Minister: Report into child's death unavailable until Gardaí finish investigation

Hassan Khan.

The Children's Minister James Reilly says a report into the death of a two-year-old boy is unlikely to be available until the criminal investigation is complete.

Hassan Khan was found dead in his South Dublin home last month.

The investigation for the Child and Family Agency, Túsla, will examine how various agencies interacted with Hassan Khan and his family from early August, when he was the subject of a Garda Child Rescue Ireland alert.

Minister James Reilly says it could be some time before it's made public.

He said: "It does need time to do its work and this must be unhindered by our desire for answers.

"I wish to ensure the house that the panel worls independently of the Child and Family Agency and indeed any other State agency and there's neither fear nor favour in coming to its conclusions.

"The report is not likely to be available to us before the outcome of the criminal investigation."


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