October 17, 2005

The victims' stories

IRELAND
One in Four

JOHN
A COPY of his award cheque was the closest one 86-year-old man, whom we will call John, got to seeing the full amount of his compensation for years of abuse in a state institution.

Instead, his solicitor presented him with a slimmed-down version from which he had shaved off 10,000 for expenses, on top of a similar amount he had already received from the Redress Board.

This included the cost of ferrying a doctor by helicopter from a golf course to Dublin to give evidence at the Redress Board hearing where the man's case was being considered, although itemised details and receipts for these costs were not attached.

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