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Late application for Residential Institutions Redress Board due 16 September

An official from the Department of Foreign Affairs has written to notify us that the deadline for late applicants to the Residential Institutions Redress Board is approaching.

Here is the text of the letter:

For information. Please find attached notification from the Residential Institutions Redress Board to all potential applicants that the Board’s power to accept late applications under sections 8(2) and 8(3) of the Redress Act 2002 will cease on the 17th of September 2011. Any such late applications received on or after that date will not be accepted by the Board. This means that the Board will not accept late applications received after midnight on Friday 16th September 2011.

This is the full text of the notice: 

 

Residential Institutions Redress Board
Republic of Ireland

NOTICE REGARDING LATE APPLICATIONS submitted under section 8 of the Residential Institutions Redress Act 2002 (as amended)

The Board is a statutory body established by Act of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) to provide 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 in the Republic of Ireland.

The Board would like to take this opportunity to inform all potential applicants that its power to accept late applications under sections 8(2) and 8(3) of the Redress Act 2002 will cease on the 17th of September 2011.

Any such late applications received on or after that date will not be accepted by the Board. This means that the Board will not accept late applications received after midnight on Friday 16th September 2011.

Late applications received before midnight on Friday 16th September 2011 will then be considered by the Board in accordance with the provisions of sections 8(2) and 8(3) of the Redress Act.

To facilitate applicants the Board will remain open until midnight on Friday the 16th of September.

The Board will continue its work thereafter until all applications (including late applications) have been considered.

Please note that all applications must be submitted in writing. The Board is not in a position to accept applications electronically.

Belfield Office Park, Clonskeagh, Dublin 4.
Phone  +353 1 268 0600 Lo Call 0845 4264
web-site www.rirb.ie

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