04 Dec 2009 Catholic Institute for Deaf People

The Commission has been advised by the Catholic Institute for Deaf People that due to unforeseen difficulties, the proposed extract of the Commission’s Report, in Irish Sign Language, will not be completed until end-December or early-January of next year. Any further updates on this will be posted to our website but queries should be addressed…

12 June 2009 Commission is now closed

The Commission is now closed. There will be no further inquiries into the allegations already made or into new allegations that might have fallen within the Commission’s remit. A small quota of staff remain to deal with outstanding administrative issues only

16 May 2009 Publication of Commission Report

The Commission’s Report will be published at 2.30pm on Wednesday, 20th May, 2009. The Report and Executive Summary will be posted to our website at that time. The Report, in hard copy, will consist of 5 volumes and will also be available on a single disk. Any further updates will be posted to our website.…

21 January 2009 Final Report of the Commission

The Commission is finalising its report which is expected to consist of five volumes plus appendices and which will be published, somewhat later than the Commissioners hoped, in mid to late May, 2009. The work of the Commission has taken longer than expected. The Commission has asked the Government to extend the time for publishing…

29 May 2008 3rd Party Legal Costs

Section 20A(2) of the “Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Act 2000” (as amended), provides that “the Commission may pay such reasonable costs arising out of the [3 rd party legal] representation…to the person so represented, as are agreed between the Commission and that person…”. It is the Commission’s position that the Act of 2000…

20 November 2003 Update on Publication of 3rd Interim Report

In its statement of 2 September, 2003, the Commission announced its intention to issue an Interim Report in November 2003. The work on the preparation of the Report is still ongoing. It is anticipated that the work will be completed and that the Report will be ready for despatch to the printers during the second…

02 September 2003 Resignation of Chairperson

The Chairperson of the Commission has notified the Government today that she has decided to resign chairmanship of the Commission as soon as the Interim Report on the work of the Commission under its current mandate, announced in the statement of the Commission of 2 September, 2003, is published. The reasons for the decision are outlined…

02 September 2003 Investigation Committee Under Review

The Commission has noted the announcement made by the Minister for Education and Science concerning the decision of the Government to engage in a further stage of the review of the remit of the Commission. It seems clear that, while no final decision has yet been made as to the precise alterations proposed to the…

20 February 2003 Response to Irish Independent Article

COMMISSION TO INQUIRE INTO CHILD ABUSE STATEMENT It has come to the attention of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse that in an article headed “Secret Church – State Deal and the Four Folders” written by Mr. Bruce Arnold, which appeared in the edition of the Irish Independent published on 25th January, 2003, reference…

03 February 2003 Response to Irish Examiner Article

The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse has become aware of reference to it in an article headed “We both have been liberated of what was our terrible secret” written by Nicola Cooke which appeared in the edition of the Irish Examiner published on 29 January 2003. In particular, the Commission has noted the following statement…