December 1

Alleged assault at Dublin boarding school investigated

An investigation is under way into an alleged assault that took place in the Lucan area last Thursday 24th November. This has been confirmed by Gardai. It has been reported that eight pupils have been suspended following an alleged incident at King’s Hospital School in Palmerstown. This follows a claim that a 13 year old.

October 25

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission requests the Council of Europe to assess whether Irish rulings on Abuse Claims are meeting Strasbourg Standards

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission requests the Council of Europe to assess whether Irish rulings on Abuse Claims are meeting Strasbourg Standards. The Council of Europe has been requested to carry out a review for the purposes of assessing whether or not Ireland is in compliance with rulings delivered by the European Court of.

July 25

HSE aware of ‘Mary’ case much sooner than first admitted

HSE aware of ‘Mary’ case much sooner than first admitted It has recently been discovered by RTE’s investigative programme ‘This Week’ that the HSE were aware of the ‘Mary’ case involving a young woman with intellectual disabilities that was deemed to be at risk, much earlier than first reported. ‘Mary’ was left in a foster.

April 13

Further Foster Abuse Claims in the west of Ireland

Further Foster Abuse Claims in the west of Ireland The RTE Investigations Unit programme has revealed that a number of children were left in the care of a foster family in the west of Ireland for several years, despite sexual abuse allegations against one of the family members. RTE’s ‘Failure to Foster Care’ programme reports.

February 6

Settlement of Sexual Abuse Claim

Settlement of Sexual Abuse Claim Coleman Legal Partners have successfully settled the first negligence claim of its kind in relation to a woman who was severely sexually abused by two siblings while she was placed in a day-fostering arrangement by the HSE. The Plaintiff was eight years old when she spent one year in the.

February 6

Links Childcare Settlement

Links Childcare Settlement Coleman Legal Partners were recently involved in the settlements between 22 children and their families and Links Childcare, Malahide. In May 2013, the RTE Investigation Unit broadcast a documentary which revealed, through undercover footage, staff of the crèche mistreating children in their care which included incidents of physical assaults and verbal abuse..

January 30

Bid to stop victims of child abuse from suing the State

Bid to stop victims of child abuse from suing the State In a bid to stop victims of child abuse from suing the State, the State wants the High Court to strike out a decision that it can be sued along with the Christian Brothers, by three alleged sexual abuse victims, following a European Court.

November 17

Successful Settlement of Childhood Sexual Abuse Case

Coleman Legal Partners were recently involved in the successful High Court Civil jury trial regarding childhood sexual abuse. The claimant in this case alleges she was raped and sexually abused by her brother, between 1976 and 1980, when she was just eight years of age, and was awarded €150,000 damages by a High Court jury.

August 7

Poor Standards in Childrens Residential Care Homes in Ireland

Poor Standards in Children’s Residential Care Homes Residential care centres are generally for children between the ages of 11 and 17. The purpose of these centres is to provide secure residential facilities for children in care, who have been detained under High Court Order for short term periods of stabilization when their behaviour poses a.