Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Questions (599)

Clare Daly


599. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs further to Parliamentary Question No. 519 of 5 March 2019, when her attention was drawn to the fact that the report in question had been received by Tusla in May 2016. [11941/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The Deputy tabled a Parliamentary Question in relation to this report on 11 September, 2017 that suggested that the report was concluded in July 2016. Tusla's reply indicated that the report was under legal review and a date for publication had not been set but did not say when the report was received.

I received correspondence in May 2018 from the sub-committee of the Board of Tusla that is responsible for the oversight of the investigation into matters raised in the correspondence of December 2016, and includes matters relating to this report. This correspondence indicated that the report was with Tusla in May 2016. I corresponded with the Deputy in November 2018 on matters relating to this report when it was clear that the information provided to the Deputy in September 2017 was incorrect.

The Deputy will be aware that I have sought written clarification from Tusla in relation to a number of matters regarding the report, and will also be part of an investigation which is being overseen by a sub-committee of the Board of Tusla.