12/04/2018 - Collaborative Forum for Former Residents of Mother and Baby Homes

Last month Minister Zappone announced the members of the Selection Panel tasked with overseeing the process of appointments to the Collaborative Forum for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes. The Panel has met on a number of occasions and is working towards finalising the application and selection process.

Further details will be announced through national media in the coming weeks so as to enable interested parties to submit an expression of interest in participating in this process.

Consultations on the future of the burial site in Tuam.

Galway County Council has concluded the public consultation process on the five options identified in the Report of the Expert Technical Group on the Tuam site. Minister Zappone is awaiting the production of the facilitators’ report which will be based on the submissions received and the outcomes from the consultation events.

The Minister would like to thank the many individuals and groups who made written submissions and personal contributions to the process.

In addition, the Minister wishes to thank Galway County Council for facilitating the process and the members of the Expert Technical Group (ETG) for their contribution to the consultation events. The participation of the ETG provided an opportunity to further explain the technical issues involved and clarify the questions which participants raised.