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Further to yesterday’s story in The Irish Times, by Patsy McGarry, about an alleged sexual assault against a boy in King’s Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin…


Mr McGarry reports:

“The school contacted lawyers on Friday for legal opinion on dealing with the matter, and was advised to report it to Tusla and the gardaí immediately.”

“However, this was not done until late on Tuesday afternoon of this week. By this stage, The Irish Times had contacted the school with questions about the matter.”

It has also emerged the boy’s family was told last Friday that the school had been in contact with Tusla.”

“This was understood by the family to mean the alleged incident had been reported to Tusla. However, it is understood the school had put a hypothetical case to the agency, seeking an opinion on what was the best course of action in an apparently construed situation.”

School delayed reporting alleged sexual assault for four days (Irish Times)

Previously: In Palmerstown


Patsy McGarry, in The Irish Times, reports:

The Garda and child and family agency Tusla are investigating an alleged incident at a major Dublin boarding school, following a claim that a 13-year-old boy was sexually assaulted in a dormitory with a hockey stick by eight other pupils.

The incident is alleged to have taken place late last Thursday night at the 450-year-old Church of Ireland-governed King’s Hospital secondary school in Palmerstown

However, it was not reported to the Garda, Tusla, or the Church of Ireland authorities until Tuesday.

… In February 2008, King’s Hospital and Swim Ireland agreed to pay substantial damages after a 10-year dispute to 13 female victims of convicted sex abuser Derry O’Rourke, who had been employed by the school as a swimming coach.

Boy (13) allegedly sexually assaulted by pupils at boarding school (Irish Times)