Send information on Tuam Mother and Baby Home to Commission of Investigation


East Galway TD Paul Connaughton has this week urged people with information in relation to the Tuam Mother and Baby Home to send such information to the Commission of Investigation in Dublin.
A group of people representing the Tuam Graveyard Committee met with Minister for Children James Reilly TD on Wednesday last in Leinster House. The meeting was facilitated by East Galway TD Paul Connaughton, who afterwards urged people to forward any relevant information to the independent Commission of Investigation.
Speaking after the meeting Deputy Connaughton said, ‘I was very happy
to facilitate a meeting between the group representing Tuam Graveyard Committee and Minister Reilly last Wednesday. There was a very open discussion between the Minister and his officials and the Tuam group.
‘One significant point that arose during the meeting was the need for a single point of contact for people in East Galway and further afield who have information in relation to the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. There needs to be a point of contact where the Tuam Committee can forward information to and also where members of the public can give information to the Commission of Investigation before it begins its work. Such information will help the investigation and it is important that this information is made available to the Commission as early as possible, so that it can inform their work.
‘From speaking to Minister O’Reilly afterwards he was very impressed with the group and the work they have done to date and I hope that they can work with the Commission of Investigation in coming weeks and months to bring all information possible to the attention of the Commission.’
Anyone with any information can forward it to Commission of Investigation – Mother and Baby Homes, No. 73, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.