Thursday, 28 July 2016
According to a report by Orla Ryan for yesterday's Journal the Mother and Baby home commission has 'been granted an extension frame for the publication of two of the three reports it's preparing...All reports are due to be completed by Feb.2018 now.'
If this is the case, will the investigation finally be more inclusive?
Will all the Mother and Baby homes, nursing homes and adoption agencies be investigated?
Are extra resources going to fund this extension? If so, where is the money coming from?
We are told by Katherine Zappone that, "The extension is to accommodate the large numbers of witnesses coming forward and that all new information discovered is accurately recorded to give full understanding of the social history involved."
Can we believe that or is it some sort of delay tactic? We already know that the vaccine inquiry came to an abrupt end in 2002...
Whatever the actual reason, the extension is bound to cause a stir amongst ageing survivors from the homes. All we can do is watch things unfold and see what the interim report says in August.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Just received this beautiful hand made 'keepsake' from Caroline Kuyper from Donegal Yarnbomb. It says on the label "May we never forget, may we continue to put our energies towards a kinder, more just and loving world." This white piece: Mother and Baby Hearts soft blanket of care, feather of babies spirits, jagged wound of grief. 5 shades of white. Thank you Caroline for taking the time and effort to contribute to our project. SadieXx #Tuamspiritbabies There's still plenty of time if you want to get involved too, just watch the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se8FYIpFo_c
Monday, 25 July 2016
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