Treatment of mother and baby homes survivors ‘disgraceful,’ says Sligo councillor

A Sligo councillor says the way survivors of mother and baby homes have been treated is ‘nothing short of disgraceful.’

It’s after a report to be released later this week from the Commission of Investigation into the homes is expected to contain an estimate that 9,000 children died in 18 institutions between 1922 and the closure of the last such home in 1998,

According to a report in yesterday’s Sunday Independent, it’s understood the estimate is based on infant mortality being twice as high for children born in the homes, compared to children in society at large.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, morning, the Cabinet will meet to approve the report by the Commission of Investigation into the homes.

The Taoiseach is due to make his apology in the Dáil on Wednesday when it reconvenes after the Christmas break

Sligo Solidarity People Before Profit Councillor Gino O Boyle has maintained a keen interest in the entire mother and baby homes issue; his father, the late Councillor Seamie O Boyle was brought to the Nazareth House in Sligo in the early months of his life.

Cllr Gino O Boyle has been giving Ocean FM News his opinion on the most recent developments, and the revelations that are expected to be officially released this week.