November 15, 2005

Victims' sex abuse claims set to top 12,000 mark

IRELAND
One in Four

THE number of compensation claims from survivors of institutional child abuse will top 12,000 when the deadline for applications expires next month.

The final figure is double the number of applications predicted when the Residential Institutions Redress Board scheme was launched in 2002.

The surge in claims is also expected to push up the overall cost of the scheme to at least 900 million. Legal fees are expected to cost an additional 100m.

Posted by kshaw at November 15, 2005 05:22 PM