Written Answers. - Allegations by Former Residents of Orphanage.

Kathleen Lynch

Question:

247 Kathleen Lynch asked the Minister for Health the plans, if any, he has to act as a mediator between former residents of Rushbrook Orphanage in Cobh, County Cork, who allege ill-treatment during the 1950s and 1960s, and the southern provincial of the Sisters of Mercy, with a view to helping resolve outstanding issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16807/96]

: The matter to which the Deputy refers is currently the subject of legal proceedings and it would not be appropriate for me to comment further at this stage.