Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (422, 423)

Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

422. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the person who advised that a prior complaint was required based on the interpretation of the judgment of the ECHR in a case (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31849/19]

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Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

423. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if it was a legal or political interpretation of the judgement of the ECHR in a case (details supplied) which found, incorrectly, that a prior complaint was necessary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31850/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Government established the Ex Gratia Scheme as part of the implementation of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Louise O'Keeffe v. Ireland and having taken legal advice in relation to the proposed Scheme in the context of that judgement.

The measures taken to implement the ECtHR judgement are set out in the Action Plans published on my Department's website at

https://www.education.ie/en/Learners/Information/Former-Residents-of-Industrial-Schools/ECHR-OKeeffe-v-Ireland/.