The Garda Inspectorate has published its report into the force’s handling of allegations of child sexual abuse.
The report makes 19 recommendations including that a group of gardaí should be specially trained in how to take reports from those alleging child sexual abuse and only those gardaí should take statements from victims.
It stresses that there is no place for deferential treatment in modern Irish policing.
The report also says that every reported case of child abuse should be the subject of a formal risk assessment.
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