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Who’ll compensate Louise?

I’m amazed at the Department of Education’s assertion that it has no responsibility in the Louise O’Keeffe case.

I’m more amazed that our senior courts upheld that assertion (now overturned by the European Court of Human Rights). Responsibility cannot be devolved. Duties and tasks, yes, but responsibility, no.

If compensation is to be paid, will the Church authorities be asked to cough up, or are they to walk free, again?

Or is it to be yet another burden on the unfortunate taxpayer? After all, the Government has no funds from which to pay compensation except what we, the taxpayers, give them.

And we are not only entirely innocent of this crime, some of us are victims, too.

William F O’Mahony
Co Kilkenny


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