This is not a political blog, but this infuriates me.

THE Government is not going to publish a report into the mishandling of child sex abuse claims in a Cork diocese, Minister for Children Barry Andrews has confirmed.

Mr Andrews was given the report five months ago and has been under sustained pressure from child abuse campaigners to publish its findings. The report investigated the handling of allegations of abuse in Cloyne made to the Catholic Church between 15 and 20 years ago.

Mr Andrews said neither the department nor the Government commissioned the report and responsibility for publication of the potentially explosive report lay “elsewhere”.

So, to put it in webspeak, the Goverment is saying: “ZOMGZOMGZOMGZOMGZOMG this is really bad but it’s not our job, yay! LOL”. Useless, useless, useless. The Government, in its role as custodian of the State, is the one that would have to act on the report’s findings; incidentally, the report has not been given to the police.

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