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Parliamentary Questions – 15 December 2015

Below are questions asked by TDs in Dáil Éireann, relating to Caranua and other areas relevant to survivors

Late applications under Residential Institutions Redress (Amendment) Act 2011

Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills whilst understanding that in accordance with the provisions of the Residential Institutions Redress (Amendment) Act 2011 and that the board’s power to accept late applications under sections 8(2) and 8(3) of the redress Act 2002 ceased at midnight on 16 September 2011, if she will consider allowing further late applications to be considered for hearing by this board in 2016; and if she will make a statement on the matter. 

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Jan O’Sullivan): The Residential Institutions Redress Amendment Act, 2011 removed the Board’s power to accept late applications received on or after the 17th September 2011. This legislation was enacted some 8 and a half years since the Board was established and 5 and half years after the initial closing date and I am satisfied that sufficient time has been given to potential applicants to apply to the Board. There are no plans to allow further late applications.