Final report into Mother and Baby Homes to be published

The Commission of Investigations’ final report into Mother and Baby Homes will be published today.

It was started in 2015 following claims the bodies of 796 babies lay in an unmarked grave at the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam.

The 4,000 page report looks at 18 homes and is expected to show 9,000 children died in the institutions – around 1 in 7 of the babies born there.

Before its publication this afternoon, it’ll be discussed at Cabinet and presented to survivors.

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald says it’s a hugely important day for them and their families.

“The experiences that will be recounted in the report to be published today are harrowing. They reflect a systemic abuse of women, of their children.

“I can only hope that the report does justice to the true horror and loss experienced by these women, their children, and their wider families.”


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