Judge: legal challenges to mother and baby homes report raise ‘significant issues’

Mr Justice Garrett Simons made the comments while agreeing to join the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) as amicus curiae to two judicial reviews being taken by survivors

10th October, 2021
Judge: legal challenges to mother and baby homes report raise ‘significant issues’
The reviews are challenging the findings made in the final report into mother and baby homes from the commission of inquiry set up in 2015 to document the experiences of those who lived in the homes between 1922 and 1998. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Legal challenges to a report into mother and baby homes raise “significant issues” on the operation and role of commissions of inquiry, a High Court judge has said.

Mr Justice Garrett Simons was speaking as he agreed to join the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) as amicus curiae to two judicial reviews being taken by survivors of mother and baby homes.

The reviews are challenging the findings made in the final...

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