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Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has today (7 July 2017) published her Departments first monthly update on issues relating to Mother and Baby Homes


Friday 7th July, 2017

The Minister has introduced this new approach to communication to ensure former residents, their families and supporters have access to information on the matters of concern to them on a regular basis.

The monthly updates will provide information on the measures being progressed across Government to respond to the issues which have emerged so far from the work of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.
The independent Commission on Investigation continues to progress its statutory investigation and it will continue to directly communicate with relevant persons and the wider public in its own right.

These updates will be published in the Mother and Baby Homes section of my Department’s website on the first Friday of every month.

Today also sees the publication of the first stage document from the Expert Group to provide Technical Assistance in relation the site of the former Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Co. Galway.

The two documents can be accessed below. The Expert Group is due to complete its final report in September 2017.



Monthly Update on Issues relating to Mother and Baby Homes - July 2017

Options Identified in Stage 1 by the Expert Group to provide Technical Assistance to Government in relation to the location of juvenile human remains interred on the site of the former Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Co. Galway


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