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03 Dec 2021

Pearse Doherty TD requests urgent meeting with HSE over publication of Brandon Report

'Need for truth has an added urgency' - Pearse Doherty

Additional tax should not be used to fund current expenditure - Donegal TD

Pearse Doherty TD

A Donegal TD is seeking an urgent meeting with HSE management regarding publication of the Brandon Report into abuse at Ard Na Gréine in Stranorlar.

Sinn Féin TD, Pearse Doherty has sought the meeting to raise the concerns of the victims and their families in relation to the delay in the publication of the Brandon Report into abuse at Ard Na Gréine in Stranorlar.

Pearse Doherty said: “I raised this issue with the Minister for Health and the HSE back in 2016 and it is not acceptable that over five years later, the report is completed but is not being shared with victims and their families. It is clear that the HSE has serious questions to answer in relation to this scandal.

“The nature of these incidents is such that the need for truth has an added urgency.

“I understand the hurt and trauma that this delay causes, and I have sought an urgent meeting with the HSE management to discuss the delay with them and to raise the concerns of the victims and their families.

“While An Garda Síochána may have legitimate concerns relating to the publication of the report while their investigations are ongoing; there must be a solution found whereby the victims and their families are not left waiting without answers indefinitely," said Deputy Doherty.

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