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

Mr. Tony O'Brien:

At this point, as I explained earlier, nobody has been held accountable. That process depends upon the availability of the Conal Devine report and, to a lesser extent, the Resilience report. If I were to move forward at this stage I would actually compromise the ability either of An Garda Síochána to correctly and appropriately complete its investigation or of the HSE to pursue any disciplinary issues.

I know this is a really difficult point and many people find it hard to accept but if I were to publish those reports at this point, in my view, I would completely undermine the ability of An Garda Síochána to successfully complete its investigation and I would certainly undermine the ability of the HSE to take any disciplinary actions.


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