Deputy McConalogue wants state to apologise to abuse victims

Fianna Fail spokesman on children Charlie McConalogue has called on the Government to apologise on behalf of the State to the victims of an abusive father sentenced to life in the Central Criminal Court last week.

Mr McConalogue has also pressed for the recruitment of an additional 60 social workers.

The Donegal North East TD described as “horrific” the details of the case involving multiple rape, abuse, assault and neglect of a number of children, whose parents are in jail.

Mr Justice Paul Carney last week jailed the man for life for a number of counts of rape and ill-treatment of four of his daughters over an 18-year period to 2009.