‘Lessons need to be learned’ from report into sexual abuse at Donegal care centre

The Disabilities Minister says it’s “imperative” that lessons are learned from a report into sexual abuse at a Donegal care centre.

A review of the HSE-run facility has found a number of residents were subjected to sustained abuse between 2003 and 2016.

Many of the victims of the perpetrator, who’s been given the name “Brandon”, were non-verbal.

Minister Anne Rabbitte, who’s meeting victims’ families today, says she’s been reassured by the HSE there’s no ongoing risk to service users.

Irish Times social affairs correspondent Kitty Holland says staff at the centre had raised concerns about how “Brandon” was dealt with.