Residential Institutions Statutory Fund (RISF)

Minister Quinn announces establishment of the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund

The Residential Institutions Statutory Fund (RISF) is to be officially established next Monday, the 25th of March. The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D. is also announcing the appointment of the members of the RISF Board and the designation of the first CEO.

The RISF Board is a new body which is being established under the provisions of the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Act 2012. The Board will oversee the use of the cash contributions of up to €110 million pledged by the religious congregations to support the needs of some 15,000 survivors of residential institutional child abuse. These survivors have received awards from the Residential Institutions Redress Board or equivalent court awards.

The support to be provided will include a range of approved services, including health and personal social services, education and housing services. To date €40m in cash contributions have been received from the congregations and a further €27m is expected on the establishment of the Fund.

Minister Quinn said, “The establishment of the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board represents a critically important step in responding to the needs of those who were subjected to horrendous abuse while children in residential institutions. I greatly appreciate the fact that the members have agreed to contribute to the work of the Board and I wish them well in their work. While the tasks facing the Fund are significant, I am confident that it will make a meaningful contribution to the wellbeing of the survivors of institutional abuse.”

The composition of the Board is as follows:

Ms Sylda Langford, Chairperson

Ordinary Members (former residents of institutions)

  1. Mr Paddy Doyle
  2. Ms Bernadette Fahy
  3. Ms Phyllis Morgan
  4. Mr Martin Power

Other Ordinary Members

  1. Mr Damian Casey
  2. Mr Austin Currie
  3. Mr Tom Daly
  4. Ms Katherine Finn BL

Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board

Who we are

The Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board was established in March 2013 under the provisions of the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Act 2012.

What we do

The Board will oversee the use of the cash contributions of up to €110 million pledged by the religious congregations to support the needs of some 15,000 survivors of residential institutional child abuse. These survivors have received awards from the Residential Institutions Redress Board or equivalent court awards.

The supports to be provided will include a range of approved services, including health and personal social services, mental health services, education services and housing services.

The Education Finance Board has been dissolved and its remaining functions have been transferred to the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund.

Contact

Website: www.educationfinanceboard.com
E-mail: info@educationfinanceboard.com

Address: Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board, Floor 3, 24/27 North Frederick Street, Dublin 1.

Phone: 1890 742 742
Fax: (01) 874 5709

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