NI: Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry to probe Manor House allegations

The judge-led Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry will this week resume its investigations by probing abuse allegations at a Lisburn children’s home run by Protestant missionaries.

Sir Anthony Hart, a retired judge of the High Court, is due to submit a report to the Northern Ireland Executive by 17 January 2017 on abuse allegations at 22 institutions across Northern Ireland.

All of the hearings and investigative work must be completed by Summer 2016 under its revised terms of reference.

The Society for the Irish Church Missions (ICM) has disputed a number of allegations made by former residents at Manor House, which closed in 1984.

Evidence will be heard over the course of one week.

The first public hearing took place in Banbridge Court House this morning at 10am.

Share icon
Share this article: