Thursday 26 April 2018

Push for early start to probe into homes

Eoghan MacConnell

APPOINTMENTS to the Commission of Investigation dealing with mother and baby homes will be made this summer with work due to commence at the earliest opportunity.

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Charlie Flanagan expects to report to Government on the terms of reference for the inquiry next week.

"I'm anxious if possible to achieve an agreed terms of reference by the Dail in accordance with the Act before the summer recess, which is before the 20th of July," Mr Flanagan said yesterday.

He has been engaged in consultation with church leaders, advocacy groups and opposition leaders in the Dail.

Mr Flanagan is also monitoring the work of an inter-departmental group involving eight departments and the National Archives.

Irish Independent

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