Residential Institutions Redress Board Closing in Sept 2011
Deadline for Applicants to the Residential Institutions Redress
16 September 2011 is the last day on which
applications can be made to the Residential Institutions Redress Board.
The Minister for Education and Skills has announced that the
Redress Board is to be wound down. The Redress Board will not
consider late applications received on or after 17 September 2011.
All applications must be in writing using the Redress Board’s
standard application form.
If you think that you may have a claim, then
please contact us at Hodge Jones & Allen.
Melanie Williams heads the HJA team of
specialist Redress Board lawyers handling these
You may have a
claim if you were resident in an industrial school, reformatory
school, children’s home or other state-linked institution in the
Republic of Ireland while you were under the age of 18. In order to
qualify for an award, you must satisfy the residency criteria and
have been subjected to sexual, physical or emotional abuse or
neglect and suffered from a physical, psychiatric or other injury
consistent with that abuse. It may be possible to apply on behalf
of a person who has died since 11 May 1999.
Following its establishment in 2002, the
Redress Board has received over 15,000 applications, with awards
averaging €63,000. Hodge Jones & Allen has represented over 520
applicants, comprising the largest group of survivors now living in
If you require any further advice, please contact us via the website or
call us on 0800 437 0080.