Minister Receives First Report of the Collaborative Forum
14/01/2019 - In mid-December members of the Collaborative Forum met in Miesian Plaza to present Minister Katherine Zappone with the Forum’s first report.
The Forum was established to facilitate and empower persons who endured these institutions to contribute to decisions on matters of concern to them and their families. In this way the voices of survivors can be a significant input into the Government’s response to these hugely complex and sensitive matters.
The Report is the culmination of months of hard work by Forum members. In welcoming this Report, the Minister thanked and acknowledged the contribution of each and every member of the Forum. Minister Zappone intends to bring the Report to Government in the coming weeks.
Commission requests extension Minister Receives First Report of the Collaborative Forum
Minister Zappone has received a request from the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes seeking an extension to the timeframe for the Commission to deliver its Final Reports. Minister Zappone is currently engaging with the Commission regarding this request and the matter will be brought to Government shortly.
Reports in the media did not come from this Department and the speculation contained in these reports is inaccurate. It is important to note that this request will not impact on the progress of the Government’s plan of action at the site of the former Mother and Baby Home in Tuam.