Leo Varadkar says he hopes a Commission of Investigation can start soon into the crimes of paedophile Bill Kenneally.
However he says they’re getting legal advice and he doesn’t want to jeopardise future prosecutions.
Kenneally is serving a 14-year sentence for indecently assaulting 10 teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980’s.
Speaking in the Dail this afternoon Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said “the government is very keen to allow the Commission of Investigation to begin its work as soon as possible, we want to do that, we have no interest in delaying the commission from doing its work. He added that “at the same time we don’t want to jeopardise any potential future prosecutions. So the Attorney General and the Minister for Justice are working on that and the Minister for Justice will meet the families once he has some news.”
Says when there's an update on the status of the Commission being able to move forward the Justice Minister will meet with the families of the victims
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