Stormont Executive announces inquiry into mother and baby homes in Northern Ireland

November has been a busy time for Governments North and South of the Irish Border.

Details of the proposed redress scheme for Mother and Baby Homes in the Republic of Ireland were announced on 16 November and on the previous day the 15 November, the Stormont Executive announced that a STATUTORY public inquiry will be held in Northern Ireland to investigate mother and baby homes, Magdalene laundries and workhouses there.

All of the recommendations made by the expert panel which we discussed in our blog have been accepted by the Stormont Executive.

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said “The publication of the report [last month] represents a major step forward for victims and survivors. I’m therefore pleased to inform members that the Executive accepts all of the recommendations in the panel’s report.”

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