Where has all the taxpayers' money gone?

The Department of Education predicted that the blanket indemnity given by the state to the religious orders against claims for abuse in residential institutions could cost €250 million. Education:

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
17th December, 2005

The Department of Education predicted that the blanket indemnity given by the state to the religious orders against claims for abuse in residential institutions could cost €250 million. Education:

In return for an indemnity against claims for six years, the orders agreed to make a contribution of €128 million, leaving the taxpayer to cover the bulk of the cost.

A Public Accounts Committee report found that officials had failed to establish a proper estimate of...

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