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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Department of Education and Skills

Residential Institutions Redress Scheme Data

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats)
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69. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the details of all cash sums and properties, with their values, transferred to the State by the religious orders under the institutions redress scheme, in tabular form; the total cash amount outstanding and, in the case of property, the total estimated value of property and the location of each property; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33225/16]

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
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As the Deputy will be aware, contributions from religious congregations towards the costs of redress are being made under two separate rounds.

Under the 2002 Indemnity Agreement, the 18 participating religious congregations are contributing €128m in cash, counselling services and property. The cash contributions of €54.42m under the Indemnity Agreement have been received while information has been provided to my Department that confirms that counselling services in excess of the €10m provided for in the agreement have been funded directly by the contributing congregations.

Under the 2002 Indemnity Agreement, my Department agreed, in principle, with CORI that a total of 64 properties would be accepted subject to good and marketable title and agreed valuations.  This number was reduced to 61 when the Department accepted and received a cash sum in lieu of three properties where good and marketable title could not be established.

48 Properties have been fully transferred and there are no outstanding issues. A list of these properties is attached. Work is continuing to finalise the arrangements in relation to the remaining properties.

In response to the call for further substantial contributions towards the costs of redress made in the aftermath of the publication of the report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (the Ryan Report), many of the congregations that were party to the 2002 Indemnity Agreement made voluntary offers which they valued at €348.51m, including cash, property and other elements. Subsequent offers and the value of a particular property offer amounted to €4.1m, bringing the total contribution offers to €352.61m.The Government agreed to use the €110m in cash contributions to fund the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund (Caranua).

To date, some €96.1m, comprising post Ryan Report contributions from congregations, associated interest and cash from property disposals has been lodged to the special investment account opened by the National Treasury Management Agency pursuant to the Residential Institution Statutory Act, 2012.  I understand that the remaining cash contributions will be received from congregations between now and 2018.  The figure of €96.1m referred to above includes contributions of €94.7m as follows:

Brothers of Charity €1.5m
Christian Brothers €20m
Daughters of Charity €5m
Daughters of the Heart of Mary€1.5m
De La Salle Brothers €1m (€0.055m interest)
Dominican Order €6.5m
Oblates of Mary Immaculate€20m 
Hospitaller Order of St. John of God €1m
Presentation Brothers€3.6m
Presentation Sisters€4m
Religious Sisters of Charity€2m
Sisters of Our Lady of Charity€1.5m
Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy€25.1m (€1.044m interest)
Sisters of St. Clare €1m
Sisters of St. Louis€1m

Work is underway on the transfer of those properties offered by the congregations in the aftermath of the publication of the Ryan Report and which were accepted in principle.  To date, the transfers of four properties to the State have been fully completed. The properties in question, which are in the course of being valued, are included in the attached list.

Properties which have been fully transferred under the 2002 Indemnity Agreement

1Doon, Co. Limerick€640,000
2St Coleman's, Rushbrooke, Co. Cork€571,380
3Playing Field, Carna, Co. Galway€175,000
4Secondary School & Site, Ennistymon, Co. Clare€980,000
5Mohill Community School Site, Co. Leitrim€520,000
6Terenure Secondary School, Dublin 6€4,500,000
7Site at Merrion, Dublin 4€8,900,000
8Two Properties at Tuam, Co. Galway€3,020,000
9Nursery Buildings, Goldenbridge, Dublin 12€570,000
1024 Westcourt, Tralee, Co. Kerry€184,110
11Site at Glenamaddy, Co. Galway€600,000
1211 Acre Site at Virginia Road, Kells, Co. Meath€825,000
13Deenagh House, Killarney, Co. Kerry€215,265
14St Anne's Secondary School, Dublin€2,600,000
1528 The Woodlands, Celbridge, Co. Kildare€270,000
16Vacant Buildings and Land at Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow€349,200
17Gate Lodge, Goldenbridge, Dublin 12€220,000
181 Garravogue Road, Raheen, Co Limerick€228,550
1923 Wooodlea, Tralee, Co Kerry€152,370
20Goldenbridge Group Homes€1,269,700
21Ballymote, Co Sligo€38,000
2215 The Willows, Mallow, Co. Cork€114,280
23Presentation Convent, Hospital, Co Limerick €175,000
24Traveller Site at Blackrock, Co. Dublin€3,045,000
25St Teresa's, Temple Hill, Blackrock, Co. Dublin€3,045,000
26Belmullet, Co Mayo€140,000
2759 Hollybank Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9€570,000
28Mount St Joseph, Passage West, Co. Cork€914,210
29Building & Site at Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford€598,045
30Avondale, Waterford Road, Kilkenny€330,000
31Site at Longmile Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12€325,000
32Presentation Convent, Hospital, Co. Limerick€254,000
33Convent Land at Barrack Street, Limerick€625,000
342 Moyle Crescent, Clondalkin, Dublin 22€325,000
35.28 Acre Site at Dolphin Park, Crumlin, Dublin 6€250,000
36Holy Cross Gardens, Killarney, Co. Kerry€1,270,000
3723 Parnell Square, Dublin 1€1,270,000
38Convent at Newport, Co. Mayo€635,000
39Ballina, Co. Mayo€38,000
40Airne Villa, Rock Road, Killarney, Co Kerry€221,615
416 Mount Vincent Terrace, Limerick€400,000
42Gentili, Farahoe, Innishannon, Cork€228,600
43Roseboro, 2 Firgrove Gardens, Bishopstown, Cork€292,100
444 The Hawthorns, Macroom Road, Bandon, Cork€215,900
455 Avondale Drive, Bandon, Co. Cork€190,500
46The Vineyard Centre, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow€349,250
47Lands at Mullaghmonaghan, Co. Monaghan€825,000
48Benvon, 5 Bishopstown Road, Bishopstown, Cork€279,400

Post Ryan Report voluntary property transfers which have been fully transferred

1Convent and Boarding School, Clonakilty, Co. Cork to the Minister for Education and Skills
2Old Primary School, Trim, Co. Meath to the Minister for Education and Skills
3Scoil Fatima, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim to the Minister for Education and Skills
4St Joseph’s Primary School (former), Abbey Street, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo to Mayo County Council


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