Children’s Minister Says Support Being Offered After Clarecastle Stabbing Incident

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The Children’s Minister says his department is working closely with Tusla to offer supports, after a young Ukrainian girl was found with multiple stab wounds at a Clare refugee accommodation centre.

The eight year old is understood to be fighting for her life in hospital in Dublin, having been transferred there from University Hospital Limerick.

A woman, who’s believed to be her mother, was also discovered unconscious at the property and remains in a critical condition at UHL,


A major investigation is now under way to establish exactly what happened at the property in Clareabbey.

Speaking this afternoon, Minister Roderic O’Gorman has said this afternoon “a tragic situation has occurred there, obviously don’t want to get into any great detail, but we’re very aware and have been since soon after the incident occurred, offering what supports we can in terms of our Department but also working closely with Tusla as well”.