Press Release

Statement Regarding the Dunne Post Mortem Inquiry

The Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney, T.D. today, Thursday 31st March, 2005 received the Report of Chairman Anne Dunne S.C. into post mortem practice.

The Tánaiste will consider the Report, having obtained legal advice from the Attorney General and will then bring her conclusions to Cabinet for consideration.

The outcome of this process will inform the Tánaiste’s decision on the next steps.

All documentation submitted by either hospitals or individuals to the Inquiry, which has not been returned, will be maintained in total security on a confidential basis on the Tánaiste’s behalf and contact will be made, in due course, with these hospitals and individuals about the return or shredding of this documentation.