Wednesday, 17th January 2018
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Following requests by local Minister of State John Halligan, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has agreed to meet with victims of Bill Kenneally to discuss the need for a Commission of Investigation into how their case was handled by State agencies and the Catholic Church.

Minister Halligan said he believes an inquiry into the case should take place as soon as possible:

"I have been in contact with Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan on several occasions in recent days to express my concern regarding any potential delays to an inquiry commencing. On my request, Minister Flanagan has committed to meeting the victims in the coming weeks to discuss the issue.

"It is my view that a Commission of Investigation needs to begin as soon as possible, it’s the least these brave men deserve."

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