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Parliamentary Questions – 13 February 2014

Below are questions asked by TDs in Dáil Éireann, relating to Caranua


Deputy Clare Daly   asked the Minister for Education and Skills   if persons are being employed under JobBridge or any other labour activation scheme in relation to operating Caranua; and his views on whether it is appropriate that unqualified persons would work in such a sensitive area with persons who are extremely vulnerable as a result of the abuse they suffered. [7345/14]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn):   Caranua is the service name used by the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund, which is an independent statutory body under the aegis of my Department. From enquiries made by my officials to Caranua I understand that it has not provided any internships under the JobBridge initiative or any other labour activation scheme. I agree that care should be taken to ensure that Caranua employees are in a position to deal effectively and sensitively with those survivors who are vulnerable as a result of the abuse they suffered as children.

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