Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (424)

Joan Collins

Ceist:

424. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills the steps he will take to ensure that all survivors of abuse in day schools will receive redress from the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31854/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Taoiseach has requested that my Department, in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General, look again at the ex-gratia scheme in the light of the independent assessor's determination in 19 cases.

I'm sure the Deputy will understand the importance of having a more complete awareness of the extent of the problem and an accurate estimate of likely costs before introducing any modifications to a scheme.