The family and child agency has confirmed it has received a copy of a report by the Ombudsman for Children which examined claims of abuse in a Co Kilkenny school.

However, a spokesperson for Tusla said they had only received the report in recent days and it was too early to comment.

The Sunday Times reports that the former Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan, issued her findings to those involved just before she left.

It claims that her report is criticial of the HSE, the Department of Education and the school's board of management for their failure to investigate the allegations of abuse by several children who have since left the school.