The Catholic Church dioceses of Meath, Raphoe and Ossory have been criticised in an audit of child protection guidelines.
The review - carried out by the Health Service Executive - examined how the church is handling cases of abuse allegations up to November of last year.
It found that while all dioceses have made improvements - there are still significant weaknesses in some of the twenty four assessed. A second report is now being compiled into congregations and religious orders.
The Children's Minister Frances Fitzgerald is concerned by some aspects of the findings in the report:......