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
to the Residential Institutions Redress Act, 2002”.