Caranua is an independent Irish state body for survivors of institutional abuse.
We will use funds from Irish religious congregations to address the health, housing and education needs of survivors living in Ireland and other parts of the world.
We will also promote understanding of the effects of institutional abuse and build the capacity of public services to recognise and respond to the needs of survivors.
For more information on Caranua click here.
To find out more about what you can apply for and how to make an application click here
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn has appointed Mr David O’Callaghan as the new Chairperson of Caranua. David is also chair of the Irish Red Cross and was formerly Secretary General of the Department of Defence. David will replace Sylda Langford, who has resigned due to planned surgery, following his approval by the Oireachtas committee on Education and Social Protection. The Minister has also appointed Frances Harrington to replace Paddy Doyle who resigned earlier this year for health reasons. Frances is a former resident who lives in County Tipperary.
Our CEO, Mary Higgins, was interviewed on RTE’s Morning Ireland on 17th January 2014 about the work of Caranua.
To listen to, or read the interview click here
We are pleased to announce that we are open for applications from 6th January 2014.
For further information about how to make an application, please click Make an Application .
If you would like to contact us by post, email, or phone our contact details are:-
Caranua, PO Box 12477, Dublin 1, Ireland
Freephone 1800 212477 (from Ireland)
Freephone 0808 234 1303 (from United Kingdom) Charges may apply from some mobile networks
+353 1 874 2277 from anywhere
We regret that we are unable to provide a free phone service outside Ireland and the United Kingdom, but if you call us we will call you back to reduce the cost of the call to you.