A Solicitor representing six men abused as boys by Waterford man Bill Kenneally in the 1980s says he may seek a high court judicial review if an inquiry into the investigation is not started soon.
Bill Kenneally from Laragh, Summerville Avenue in Waterford City is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing ten teenage boys in the 80s.
Last May retired judge Barry Hickson was appointed to lead an inquiry announced by the then Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald into the handling of the case by state agencies including the gardaí.
The inquiry will not begin pending Bill Kenneally’s appeal against the severity of his sentence and an investigation by gardaí of three new complaints against him.
Solicitor Darragh Mackin has written to Minister Charlie Flanagan, urging him to begin the inquiry immediately.
He does not accept that it can not go ahead because Kenneally has lodged an appeal and says the Minister has not explained how an inquiry into a past investigation could prejudice a criminal investigation.