The Comission of Investigation into the state handling of allegations of sexual abuse against Waterford man Bill Kenneally is now underway.
Solicitors for the victims of the former Waterford sports coach were officially notified of the move by the office of the Minister for Justice.
Bill Kenneally, formerly of Laragh, Summerville Avenue in Waterford City, is serving a 14 year sentence after being found guitly of the indecent assault of 10 teenage boys in the 1980’s.
Some of the issues the Commission has been directed to investigate include establishing the full extent of complaints or allegations of sexual abuse against Bill Kenneally made to
Gardai between 1985 and 1992.
Whether Gardai contacted or notified the South Eastern Health Board or Basketball Ireland in relation to the allegations made against Bill Kenneally and if not, why not.
The knowledge, or otherwise, of a serving Monsignor in Waterford related to Bill Kenneally or other members of the clergy, of the offences being committed by Bill Kenneally.
Abuse survivor Colin Power says people will now be compelled to appear before the commission.