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Clare submitted a question to the Minister on his plans to consult with survivors of abuse in residential industrial schools to develop a survivor-led strategy to provide support for those survivors who need more help and a question on locating a premises for Malahide/Portmarnock Educate together. Unfortunately her questions were not selected from the lottery for debate, but you can read the Minister’s responses below.

For Oral Answer on : 06/12/2017
Question Number(s): 52 Question Reference(s): 51991/17
Department: Education and Skills

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to facilitate requests for consultation talks with survivors of residential industrial schools in order to develop a survivor lead strategy to provide support for those survivors that are looking for more help; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


At a recent meeting with survivors, I expressed a willingness to have a series of consultation meetings around the country, led by and for survivors of institutional abuse.  The purpose of these meetings will be to enable survivors to reflect on their experiences, the State’s response to the issue of institutional abuse and to make any recommendations they wish to make.   The detail of how this can happen is being worked out and Department officials are in contact with survivors.
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