Mother and baby home survivor disputes civil servant’s claim over statement

Mari Steed said that ‘there is and never has been’ any doubt that Mary Harney, another survivor, was identifiable in a Commission of Inquiry report, despite allegations made by Laura McGarrigle to the contrary

21st November, 2021
Mother and baby home survivor disputes civil servant’s claim over statement
Mari Steed, a mother and baby home survivor, is suing the state separately over findings about the vaccine trials in the homes. Picture: Gene Smirnov

A mother and baby home survivor has challenged allegations from a senior civil servant that she may have lacked “certainty” in a statement used as part of two high-profile court cases.

In an affidavit sworn in the US, Mari Steed said that “there is and never has been” any doubt in her mind that Mary Harney, another mother and baby home survivor, was identifiable in a Commission of Inquiry report.

She...

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