The Shame of Ireland
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D., today announced appointments to the Board of Caranua (the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund) for 2017 – 2021
Caranua is a Statutory Body with the structure and functions set out in the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Act 2012, with a 9 member Board which must include 4 former residents.
The Board of Caranua oversees the use of the cash contributions of up to €110 million pledged by the religious congregations to support the needs of some 15,000 survivors of residential institutional child abuse. These survivors have received awards from the Residential Institutions Redress Board or equivalent court awards.
The support to be provided will include a range of approved services, including health and personal social services, education and housing services. To date €97.3m in cash contributions and associated interest have been received and the balance of the €110m is expected to be received by end 2018.
The Board members are appointed for a four year term of office, commencing on 24 May, 2017. The positions are not remunerated.
The Board of Caranua will be composed of the following members:
Mr David O’Callaghan - Chairperson
Ordinary Members (former residents of institutions)
Mrs Frances Harrington
Mr Thomas Cronin
Mr Francis W. Treanor BL
Dr Mary T. Lodato
Other Ordinary Members
Mr Damian Casey
Mr Thomas Daly
Ms Patricia Carey
Ms Katherine Finn
Mr David O’Callaghan, Mrs Frances Harrington, Ms Katherine Finn, Mr Damian Casey and Mr Thomas Daly have been re-appointed to the Board, all having served one term, or part thereof, on the previous Board.
The Minister welcomed the appointments and wished all members well in the in their important and challenging role.
Get Digging People!!
With a Barrister on the Board they Still managed to break the Law Regarding the Stautory Trust Fund Bill this gets worse all the time??
Francis Traynor needs to removed Immediately!
He is Barrister for Right Of Place and Never lifted a Finger to Challenge the Unconstitutional Indemnity Deal
Right Of Place Negotiated and Accepted Redress on Behalf of Survivors with his Assistance as far as I'm Aware??
The government employed these people so the government should be paying them. We complained about this group from the start but it was forced on us.
Hi All, with five of the same board members returning nothing much will change as these will be the force on the board and all will follow the lead of the CEO Mary Higgins. They have not stood up for survivors for what they took the positions to up hold and protect the rights of survivors and to protect our interests.
Shows my Comment for the removal of Francis Traynor from Caranua
If you read down??