Tuam Home Survivors Network say they are devastated at the further one year extension announced this week by Minister Zappone, extended to the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.
Secretary of the network, Breeda Murphy, says that a year delay for a person in their eighties now waiting on that report, and who’s experience in a Mother and Baby Home has had a lifelong impact on their lives, is a very long time.
The Tuam Home Survivors Network had to read in the paper earlier this month that the Commission of Investigation was likely to be given a year extension, but was not informed of the delay directly from the Minister or her Department, Ms Murphy say.
In addition, she says even when that report is concluded it is looking at the site and what happened in Tuam, but it does not deal with the effects on the lives of its survivors.
Speaking to Midwest News Breeda says that an interim report on the status of survivors of Tuam’s Mother and Baby home is urgently required now, in the short term, and she has been explaining the impact of the year extension to the Commission of Investigation and how it was announced earlier this week, on former residents of Tuam’s Mother and Baby Home.