A Week Of Reckoning?

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From top: Minister for Children, Disabilty, Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman TD; Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation members at the commission’s launch in 2015, from left: Professor Mary Daly, Judge Yvonne Murphy, Dr William Duncan.

This morning/afternoon.

Some details surrounding the publication next week of the long-awaited report by Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation have been released.

Via Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance:

Minister for Children, Disabilty, Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman has advised this morning that he will be bringing a Memorandum to Cabinet on Tuesday the 12th January as he intends to seek approval for the publication of the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related matters) and the Commission’s Sixth Interim report.

On the same day, he will also bring a separate Memorandum seeking approval to proceed with the Certain Historic Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill, which will allow for exhumation and dignified reburial of the remains interred at the site at Tuam. Pending Cabinet approval, the Bill will then proceed to pre-legislative scrutiny in the Oireachtas.

After the Cabinet meeting, An Taoiseach and Minister will host an online presentation for former residents and those directly affected  to outline some of the key findings from the Report, along with details of the initial Government response.  The Minister has provided details of how we can access the online webinar.  The webinar is not open to the media who will be afforded a separate briefing after the webinar has concluded.

Meanwhile…

Last night.

Breeda Murphy, of Tuam Mother and Baby Home Alliance, and Mother and Baby Home adoptee and activist Eunan Duffy on what they hope and expect from the report.

RollingNews, Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

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