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A campaign to highlight the issue of elder abuse launched by the Health Service Executive has been welcomed by Fianna Fáil TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Beverley Flynn.
If crimes are ever scaled on the amount of horror and anger they provoke, then the sexual assault of children is one that is often near the top. There are few offences that cause this sort of outrage in a community, that go to the heart of every family, that cause such division. It is the fear of such an allegation that has sadly led to a reluctance by many people to become involved in activities that bring them into contact with children in intimate situations, for fear that such an allegation may be made in these increasingly litigious times.
Is an apology enough? I don’t know. Only a person who was abused at the hands of the religious nuns, priests and brothers can answer that question. Would prosecutions help in the healing process? Yet another question I have no authority to answer.
A damning report released on Tuesday by the Child Abuse Commission highlighted two Kilkenny institutions where it said sexual abuse of, and violence against children was rife.
Plans by the HSE to build a permanent sexual assault treatment unit (SATU) in Merlin Park have been put on the long finger due to budgetary constraints. A temporary facility opened last month at Parkmore.