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21 November, 2017

Update to Statement: St Patrick's responds to allegations of inappropriate behaviour made against comedian Al Porter

On Sunday, November 19th 2017, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS) issued a press release in which the organisation stated that no allegations, complaints or concerns had been made to SPMHS by service users or staff in respect of Mr Porter, and encouraged the reporting of any such allegations to the Garda Siochana and to SPMHS. 

Since issuing that press release, SPMHS has received such a complaint.  The organisation is currently investigating the complaint in line with its policies and procedures.

There will not be any further press releases or statements by SPMHS regarding this matter until that investigation is complete.

As part of this press statement St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services is issuing a copy of the SPMHS Policy on Visiting and Invited Guests.