Written answers

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Department of Health

Commissions of Investigation

Photo of Peadar TóibínPeadar Tóibín (Meath West, Aontú)
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170. To ask the Minister for Health the number of commissions of investigation currently ongoing; the duration of each commission of investigation; the deadline for each commission of investigation; and the actual and projected cost of each commission of investigation. [54098/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Commission of Investigation (Certain matters relative to a disability service in the South East and related matters) (“The Farrelly Commission”) ongoing at present, commenced work on 15 May 2017.  The Commission was established to investigate the care and protection of “Grace” (pseudonym) and others in a former foster home in the South East, which has been the subject of abuse allegations. There are two phases to the Commission with the completion of Phase 1 projected for July 2022. The Farrelly Commission’s costs to end of October 2021 are €7,172,604.82. This figure includes the Commission’s legal team, staff, administrative and accommodation costs and third party legal costs.



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