Dáil Éireann - Volume 609 - 02 November, 2005
Written Answers. - Residential Institutions Redress Scheme.
Ms O’Sullivan Ms O’Sullivan
541. Ms O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Science if Cheeverstown House, Templeogue, Dublin 6W, will be included on the schedule of institutions covered by the Residential Institutions Redress Board; the reason it has not to date been included; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31673/05]
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, my Department has been contacted by individuals and solicitors in relation to 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 institution referred to by the Deputy did not qualify for consideration under the provisions of section 4 of the Act. The question of including additional institutions has now been fully considered by my Department in consultation with relevant Departments and it is not proposed to add further institutions to the Schedule at this point.
Dáil Éireann 609 Written Answers. Residential Institutions Redress Scheme.