GCC Statement on Final Report of Commission of Investigation (Mother Baby Homes)
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 12:11:00 GMT
13th January 2021
Galway County Council Statement on the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related matters)
Galway County Council welcomes the publication of the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related matters) and recognises that this is an important milestone with deep and personal impact for all those with a connection to the former Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, especially former residents, their families and advocates.
The Final Report of the Commission is comprehensive and it will take some time to read and fully absorb the findings but the Council will remain available to former residents of the Mother and Baby Home, the local residents and wider community in Tuam to offer support during what is clearly a difficult time.
The co-operation and assistance of the Council will continue and it is committed to supporting the actions and work that will follow-on from the publication of the Final Report.
The Council acknowledges the commitment by Government to advance burials legislation to support the excavation, exhumation and, where possible, identification of remains together with their dignified reburial and the Council has and will continue to actively assist the ongoing work to implement the Government’s agreed course of action and response for the Tuam site.