Taoiseach Apologises To Louise O’keefe For ‘horrendous’ Sex Abuse Suffered


Abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe has accepted the Taoiseach’s apology on behalf of the Irish State.

The Cork woman won a case earlier this week that she brought to the European Court of Human Rights over abuse she suffered at a school in the 1970s.

In a statement, she says she’s grateful for the speed of the Taoiseach’s apology and she graciously accepts it.

Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe has welcomed the Taoiseach’s apology and says in his own County of Wexford “we are all too aware of the impact of child abuse and the failure to address it.”

Enda Kenny says the judgement in Ms O’Keefe’s case is exceptionally complex and will be studied by the Government.

However the Taoiseach says he apologises for the horrendous experience she had to go through.

“While this judgement is exceptionally complex and will be studied by government, I would like to say to Louise O’Keeffe that I apologise for what happened to her…and for the horrendous experience that she had to go through” he said.

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