Government may give compensation to Joanne Hayes after Kerry baby scandal

The government may give compensation to Joanne Hayes after the Kerry baby scandal.

The State formally apologised to her after gardaí arrested Ms Hayes on suspicion of murdering a baby.

DNA testing proved she wasn’t the mother of a child found washed up on White Strand beach in Cahersiveen in 1984.


Tánaiste Simon Coveney told the Dáil compensation may be paid to Ms Hayes for the incident.