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Comment by William Delahunty on September 25, 2017 at 22:13
Anyone know what's happening with Caranua
Comment by Barbie on September 26, 2017 at 9:15

Hi William, they are quiet at the moment but in the background they are up to no good. Both my sister received calls from their so called advisers and were told that if they didn't put in their applications their cases would be closed within 6 week. We had never signed up to the capped guidelines 2 as by doing so your case could be closed when you reach the €15,000 limit, where as the original guidelines you could send in as many applications until the fund finished. However, no matter how many applications you send in everything is refused by Caranua anyway and if you are lucky to get any work done it done by cowboys.  

Comment by Barbie on September 26, 2017 at 9:20
Comment by William Delahunty on September 26, 2017 at 12:03
Thanks Barbara I taught that
Comment by Pat Brennan on September 26, 2017 at 15:36

Have to say I'm totally confused by what Caranua are doing, saying one thing doing the other,Im off to have two hip replacements and a Back Operation soon have asked Caranua for help with a Orteptic Bed at least, and they said NO.I have sent in Doctors reports Specialist Reports Therapist's Reports and it makes no difference to them.

Comment by William Delahunty on September 26, 2017 at 20:35
Sorry I have to ask what's going on since the review it seems like a complete shutdown
Comment by Barbie on September 27, 2017 at 9:30

Hi William, this is the answer Catherine Connolly T.D. received from the Minister Richard Bruton with responsibilities for Caranua and what I can gather from this statement is I don't think a review has even started yet.

Residential Institutions Redress Scheme

Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 204 of 27 June 2017, when the review of Caranua will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): As I explained in my reply to the Deputy’s question of 27 June, it was envisaged that the initial phase of the Caranua eligibility review would be conducted by an economist on secondment to my Department from the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service. That initial phase, which involves a review of Caranua’s expenditure to date and an estimation of the projected expenditure taking into account applications on hands and anticipated further applications together with an estimation of any possible underspend of the available funding, is nearing completion. 

In accordance with the Terms of Reference of the review, if an underspend is indicated a consultation process will be initiated with stakeholders about an expansion of the eligibility criteria, including identification of the groups that could be considered for inclusion in any expansion, and will identify possible arrangements for verifying eligibility, resource implications and related issues. 

In the event that the findings of the initial phase of the review indicate that there is unlikely to be an underspend of the €110 million in funding available to Caranua, the review will conclude at that point. 

Comment by Barbie on September 27, 2017 at 9:39

The Minister, still says that Caranua is an independent body and my opinion is as far as his government is concerned Caranua can do what they like to survivors.

Comment by William Delahunty on September 27, 2017 at 9:58
I received the same reply from him when I sent him an email. Has this statement being given to everyone that has contacted him seems to me FG.and Labour well scrued the survivors as soon as the found out there was money in the pot.
Comment by Barbie on September 27, 2017 at 18:33

as far as I am aware everyone receives the same reply from the minister, he's like a muppet on a broker recoed with Mary Higgins hand stuck up his you know what

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