Woman makes abuse claim challenge
A WOMAN alleged to have suffered severe sexual and physical abuse as a child in a State institution has brought a legal challenge to a refusal to allow her bring a claim for compensation.
The woman delayed in bringing her claim to the Residential Institutions Redress Board (RIRB) because she was helping her mother to process a similar claim, the High Court heard.
The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is seeking an order quashing the decision to refuse her an extension of time beyond the December 2005 deadline to make an application.
Mr Justice Michael Peart granted her leave to bring judicial review proceedings. The matter comes back before the court in March.