The State is to make out of court settlements with 44 survivors of school child abuse whose cases fall within the Louise O'Keeffe European Court of Human Rights ruling.
The State has paid €115,000 in damages and court costs to Louise O'Keeffe on foot of a decision by the European Court of Human Rights.
The Cabinet has re-iterated the apology of the Taoiseach and Tánaiste to Louise O'Keeffe.
THE European Court of Human Rights has found in favour of an Irish woman who sought to hold the State liable for sexual abuse she suffered at a Catholic-run primary school in 1973.
The ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in favour of a woman sexually abused in primary school could cost the State millions in follow-on claims.
Louise O’Keeffe deserves our respect, admiration, and congratulations, though she would prefer it had she never been obliged to make her cause, her decades-long fight against stone-walling officialdom, so very public.
IN a room of about 30sq ft, surrounded by paintings of court scenes and old maps, Louise O’Keeffe held her breath for the result she’d wanted to hear for over 15 years.
A Cork woman who was abused by her school principal will find out later if she can sue the State for damages.
Cork woman Louise O'Keeffe - who was abused by her primary school principal - will not have to pay the legal costs arising out of her failed damages action against the State, it was ruled this afternoon
The Supreme Court has today heard that the State is seeking its legal costs against the woman who was sexually assaulted as a child by her primary school principle.
A County Cork woman who was sexually abused by her teacher in the 1970s faces a legal bill of up to €500,000 after the High Court today ruled that the State was not liable for the actions of her teacher.
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