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Written Answers - Review Group on Child Deaths

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 108.  Deputy Robert Troy Information on Robert Troy Zoom on Robert Troy  asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  when she received the independent report into the deaths of children in the care of the State; the reason she has not moved to publish same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24018/12]

 123.  Deputy Thomas P. Broughan Information on Thomas P. Broughan Zoom on Thomas P. Broughan  asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  when the report of the independent review group into the deaths of children in State care will be published; if any proposals are currently being drawn up by her to respond to this report; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23790/12]

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald I propose to take Questions Nos. 108 and 123 together.

The final report of the Independent Review Group on Child Deaths was sent to my Department in March, 2012. In line with my long-stated intention to publish the report, it was referred to the Office of the Attorney General for advice with regard to publication, bearing in mind the very sensitive matters being addressed in the report, and the importance of preserving the anonymity of the deceased.

On the basis of the Attorney General’s advices I would hope to publish the report shortly, and to outline my response to the report and its recommendations.


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