Who is Eligible

To be eligible to apply to Caranua, you must have spent time in an institution as a child, and received an award through settlement, Court or the Residential Institutions Redress Board in relation to your time in an institution.

We are not allowed under our legislation to help anyone other than people who have received awards from a court, settlement or the Redress Board.

Relatives of people who received awards are not eligible to apply.  The Minister for Education has committed to reviewing who is eligible to apply to Caranua in 2015.

Update 15th February 2017

The Minister for Education, Richard Bruton T.D. today 15 February 2017 published the proposed Draft Terms of Reference for Review of Eligibility for Caranua (Residential Institutions Statutory Fund).  Further information can be viewed on the Department of Education’s website here:  Minister Bruton publishes Draft Terms of Reference for Review of Eligibility for Caranua (Residential Institutions Statutory Fund)