Online Resources

These are links to websites that you may find useful.

Useful Links

Residential Institutions Redress Board
The Redress Board was set up under the Residential Institutions Redress Act, 2002 to make fair and reasonable awards to persons who, as children, were abused while resident in industrial schools, reformatories and other institutions subject to state regulation or inspection.

The Department of Education and Skills Redress Unit
The Residential Institutions Redress Unit manages the Department’s response to initiatives for the redress of child abuse in residential institutions.

The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (The Ryan Report)
Information on the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (The Ryan Report)

Connect – The National Counselling Service Helpline
Connect is a free telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. You can talk in confidence with a trained counsellor who can listen or help with questions you have. Connect is an out of hours service available from 6-10pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

Citizen’s Information
This site provides information on public services and entitlements in Ireland. It is provided by the Citizens Information Board.

Industrial Memories

A University College Dublin (UCD) digital humanities witnessing project – takes a closer look at Ireland’s legacy of institutional child abuse following the Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse 2009.  The project is a collaboration of the School of English, Drama and Film and the UCD Insight Centre, funded by the Irish Research Council.