Saturday December 22 2012
Teacher awarded €700,000 for sex abuse probe failings
"A FORMER secondary school teacher has been awarded €700,000 damages against the HSE over the manner in which it inquired into sexual abuse allegations against him.
Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O'Neill severy criticised the manner in which the investigation was conducted, saying the teacher was clearly targeted by the area health board and the HSE.
The judge said the actions of the HSE had the consequence of irreparably destroying the life of the teacher."