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Posted in [Blog Personal Injury Litigation ] on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

We act for a number of victims (and their family members) who are parties to what has become known as the “Grace” controversy. Vulnerable children were placed, by the HSE, in a foster home where they were subjected to the most vile sexual and physical abuse. These victims have been waiting for some time to find out what exactly happened to their family members and why. They have now learned that Mr. Conor Dignam, a respected Senior Counsel, has prepared a report following his investigation into the matter.  That report, has yet to be given to family members. It is an indictment of the HSE that this abuse happened in the first place. It is a continuing injustice that, in spite of what happened, that family members must learn of this report through the media.It is with great sadness that we understand (from the media), that Mr. Dignam has criticised the HSE for its approach to allegations of abuse and in particular, it is said “serious issues were not investigated as soon as possible and other serious issues have not been investigated”.On behalf of the family members, we earnestly endorse Mr. Dignam’s call for a wide ranging inquiry to now be held into this awful abuse. Furthermore, we welcome and reiterate Mr. Dignam’s call for the two previous reports to be published and released to family members.Contact our personal injury solicitors Cork at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or if you would like more information. * In contentious business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or any award or settlement.  Share on Social

Amy Connolly



Amy joined Cantillons in 2013 having graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Civil Law Degree from University College Cork. She successfully completed her Law Society FE-1 Examinations and received an award for achieving the highest mark in the Law of Tort exam in the 2015 sittings. Thereafter she completed the Law Society Professional Practice Courses at Blackhall Place, Dublin.

Amy spent two years in the Medical Negligence Department working on various cases involving birth injuries, cancer misdiagnosis, surgical errors and fatal claims.

Amy is currently working in the General Litigation Department and advises clients in relation to all aspects of civil litigation; to include personal injury claims, accidents at work, road traffic accidents, public liability claims, farming accidents, claims against local authorities and claims against the HSE. She has successfully represented clients before the District Court, Circuit Court, High Court, and Court of Appeal and has been involved in a number of high profile cases.

Amy is also a member of the Residential Tenancies Board Panel of Solicitors, enforcing RTB Determination Orders in the District Court.


Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Law
Completed Law Society Professional Practice Courses at Blackhall Place, Dublin

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