Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/09/2019. Tags: Teachers Education And Politics
The Department of Education and Skills has today (Monday 9th December) confirmed that the Congregation of Christian Brothers has fulfilled its voluntary pledge to the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund (RISF).
The Congregation’s contribution was completed through a series of monthly cash transfers between September and December of this year.
Since September a total of €6.8 million has been contributed by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, bringing to €8.8 million the amount contributed in 2019 and €30 million contributed since 2013.
Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. said: “I welcome the latest contributions made by the Christian Brothers as it fulfils the congregation’s pledge to complete its voluntary contributions.
“These payments ensure that Caranua has access to the full €110 million in cash contributions which were committed to. Most importantly, the financial contributions will allow Caranua to continue its supports for survivors.”
The contributions made by the Congregation of Christian Brothers over the course of September to December mean the full €110 million which was pledged has been paid into the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund, with the money funding the work of Caranua, the independent state body set up to help people who, as children, experienced abuse in residential institutions.
A further portion of the contribution made by the Congregation, a little over €428,000, is to be paid to the new National Children’s Hospital, as required under law.