Quinn to ask for school property
EDUCATION Minister Ruairi Quinn is set to ask the religious orders to hand over more school property to the State to reduce the cost of compensating abuse survivors.
The State has spent around €1.3bn on compensating those who were abused in industrial schools run by the Catholic orders. But so far, the religious orders who ran the schools have only agreed to provide around €476m worth of compensation.
Mr Quinn got the approval yesterday to go ahead with legislation needed in the wake of the Ryan Report.