Government under pressure over decision to seal mother and baby Home files

Minister argues that he is trying preserve the records, while campaigners say that the new bill has caused renewed trauma for survivors of the homes

25th October, 2020
Government under pressure over decision to seal mother and baby Home files
Roderic O’Gorman, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, speaks to the media

The government is under growing pressure to ensure survivors of Mother and Baby Homes can access records from a five-year state investigation after controversially voting to seal files for 30 years.

Following an emotional and highly charged debate last Thursday, the Dáil approved legislation that will transfer a database of information gathered by the Mother and Baby Homes Commission to Tusla, the child and family agency.

The remaining records will be sealed for 30...

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