03 March 2017

Statement from Jan O’Sullivan TD, Labour spokeperson for Children and Youth Affairs, regarding the excavation at Tuam by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

“I am deeply saddened and concerned to hear confirmation today of the recovery of human remains at the site of a former mother and baby home in Tuam in Co.Galway.

“The brave women who lived at the home as well as their relatives who have come forward over the past number of years to tell their stories, and the painstaking research by local historian Catherine Corless, have helped to shed light on another dark chapter in Irish history.

“I continue to offer my support to the ongoing work of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, which is due to release its final report next year, and hope it will be of some help to the former residents and their families.”

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