Press Release

Statement from the Department of Health and Children

Micheál Martin TD, Minister for Health & Children has received the report from the ERHA detailing the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Roisin Ruddle. The Minister has considered the report and has spoken to the parents of Roisin. The Minister will also be meeting with the ERHA and Our Lady´s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin.

The Minister notes the request of the Ruddle family to set up an independent inquiry. The Minister has written to the Ruddle family, reiterating his absolute commitment to ensuring that all the relevant facts are made available. The Minister has offered to meet with the Ruddle family to determine the most appropriate means of addressing their concerns.

Minister Martin does not propose to publish the report without further consultations with the Ruddle family.