The Supreme Court has reserved a costs decision in the case of a Cork woman who was sexually abused by a teacher in the 1970s. Louise O'Keeffe, from Dunmanway, was abused on over twenty occasions by Leo Hickey, a now retired principal of Dunderrow National School in Kinsalew, who was jailed for three years in 1998. The mother of two claimed the State was vicariously liable for the sexual assaults. and that it was negligent in relation to the supervision of the school. She lost her case and faces a legal bill in the region of €750,000 million. Today, lawyers for the State said it would be looking for the costs, but acknowledged the sensitive nature of the case. A ruling on the matter was adjourned until a later date.