05/12/2017 - Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD
Extension of time to ensure crucial questions are fully addressed
New Collaborative Forum will give a strong voice to former residents
UN Special Rapporteur to be invited to assist Ireland in responding to issues relating to Mother and Baby Homes
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has today published the Third Interim Report from the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.
05/11/2017 - Expert Technical Group Tuam Report
Minister Katherine Zappone has received the report of the Expert Technical Group dealing with the site of the former Mother and Baby Home, Tuam, Co. Galway. The multidisciplinary team of experts was appointed to provide technical advices to Government on the future of the site after the Commission’s announcement in March 2017 that they had discovered significant quantities of human remains at the former Mother and Baby Home.
06/10/2017 - Minister Zappone meets with former residents in Cork
A second Facilitated Meeting is taking place today (6th October 2017) at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel just outside Cork city centre. This event was aimed at former residents and their supporters who were unable to attend the initial meeting held in June at the Weston Hotel in Dublin. Approximately 30 people are participating in the day including former residents, members of representative groups and their supporters.
01/09/2017 - Announcement of facilitated consultation with former residents.
Minister Katherine Zappone is pleased to confirm the arrangements for the second facilitated consultation with former residents of mother and baby homes. The meeting will take place at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel in Cork City on the 6th of October.
04/08/2017 - Expert Technical Group continues its work in relation to the Tuam site
The Expert Technical Group established by Minister Katherine Zappone is making progress in its work. An extensive geophysical survey was undertaken on site at Tuam in July. This consisted of data
collection through a variety of non invasive techniques, over the course of 5 days.