Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has agreed to meet the victims of Waterford paedophile Bill Kenneally.
It emerged last week that a commision of inquiry into the case – promised last May – was being shelved by the Minister due to legal concerns.
Kenneally is serving a 14-year sentence for indecently assaulting 10 teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.
Minister Flanagan said it was ‘inappropriate for the government to take any action’ which would risk compromising current investigations or criminal proceedings.
However, the vicitims’ solicitor Darragh Mackin has said there are mechanisms which can be used to avoid this.
One of those who was abused by Bill Keneally says that he, and other victims, have been ‘put through the ringer’ by the government.
Speaking on Deise Today, Jason Clancy said he and the other victims were exhausted:
“What was done to us as kids just destroyed us and the Government are doing the same to us now…It’s not just me it’s my family and all the lads…we’re trying to get this over the line and it’s like we have to drag it every inch of the way and it’s just soul destroying it really is”.