Need for more engagement with survivors

Galway Independent

Galway County Council need to engage in a “much more meaningful way” with Tuam historian Catherine Corless and representatives of the survivors of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. That’s according to Sinn Féin Senator, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh.

This week, a Sinn Féin motion to set up a Truth Commission into the home and all other related institutions is due to be voted on in the Dáil, with the Galway Senator calling on all Galway TDs to support the motion.

Representatives of survivors are very upset by the way they are being treated by Galway County Council, Senator Ó Clochartaigh said. “It appears they are being completely ignored when any decision or announcements in relation to the Tuam Mother and Baby Home are being made.”

He described proposals for a Peace Garden at the site at this stage as “wholly inappropriate given what has been brought to public attention by Catherine Corless and others.”

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