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 committed to reviewing who is eligible to apply to Caranua in 2015.

Update 29th May 2018

On the 29th May 2018 the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton T.D., published the Caranua (Residential Institutions Statutory Fund) Eligibility Review, following approval from Cabinet. A Review was undertaken by the Department of Education and Skills to determine the implications of extending the eligibility criteria in the event that there was going to be an underspend of the Fund by the people currently eligible to apply to it.   Further information can be viewed on the Department of Education’s website here: Minister Bruton publishes Caranua eligibility review

Update 15th February 2017

On the 15th February 2017 the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton T.D., 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)

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