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The Redress Board was set up under the Residential Institutions Redress Act, 2002 to make fair and reasonable awards to persons who, as children, were abused while resident in industrial schools, reformatories and other institutions subject to state regulation or inspection.

The Board, which is wholly independent, is chaired by The Honourable Mr. Justice Esmond Smyth.

This Web site provides a general outline of the way in which the Board deals with applications for redress. All applications must, however, be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Residential Institutions Redress Act, 2002 and the Regulations made under the Act. For further information, please download “A Guide to the Residential Institutions Redress Act, 2002”.