Local TD calls for a public inquiry into latest abuse claims in Donegal

A Donegal TD this morning is calling for a full public inquiry after it emerged that a review of HSE files has found that at least 40 intellectually-disabled residents of a Health Service Executive-run centre in Co Donegal were subjected to ongoing sexual assaults by more than 10 perpetrators over an 11-year period.


The assaults, date back over 30 years ago and it’s claimed they occurred in the same centre where a separate review was completed in 2021 by the National Independent Review Panel.


The Irish Times claim the more than 40 victims, whose abuse had been recorded in HSE files, had suffered serious sexual assaults.


Minister of State for disabilities Anne Rabbitte, who received the report, is seeking an urgent meeting with the HSE.


Donegal Thomas Pringle first brought Brandon’s abuse to light is calling for an immediate public inquiry


Speaking to ocean FM news he says the full extend of the abuses needs to be established: