Dáil Éireann - Volume 591 - 02 November, 2004
Written Answers. - Residential Institutions Redress Scheme.
Mr. Costello Mr. Costello
484. Mr. Costello asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of former residential institutions for children which have been designated under the Residential Institutions Redress Act 2002; the number under Catholic management; the number under Protestant management; the number under State management; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27305/04]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Ms Hanafin:For an institution to be placed on the Schedule to the Residential Institutions Redress Act 2002, the facility must have been subject to inspection or regulation by a public body. 128 institutions are listed on the original schedule to the Act. An order will be signed shortly providing for an further 13 institutions to be added to the Schedule.
The religious ethos of an institution was not a deciding factor in placing a facility on the schedule and, in the circumstances, my Department did not require full details of the religious ethos of all the facilities listed. However records within my Department would indicate that approximately 99 of the 141 institutions were under Catholic management with the remaining 42 being run either by the State or non-Catholic bodies.
Dáil Éireann 591 Written Answers. Residential Institutions Redress Scheme.