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The Ferns Inquiry

Do you have information about child sexual abuse that could assit the Ferns Inquiry ?

If so, please contact us.

The Ferns Inquiry into the handling of allegations or complaints of child sexual abuse involving Catholic priests in or attached to the Diocese of Ferns has begun hearing evidence from members of the public.

There are other people who could be of assistance to the Inquiry and who have not yet come forward. We urge them to contact us without delay.

If you have spoken or written Mr George Birmingham SC, who concluded a preliminary inquiry into this matter, and you don't wish us to writee to you directly, please let us know and we will make alternative, confidential arrangements.

The work of the Inquiry is conducted in private.

You can contact the Ferns Inquiry, in confidence, by post, phone, fax or email.

Marian Shanley
The Ferns Inquiry
First Floor
Frederick House
19 South Frederick Street
Dublin 2

Phone: 01 6350220 Fax; 01 6350249  Email; [email protected]

The Ferns Inquiry was established in March 2003 by The Minister for Health and Children as a private non statutory inquiry into the handling of complaints of child sexual abuse involving Catholic priests in or under the aegis of, the Diocese of Ferns.

A copy of the 'Terms of Reference' of the Inquiry is available on request


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Run for and by people who have experienced sexual abuse.