Press Release

Statement from Micheál Martin TD, Minister for Health and Children on the report into vaccine trials in orphanages

The final draft of the Report has been completed and agreed with the Attorney General’s office. A copy of the Report has now been sent out to those individuals and organisations who are specifically mentioned in the Report. In accordance with the undertaking previously given to these individuals and organisations by my Department, and reiterated in the Dáil yesterday by the Taoiseach, they will now be given an opportunity to consider the draft Report and submit their observations to the Department.

The Report will then be finalised and issued through the Oireachtas. At that stage, the Minister will make a comprehensive statement on the Report.