We need a criminal investigation into abuses at mother and baby homes

We need a criminal investigation into abuses at mother and baby homes

While national Irish media were slow to take Corless seriously, the robust nature of her evidence prompted a survey of the site of the grave and proved her correct. A commission of investigation into Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes was launched in 2015. On Tuesday, it delivered its final report. The report contains harrowing details of what happened at the 18 homes under investigation. Perhaps its most shocking revelation is that 9,000 children died within the system – approximately 15 per cent of all the babies born there. Towards the end of the almost 3,000 page report, there are 180 …
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