Useful Resources

This section provides resources that you can use to find out more about institutional abuse in Ireland.

Government Reports

There have been a number of investigations and reports into both clerical and institutional abuse of children in institutions in Ireland.

Online Resources

These are links to websites that you may find useful.


Here are some examples of books written about institutional abuse in Ireland, many of which were written by survivors.

Government Responses

This section contains some information on how the Irish Government has responded to institutional abuse.

Institutions Covered

The following institutions are covered under the Residential Institutions Redress Act, 2002.

International Inquiries into Institutional Abuse

This page contains some examples of investigations into institutional abuse of children from around the world.

Poems from Survivors

We have received poetry from survivors, and have put them online for others to view

Caranua publications

All Caranua publications can be downloaded from this page.