Press Release

Statement by Minister Finian McGrath TD on the South East foster care review

Minister of State for Disabilities, Finian McGrath T.D., has indicated that he expects to receive the completed report by Conor Dignam Senior Counsel into matters related to disability foster care in the South East, by the end of August.

Mr. Dignam had previously advised the Minister that his work would be concluded in early August.  A short additional amount of time has now been agreed with Mr. Dignam at his request to allow him to take account of some final details.

Among the subjects which Mr Dignam will address in his review is the identification of  matters which will assist in framing the Terms of Reference for the proposed Commission of Investigation into the care of individuals with a disability in a foster home in the South East.

The Minister does not intend to make any further statement on the matter until he has received the report and considered its findings.