Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Public Accounts Committee

HSE Report on Foster Home in Waterford Community Care Area: Discussion

12:00 pm

Photo of Joe CostelloJoe Costello (Dublin Central, Labour) | Oireachtas source

It is very hard for those of us on this side of the table to buy that. This was an important case.

We have had a few inquiries into it. We have the Resilience and the Conal Devine reports and a review from the Minister. We have evidence highlighting that not only was an apology not given but the Committee of Public Accounts, which was considering this issue in depth, was informed categorically that it had all been done correctly. Nobody checked the facts. There is no good in telling me there was a misunderstanding. There was a significant misleading response to the Committee of Public Accounts. One cannot come to a conclusion other than it was deliberate.


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