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Listen: Minister To Meet Religious Orders To Push Them To Make Greater Contribution To Redress Scheme.

: 03/10/2017 - 15:48

The Education Minister says he will again meet religious orders to push them to make a greater contribution to the child abuse redress scheme.

Religious congregations have come under fire for only contributing 13% of the cost of the Commission of Investigation and subsequent redress scheme.

The Irish headquarters of two of those orders, the Presentation Sisters and the Sisters of Mercy, are in Monasterevin and Naas, respectively.

The Public Expenditure Minister says the orders should be applying the same moral code to themselves that they expect of others.

Paschal Donohoe says they simply haven't paid up all they should have:

15donohoe-redress-alt-clip-pg.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

The orders are as follows:

Christian  Brothers
Sisters of Mercy
Daughters of Charity
Dominican Order
Sisters of Charity
Presentation Sisters
Presentation Brothers
Sisters of Our Lady of Charity
Sisters of Nazareth
Daughters of the Heart of Mary
Brothers of Charity
Sisters of St Clare
Sisters of St Louis
Order  of St John of God
De La Salle Order
Good Shephard Sisters

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