Interview delays and discovery of thousands of new files postpones 'Grace' findings until May 2020

Interview delays and discovery of thousands of new files postpones 'Grace' findings until May 2020

The 'Grace' investigation into claims a severely disabled mute woman suffered decades of sexual abuse at a State foster home will not make any findings until May 2020 - two years later than originally planned.

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Grace probe delayed due to scale of findings

Grace probe delayed due to scale of findings

The Grace investigation into claims a severely disabled mute woman suffered decades of sexual abuse at a State foster home has asked to delay its findings until the end of the year — pushing back the start of inquiries into 46 other cases at the home.

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Unending, inconclusive public inquiries another form of abuse

Unending, inconclusive public inquiries another form of abuse

In four reports, they haven’t made a single finding of fact. We knew more about what happened in that foster home before this inquiry than we do now, writes Fergus Finlay.

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‘Grace’ inquiry making progress as hundreds of 'very revealing' documents uncovered

‘Grace’ inquiry making progress as hundreds of 'very revealing' documents uncovered

The State inquiry examining decades of alleged physical and sexual abuse of a seriously disabled woman known as ‘Grace’ has uncovered hundreds of “very revealing” documents into the case.

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Government grants 12-month extension to Commission of Inquiry into 'Grace' scandal

Government grants 12-month extension to Commission of Inquiry into 'Grace' scandal

The Government has decided to grant a 12-month extension to the Commission of Inquiry into the 'Grace' foster abuse scandal, the Irish Examiner has learnt.

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Commission investigating  foster home abuse reveal they met with 'Grace' as interim report handed to government

Commission investigating foster home abuse reveal they met with 'Grace' as interim report handed to government

Documents and information relating to the care of 'Grace' have been requested of 51 public bodies and individuals by the Commission into her savage sexual abuse in a foster home.

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HSE and gardaí ordered to release key reports into 'Grace' abuse scandal

HSE and gardaí ordered to release key reports into 'Grace' abuse scandal

The HSE and gardaí have been ordered to release key reports into the Grace foster abuse scandal and the re-opening of Stepaside garda station by tonight amid claims they are deliberately blocking investigations.

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Finian McGrath: ‘I cried many nights’ over Grace scandal

Finian McGrath: ‘I cried many nights’ over Grace scandal

The HSE has been heavily criticised by junior health minister Finian McGrath for its role in the Grace case, and for delaying the setting up of a commission of inquiry into the abuse scandal.

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Public Accounts Committee claims HSE boss 'is treating Grace with contempt'

Public Accounts Committee claims HSE boss 'is treating Grace with contempt'

The head of the HSE has been accused of treating the Public Accounts Committee with contempt.

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Whistleblower behind 'Grace case' to be called to PAC

Whistleblower behind 'Grace case' to be called to PAC

The whistleblower behind the so-called 'Grace case' is to be called to the Public Accounts Committee.

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HSE apologises for 'very serious failings' after High Court awards 'Grace' €6.3m

HSE apologises for 'very serious failings' after High Court awards 'Grace' €6.3m

The High Court has approved a settlement worth €6.3m for 'Grace' , the young woman with intellectual disabilities who was left in the care of a foster family for 20 years despite physical abuse, gross neglect and possible sexual abuse.

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HSE boss Tony O’Brien to appear before PAC again over ‘Grace’ case evidence

HSE boss Tony O’Brien to appear before PAC again over ‘Grace’ case evidence

HSE director general Tony O’Brien will yet again be forced to publicly answer a series of questions from the public accounts committee over the ‘Grace’ foster home sex abuse scandal after fresh concerns were raised about his evidence.

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Inquiry into handling of 'Grace' case set to cost State €7.5m

Inquiry into handling of 'Grace' case set to cost State €7.5m

The inquiry into the handling of the so-called 'Grace case' is set to cost the State €7.5m.

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Fianna Fáil calls on HSE head to clarify what he knew about 'Grace' reports

Fianna Fáil calls on HSE head to clarify what he knew about 'Grace' reports

Fianna Fáil are calling on the head of the HSE to clarify what he knew about the 'Grace' reports.

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HSE chief admits officials involved in Grace case still work for TUSLA

HSE chief admits officials involved in Grace case still work for TUSLA

HSE officials who were involved in the Grace foster abuse case who are still in their jobs are now subject to disciplinary procedures, Director General Tony O'Brien has confirmed, writes Daniel McConnell and Fiachra O Cionnaith.

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HSE chief Tony O'Brien admits 'Grace' official still working in public service

HSE chief Tony O'Brien admits 'Grace' official still working in public service

HSE director general Tony O'Brien has been forced to admit a senior official directly involved in the 'Grace' foster abuse scandal is continuing to work in the public service - despite previously claiming this is not the case.

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HSE accused of systematic cover-up in regards to  'Grace'

HSE accused of systematic cover-up in regards to 'Grace'

Considerable inconsistencies exist in the HSE’s evidence to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and one of the main reports into the Grace foster abuse scandal, it has been claimed.

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Micheal Noonan: I had 'no role' in Grace scandal

Micheal Noonan: I had 'no role' in Grace scandal

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has branded suggestions he should resign due to his role in the Grace foster abuse case as “ridiculous”, insisting he has “nothing to do” with the scandal, writes Fiachra O'Cionnaith and Daniel McConnell

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Sister of child who spent time in 'Grace' foster home reveals 'absolute horror'

Sister of child who spent time in 'Grace' foster home reveals 'absolute horror'

The sister of a child who spent time in the same foster home where 'Grace' lived has spoken out about her family's experience.

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Latest: HSE to write to TDs amid claims it misled PAC about handling of 'Grace'

Latest: HSE to write to TDs amid claims it misled PAC about handling of 'Grace'

Latest: The HSE has agreed to write to TDs next week, amid claims it misled the Public Accounts Committee about its handling of the Grace case.

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Latest: New terms of reference for 'Grace' inquiry to go before Dáil tomorrow

Latest: New terms of reference for 'Grace' inquiry to go before Dáil tomorrow

Latest: The Cabinet has agreed to revise the terms of reference for the so-called 'Grace' inquiry.

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Dáil delays final vote on terms of reference for 'Grace' inquiry

Dáil delays final vote on terms of reference for 'Grace' inquiry

A final vote on the terms of reference for the 'Grace' inquiry has been deferred until tomorrow.

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Birth mother of 'Grace': The constant lies and the suffering of my daughter has ruined my life

Birth mother of 'Grace': The constant lies and the suffering of my daughter has ruined my life

She revealed how she "felt very suicidal" when she first heard that there was something wrong.

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Grace files: 'What is the difference between this and a cover-up?'

Grace files: 'What is the difference between this and a cover-up?'

Information about communications between the Gardaí and the HSE has been released to RTÉ under the Freedom of Information Act.

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