Questions we asked Jan O’ Sullivan education minister via Clare Daly TD

Clare Daly TD

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the financial amount paid out to
survivors by Caranua; and the financial amount paid out on wages..
-Clare Daly.

* For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 17th September, 2014.
Reference Number: 33891/14, 33896/14, 33904/14, 34655/14


Minister Jan O’Sullivan

I propose to take questions 33891/14, 33896/14, 33904/14, 34655/14 together.
Caranua, the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board, is an independent
statutory body established pursuant to the Residential Institutions Statutory
Fund Act 2012. Caranua provides regular updates on its website (
in regard to the number of applications received and related matters. I
understand that by end August, Caranua had received 3,188 applications of which
3,059 applicants were deemed to be eligible, 75 applications were still being
processed and 54 applicants were found not to be eligible to apply; 2,431
applicants have had their identification documents verified and application
advisors had been in touch with 1,203 applicants. By that time Caranua had made
payments worth €1,775,541 to 335 applicants.

I have arranged to have the Deputies’ questions forwarded to Caranua with a
view to having any additional available information provided to them directly
as soon as possible.