Press Release

Statement from Dept of Health and Children

The Department refutes the allegation that it is engaged in a vendetta against any person or group of persons in the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) arising out of the Hepatitis C controversy.

The Department of Health and Children today (9 August) said that all its efforts in regard to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service were focused on two key objectives:-

  • Firstly, ensuring that the victims of this tragic episode receive fair compensation and have access to health services appropriate to their needs;
  • Secondly, supporting the Irish Blood Transfusion Service in achieving and maintaining internationally accepted standards of safety.