A statement issued last night by Department of Justice and Equality concerning a USB key containing sensitive data relating to the Hickson Commission, which is investigating paedophile Waterford basketball coach Bill Kenneally (top).
The key, which the department says was encrypted (meaning only authorised parties can decipher the content), was apparently lost as it was moved between two government departments.
In 2016, Kenneally was given a 14-year sentence for sexually abusing ten boys aged between 12 and 16 in the years between 1984-1987.
The public inquiry headed by retired Circuit Court judge Barry Hickson was set up in 2108 following claims that Fianna Fáil, the Gardai, the HSE and the Catholic Church knew of the abuse but did nothing.
Previously: Bill Kenneally on Broadsheet
Statement via Saoirse McGarrigle