I don't know if much will really be done but at least he is asking.
Minister calls on religious orders to hand over deeds to the State
The Education Minister says he believes he can come very near to a 50% contribution from religious orders to the residential institutions redress fund.
The Redress Board was set up to make fair and reasonable awards to persons who were abused as children while they were resident in industrial schools and institutions of the State.
Ruairi Quinn was speaking in the Dáil.
He says he has no intention of bankrupting any order but that they have fallen short of their promises so far.
But he says that the orders need to hand over schools and hospitals to the State now.http://newstalk-load-balancer-97564087. ... the-state/
Quinn repeats appeal over abuse compensation
MINISTER FOR Education Ruairí Quinn has repeated his appeal to religious orders to agree to a 50- 50 contribution with the State in compensating victims of institutional abuse.
He said the State had distributed an estimated €1.5 billion to victims, adding that a deal done by the previous Fianna Fáil-led government was “outrageous”.
Mr Quinn said he had no desire to bankrupt the orders and he saluted the contribution they had made to Irish society. “That said, they are way shy of the 50-50 contribution,” he added.
Mr Quinn was speaking during the resumed debate on the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Bill, establishing a fund for victims proposed in the aftermath of the Ryan report.
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