New terms of reference for 'Grace' inquiry to go before Dáil

A debate will take place tomorrow

New terms of reference for 'Grace' inquiry to go before Dáil

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The Cabinet has agreed to revise the terms of reference for the so-called 'Grace' inquiry.

It's after opposition parties insisted that what they were being asked to approve would see other alleged victims in the South East foster home overlooked.

The new terms of reference will go before the Dáil tomorrow to allow for the inquiry to get underway immediately.

Members of the Cabinet met 'over the phone' to approve the revised terms. The almost unprecedented procedure took place after Junior Miinister Finian McGrath agreed to a redraft earlier.

Mr McGrath had been severely criticised by TDs including John Deasy and John McGuinness for limiting the new inquiry to the case of Grace, while only committing to a scoping excerise after that for the other victims.

He is insisting that no victim of abuse will be ignored.