Fianna Fáil has backed calls for an inquiry into sexual abuse at Kincora Boys Home in Belfast.
Spokesperson Brendan Smith TD, has confirmed the Party’s full support for calls to include Kincora Home in a wider UK inquiry into abuse.
“Allegations about horrific child abuse at Kincora Boys Home have been circulating for decades now, with claims of a cover up at the highest level in the intelligence services. The survivors of this abuse and their families cannot be expected to wait any longer for a full and thorough investigation into what happened and who was to blame,” said Deputy Smith.
“I share the concerns of Alliance Party MP Naomi Long that the Northern Ireland inquiry is too limited to get to the bottom of such disturbing allegations involving systematic abuse, trafficking and high level cover-ups. This needs to be investigated at the highest possible level by an inquiry that has the teeth to expose the truth.
“The need to include this in the wider inquiry is particularly important given the extremely serious trafficking aspect of these abuse allegations. A limited jurisdictional inquiry is simply not enough.”