The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation committee, from left: Mary Daly, Yvonne Murphy and Bill Duncan, at its founding in 2015
— Jennifer Bray (@Jennifer_Bray) June 11, 2021
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”.
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.