Pringle urges change in law to help baby homes survivors discover their identities

A Donegal TD is calling for Irish law to be amended to enable survivors of mother and baby homes to get access to records that will enable them discover their true identity.

Independent Deputy Thomas Pringle says the right to identity must be respected.

Speaking in the Dail, he said requests for personal data are still being refused by the Commission of Investigations, despite the government’s own attorney general’s advice, and European and GDPR legislation allowing such access.

Deputy Pringle says this legislation should supercede the domestic Commission of Investigations Records Act legislation, which is being used to deny access.