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Listen: Three Religious Orders Defend The Amount Of Money They've Given To Abuse Compensation Schemes.

: 03/10/2017 - 10:18

The Education Minister says he's 'massively disappointed' that religious orders are so far off their expected compensation for abuse survivors.

Richard Bruton plans to meet the groups to pursue it, after it was revealed they've only paid 13 per cent of payouts.

The Christian Brothers, Sisters of Mercy, whose Irish provincial office is in Naas,  and Mary Immaculate have all defended how much they've given to the redress scheme.

Initial estimates placed the cost at €250 million, but the final bill is over €1.5 billion.

Minister Bruton says religious orders need to pay their share:

09bruton-redress-clip-ar.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

 

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