louise O’Keeffe, the veteran of a long, drawn-out campaign that began more than 15 years ago, this was a resounding vindication. O’Keeffe, then ag(...)

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favour of Irish woman Louise O’Keeffe in her landmark case against the Irish State, ruling that the Irish state failed to meet its obligation to protect Ms O’Keeffe from the sexual abuse she suffered while a pupil in an Irish national school.

Irish woman Louise O’Keeffe, who today won a landmark case against the Irish State, said the ruling meant the Department of Education “must protect ch(...)

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