The Taoiseach has offered an apology on behalf of the State to victims of sexual abuse in day schools.
It comes after a ruling that the State misinterpreted a European court judgement that made accessing redress harder.
The latest ruling said victims shouldn't have to prove they had made a prior complaint against a teacher.
Speaking in the Dáil today, Leo Varadkar said the redress scheme will be reopened to allow victims access to compensation.
He said: "I believe that sexual abuse is the most heinous of all crimes, especially when the victims are children.
"It stays with them forever; trust is betrayed, lives forever destroyed and families broken.
"So on behalf of the State, I want to apologise to people who were sexually abused when they were children in our day schools before 1992 and for the State's delay thereafter in acknowledging that it had a responsibility to protect them."
He added that the State would pay compensation to the 13 people who lodged the court appeal without delay.