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Irish religious orders agree to pay $200m+ to abuse victims


The compensation scheme for victims of abuse in Irish religious institutions will finally cost between 200m and 500m Irish Pounds, the Minister for Education in Ireland, Dr Woods, has said in a report published in the Irish Times. Defending the agreement with the State's religious orders, Dr Woods said the children had been sent to institutions run by them on the State's instructions. Religious orders will make contributions to a value of 128m Irish Pounds to a redress scheme for people who suffered abuse while in institutional care, following the agreement reached between the Government and the Conference of Religious of Ireland (CORI).

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Irish Times
Ananova


01-Feb-02