Statement by Alan Farrell TD on the ongoing investigation of local childcare facility

“This is a very worrying development which has now been referred to An Garda Siochana. I am confident that they will take the steps necessary to ensure the safety of any child that has been subject to alleged mishandling.

“It is essential at this point that parents are reassured and have confidence in the use of childcare facilities while this investigation is ongoing.

“If parents have any further concerns they can contact the HSE Early Years Inspection Service on 01 840 2835.”