I am fully aware of the issue to which the Deputy refers and I am most anxious that this matter be resolved as speedily as possible. I have met the parents involved and am aware of their concerns in relation to the matter.
The issues involved have been the subject of high level discussions between my Department and the Department of Health and Children. Arising from these discussions, a senior member of my Department's inspectorate and a representative of the Department of Health and Children were appointed to visit the centre to review the situation and assist local management in resolving the current difficulty. The officials in question have already had discussions with the parents, staff and management at the centre. In addition, an experienced independent facilitator has been working with the parties in an effort to resolve matters. The report of the facilitator is due very shortly and I am hopeful that his report will provide a basis for a resolution of the current difficulties.