Survivor Mick Finnegan has said he will continue to protest outside St John Ambulance headquarters until it publishes the report into historical child sexual abuse allegations at the organisation.

Mr Finnegan silently protested outside the HQ for a second day with another survivor Martin Hoey.

They are calling for the report by Dr Geoffery Shannon to be made public immediately.

Passing vehicles beeped in support of the two men who are holding signs which say, 'Beep for truth' and ‘Break the silence’.

Members of the public have also shown their support by joining the protest.

Dr Shannon gave his final report to St John Ambulance 10 weeks ago.

Since then, the President Michael D Higgins joined calls for it to publish the report.

Speaking to RTÉ’s News at One programme on Friday, Mr Finnegan said victims and survivors were being "retraumatised", waiting for the report to be put into the public domain.

In December, a spokesperson for St John Ambulance said that the report would be published in early 2023.

In a statement on Friday, he reiterated that the Board appreciated many people were eager to review the findings of the report and he said it intended to publish the full report for public consumption immediately after the relevant review by the Board is complete.

Calls for its publication have been made across the Oireachtas.

In November, members of the Seanad also called for a full public inquiry into St John's Ambulance.

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The report by Dr Geoffery Shannon into the handling of past complaints of abuse within St John Ambulance Ireland "also includes an assessment of the current safeguarding processes", according to a letter issued by SJAI to members today.

The letter indicates that it is using the report as a basis "to inform areas of learning and further improvement".

It says the intention is to publish the full report immediately after the relevant review by the Board has concluded.

The letter says the process, which is necessary for the Board to undertake, is already underway.

SJAI says it will be as quick and efficient as possible.

The letter which is signed by Commissioner John Hughes and Chairman David Strahan, says "in full transparency and open dialogue" with members they will propose to hold in-person meetings when the report is published.

This, it says, will enable people to ask questions of Board representatives in relation to the content of the report and how the Board proposes to respond to it.