Vow Of Silence


The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation committee, from left: Mary Daly, Yvonne Murphy and Bill Duncan, at its founding in 2015

This afternoon.

Commissions of Investigation, the three members declared in a letter, are required to be independent and “do not follow a popular or political narrative or agenda” and seek “to establish the truth as best it can”.

The report’s findings, and the Commission’s interim reports could be “put in peril by an appearance before some of the Committee’s members whose rush to judgment without due process, is already a matter of record”.

Former members of Mother and Baby Homes Commission refuse to appear before Oireachtas (Irish Times)

Yesterday: To Mangle, Misquote And Misrepresent


The chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children has said she has not yet seen a letter from former members of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation reportedly refusing an invitation to appear before the committee.

She said the clerk of the committee received a “one line email” from Commission Director Ita Mangan on behalf of its members at 11.25am, stating that a letter had been hand delivered to the Oireachtas.

Committee members are still trying to establish the whereabouts of the letter.

Sinn Féin TD Kathleen Funchion said the first she heard about this was in a report on The Irish Times website this afternoon.

Committee chair has not seen invitation refusal letter from mother-and-baby home commission members (RTÉ)

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8 thoughts on “Vow Of Silence

  1. eamonn

    Hogwash, they appear have a very superior attitude.
    High handed, dismissive – like they were guided by an invisible hand.

    1. goldenbrown

      “like they were guided by an invisible hand”

      it smells almost like there’s some dei style interference going on, definitely something off here, not incompetence

  2. H

    I’m so angry about this that I nearly just threw my phone on the ground! It boils my blood – aaaargh!

  3. Donald McCarthy

    Nobody tells the bosses what to do cos they don’t have bosses like the little people have bosses.

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