October 17, 2005

Compensation scheme to cost 800m

IRELAND
One in Four

THE total cost of the compensation scheme for victims of abuse in children's homes could run to 800m.

Education Minister, Mary Hanafin, made the admission in the Dail.

The figure has previously appeared in estimates by the State's financial watchdog, Mr John Purcell, but it is the first time the Department of Education has publicly accepted it.

Posted by kshaw at October 17, 2005 07:13 PM