Gardai have contacted the HSE over what they claim are “factual inaccuracies” in the report into sexual abuse at the Ard na Greine complex in Stranorlar.
The report lists 108 sexual assaults by an intellectually disabled resident against other residents at the centre.
The assaults were first reported to Gardai in Donegal in 2011 but a criminal investigation was not launched until 2019.
The report, carried out by the National Independent Review Panel, found “no evidence of any follow-up” after the reports were first made in 2011.
It is this part of the report which is now disputed by Gardai.
The Sunday Independent reports today that Gardai contacted the HSE on Friday night seeking to clarify these “factual inaccuracies.”
It is understood that when the reports were made in 2011, Gardai did not receive the names of the parties and could not follow up on any possible investigation.
However, a whistleblower came forward in 2016 and a new review was started.
There is now differences of opinions between the HSE and the Minister for Disabilities over how or if the report should be published.