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I have today written to Clare daly 

Hi Clare we cannot find any way to get attention of the corruption of Caranua 
they claim to hav spent 7 million but no one seems to know on what as most of the survivors have got very little and I had been waiting now a year only to be told that I have to wait another 3 months something's very wrong. Please guide to me to a  human that can help me. Please As I know you cannot yourself take this on
Clare if good women and men do nothing then EVIL will win. I cannot let that happen again to us and by us I mean all the survivors.

Clare Daly

5:42 PM (3 hours ago)
to me

Hi Siobhan,

Thanks for getting in touch and I am very sorry that you had to. I have tried to get answers from the Minister with regard to the functioning of Caranua, but have not been too successful to date. I will try to pursue with the latest information you have given me and I will give you shout when I hear back.

All the best
Clare Daly

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Comment by Rob Northall on January 30, 2015 at 12:29

Written answers

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Department of Education and Skills

Residential Institutions

Photo of Clare DalyClare Daly (Dublin North, United Left)
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462. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the amount that have been expended to date by Caranua and under which headings; and the number of persons that received payment, including administrative costs. [3571/15]

Photo of Jan O'SullivanJan O'Sullivan (Limerick City, Labour)
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Caranua 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 31st December 2014, Caranua had made payments worth €8,935,624 to 1,062 persons who had applied to it. That total amount is broken down under the following headings: Housing €6.42m, Heath €2.16m and Education €0.35m. I understand also that administrative costs associated with the running of the organisation in 2014 amounted to just over €1m. I should point out that all of these figures are provisional and are unaudited. In accordance with the relevant legislative provisions, Caranua's audited annual accounts will be laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas in the normal manner.


NOTE: You can comment on this at the above Link!

Comment by Rob Northall on January 30, 2015 at 12:42

above Link

Has the Minister Read

General Scheme of a Residential Institutions

Statutory Fund Bill, 2011

If she had she would realise that CaraNua is accountable to her!

You can read it @

Comment by Rob Northall on January 30, 2015 at 12:57

There is also this Extract from


Directions of


10.—(1) The Minister may, in relation to the performance by the

Board of its functions, give a direction in writing to the Board requiring it to comply with such policies of the Government as are specified

in the direction. 40

(2) The Minister may, by direction in writing amend or revoke a

direction under this section, including a direction under this


(3) The Board shall comply with a direction under this section.


11.—(1) The Board shall consist of 9 members who shall be

appointed by the Minister—

(a) of whom 4 are persons who were resident in an institution

specified in the Schedule to the Act of 2002 before they

attained the age of 18 years, and 5

(b) among whom there are persons other than those referred

to atparagraph (a), who have knowledge of, and expertise in relation to one or more than one of the following:

(i) the keeping of financial accounts and disbursement

of funds; 10

(ii) the management and administration of an


(iii) the provision of an approved service or approved


(2) The Minister shall appoint one member of the Board as 15


(3) The Minister shall, in so far as is practicable, ensure an equitable balance between men and women in the composition of the


(4) The members of the Board shall, subject to the provisions of 20

this Act, hold office on such terms and conditions (including terms

and conditions relating to the payment of allowances for expenses)

as may be determined by the Minister, with the approval of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

(5) In performing its functions, the Board shall act in utmost good 25

faith with due care, skill and diligence.

(6) The provisions of the Schedule shall have effect in relation to

the Board.

12.—(1) A member of the Board shall hold office for such period,

not exceeding 4 years from the date of his or her appointment, as 30

the Minister shall determine.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), a member of the Board whose

period of office expires by the passage of time is eligible for reappointment as such a member.

(3) A member of the Board shall not hold office as such member 35

for more than 2 terms of office that are consecutive.

Just in Case ANYONE is in Any Doubt Where the Buck Stops!

Comment by shep on February 3, 2015 at 12:21

I listened to a radion program over the weekend, Joan Bruton it seams was adopted as a baby as was the practice back in the day, amazing how selective amnesia is so prelevent in our society. Given she is in the department of social protection...

Comment by Elizabeth Nicholas on February 3, 2015 at 19:34

Hello all,  is Clare Daly in the irish government,   I dont really know her but if she cannot get in touch with the Minister to put our case to her who can.  Who can justify caranua getting 1 million Euros for admin and the running of this office.  Our money is running away with these uncaring people.  I applied for help some time ago and have heard nothing,  who are they supposed to be helping,  I think it is them who are helping themselves to our money. Why cant we get a meeting arranged with this minister is she in hiding again. 

Comment by jack colleton on February 3, 2015 at 19:44

How Long Has Caranua Been In Existence?  

Comment by Michelle on February 4, 2015 at 3:19
Only since January of 2014 & none of them are trained in caruna
Comment by Elizabeth Nicholas on February 4, 2015 at 11:04

If these people are NOT trained,  why are we being told that they are,  in the literature they send out to us.  So why are they in these positions and being paid with our money.  Why is the minister not doing anything to shut this company down, or at least change how it is run,  but we (survivors) should have a say in all aspects of how things are run.

Comment by jack colleton on February 4, 2015 at 11:33

hello Michelle.  that long?!  those spending figures seem totally unreal! 

Comment by jack colleton on February 4, 2015 at 11:35

survivors need to be on board. survivors need to be involved (engaged) at all levels of administration and delivery of service (s).

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