Dáil Éireann - Volume 608 - 25 October, 2005
Written Answers. - Residential Institutions Redress Scheme.
Mr. McGuinness Mr. McGuinness
555. Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Science, further to Parliamentary Question No. 152 of 14 April 2005, if a decision has been made regarding a school (details supplied) in Dublin 4. [30513/05]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Ms Hanafin:The Residential Institutions Redress Act 2002 provides a statutory scheme of financial redress for persons who, as children, were abused while in residential institutional care. The scheme applies in respect of institutions specified in the Schedule to the Act. Section 4 of the Act provides that the Minister for Education and Science may, by order, provide for the insertion in the Schedule of additional institutions in which children were placed and resident and in respect of which a public body had a regulatory or inspection function.
Since the enactment of the legislation, the Department of Education and Science has been contacted by individuals and-or solicitors regarding various institutions not specified in the Schedule, including the facility mentioned by the Deputy. Following consideration of the matter and consultation with relevant public bodies, I signed an order on 9 November 2004 which provided for the inclusion of 13 additional institutions in the Schedule. A further order was made on 1 July 2005 adding three institutions to the Schedule.
The question of including additional institutions has now been fully considered by the Department of Education and Science in consultation with relevant Departments and it is not proposed to add any further institutions to the Schedule at this point.
Dáil Éireann 608 Written Answers. Residential Institutions Redress Scheme.