Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (142)

Anne Rabbitte


142. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Finance the number of claims pending against the State Claims Agency relating to historical child sexual abuse; the number of claims that have been paid to date; the total paid out to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26515/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The State Claims Agency (SCA) is part of the National Treasury Management Agency, which is a body under the aegis of the Minister for Finance. As such, the SCA have supplied the information included in this report, and confirmed that it is correct as of 20th June 2019.

Table 1 shows the number of active claims managed by the SCA in relation to historical child sexual abuse claims as recorded on the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Historical child sexual abuse claims are assumed to be claims with a Date of Incident recorded on NIMS as 2000 or earlier.


Number of Active Claims

Minister for Justice & Equality (Dept. of Justice and Equality, An Garda Síochána, Irish Prison Service)


Children's Detention Schools


Day Schools




Residential Institutions






Table 1: Historical child sexual abuse claims

Table 2 details the number of claims paid to date and the total paid to date the number of claims managed by the State Claims Agency in relation to historical child sexual abuse claims as recorded on NIMS.

Number of Claims

Amount Paid



Table 2: Amount Paid on historical child sexual abuse claims

Please note that the total amount paid reflects payments on all historical child sexual abuse claims, regardless of the status of the claims i.e. active and finalised claims. Therefore it differs to the query from Parliamentary Question No. 145 in 2018 [21158/18] which reflected payments made on finalised claims only.