Gardai are examining if they can take a reckless endangerment case against HSE employees over alleged foster care home abuse.
It comes after a whistleblower alleged a person with severe disabilities suffered sexual abuse in a foster care home in the south east.
It's claimed the person remained in the home for 13 years after all other minors were removed and a warning was issued from authorities in the UK.
In a statement, the whistleblower claims the motive of the HSE Local Health Office was not in dealing with these issues - but rather a desire not to expose their failings from the past 20 years.
CEO of Barnardos, Fergus Finlay says the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has to intervene: