November 24, 2005

Redress board urged to alert victims

One in Four

The Residential Institutions Redress Board (RIRB) has been criticised for not being more vigorous in alerting people to the fact that its closing date for compensation applications to the board is December 15th.

Questions have also been raised about reports that the average settlements have dropped from 78,000 to 76,500.

Tom Cronin, of the Irish Survivors of Institutional Abuse group, said there were still former residents who were not aware they were entitled to compensation and who were unaware their legal and other costs would be covered if they applied to the board. He knew such people.

Posted by kshaw at November 24, 2005 09:50 AM