The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern, T.D., has welcomed the fact that the High Court has now cleared the way for publication of the Report of the Commission of Investigation into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, subject to not publishing one Chapter of the Report and consequential references.

The Minister will now make arrangements for the early publication of the Report in the light of the Order of the Court.

Minister Ahern said: "I have always made it clear that I have been anxious to put the Report into the public domain as quickly as possible while at the same time not wishing to do anything which would prejudice the chances of any of the people involved in these evil deeds being brought to justice. The High Court, at my request, has now resolved this matter in accordance with the relevant legislation." 

15 October 2009