February 19, 2024
Sodium Valproate (Epilim) Inquiry
In November 2020, the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly, announced that an inquiry would take place into the historical licensing and use of the epilepsy drug Sodium Valproate (also...
Later today, it is expected that the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, will announce an inquiry into sexual abuse of children in schools run by religious orders.
The development comes in the wake of numerous allegations of sexual assault against former students of Blackrock College and other institutions run by the Spiritan (formerly Holy Ghost) congregation.
In November, RTÉ aired a documentary detailing the sexual assault of two brothers on Blackrock College Campus. Since then, the former Taoiseach, Michael Martin said that there would be a public inquiry into the matter.
In November 2022, the Spiritan congregation apologised to the victims of sexual abuse.
Lavelle Partners are currently acting for several clients in relation to historic child sexual abuse cases. Please call 01 644 5800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss a possible case.
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