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Oireachtas Committee Will Hear "No Evidence" Dept Health Secretly Compiled Dossiers On Autistic Children

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This was allegedly done without the knowledge or consent of the parents.

The Oireachtas Health Committee, on which sits Kildare North TD, Fine Gael's Bernard Durkan, will hear later today there is "no evidence" the Department of Health secretly compiled dossiers on children with autism, involved in legal action.

It follows allegations made by an RTÉ Investigates programme.


The documentary, broadcast in March, claimed the Department of Health had been using data from consultants to build the dossiers on the family's of autistic children who have taken cases against the State.

Ben Finnegan reports:

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