Call for government to apologise for obstructing access to mother and baby home records

Aoife Moore - The Irish Examiner

"An adoptee identity rights organisation has called on the Government to commit to a national apology for the 'decades-long practice of concealing and obstructing access to records pertaining to mother and baby homes,'" says this article from the Irish Examiner. According to the article, it was "acknowledged that the new legislation in relation to mother and baby homes does not address all the issues involved and that the need remains for proper tracing legislation and a national archive for the records of the various reports and commissions." Minister Roderic O’Gorman noted that "there was a need for a national adoption archive to ensure that the records from the various reports and commissions were 'properly managed with access for survivors and adoptees'".