Taoiseach to make formal apology

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to make a formal apology to those who were placed in mother and baby homes in the next hour.

Micheál Martin is expected to address the next steps the government will take following publication of the 3,000 page Commission report.

That’s likely to include issues like memorialisation, access to records and restitution for the survivors.

In the Dáil Taoiseach Micheál Martin has disputed the allegation that he has not fully held the state and church to account in his statements on the Commission report.

“My remarks and my statement yesterday in no way sought to diminish the role of the churches or indeed the state, and any reading of them would confirm that.

“I spoke about the perverse moral code overseen by the church.”


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