Press Release

Bermingham report received

Minister Micheál Martin TD, today (2 August) received the report by George Bermingham, S.C., into how allegations of child sex abuse were handled in the Dioceses of Ferns. The Minister said “I am very grateful to George Bermingham for his speed and thoroughness in getting the report completed.”

In preparing the report, Mr. Bermingham spoke to victims and he also held discussions with the Health Board, the Garda Siochana and the Church authorities

The Report will be referred to the Attorney General for his views on any legal issues and the recommendations will be considered by the Government in September.