06 September, 2019 – Minister McHugh welcomes plan to complete Christian Brothers Contribution to Redress Fund

The Department of Education and Skills has been formally notified by the Congregation of Christian Brothers of its plan for the completion of the Congregation’s voluntary pledge to the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund.

The Congregation has confirmed to the Department that it will complete the pledge through a series of monthly cash transfers between September and December of this year.

The total to be transferred will amount to €6.8 million.

Minister for Education and Skills Joe Mc Hugh T.D. said: “I welcome the clear confirmation from the Christian Brothers of its plan to complete its pledge. I particularly welcome the fact that this plan has now been put into operation, with the first tranche of €1.8 million having been transferred this week.

“This confirmation provides both funding and much needed clarity for Caranua to allow it to continue its supports for survivors.”

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Notes for Editors

For more information on the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund please see the following link:

https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Agencies/Residential-Institutions-Statutory-Fund-Board.html

Under the provisions of the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Act 2002, any amount in excess of €110 million in the fund is to go to the funding of the National Children’s Hospital.

Of the remainder of the Congregation’s pledge:

€6,371,089.99 is to be paid to the Fund.

€428,910.01 is to be paid over to the National Children’s Hospital.

When the current plan is completed, the Congregation of Christian Brothers will have contributed €30 million to the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund.