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Friday, 16 October 2020

Seanad Éireann Debate
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Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages

It is my first time speaking today but I spoke on Wednesday's Second Stage debate as well. The testimony and experience of the people who have spoken today is very powerful and there is a wealth o...More Button

  The question was asked if we had spoken with survivors and it was mentioned earlier today that there was a meeting of Galway County Council about this issue. It is true we had the oppo...More Button

  We are speaking about amendments but delaying the Bill will delay the report and leave no legislation in place to transfer the information uncovered by the commission to any other organ...More Button

  The Minister mentioned extra funds have been allocated to Tusla. Will there be funds for some of the groups that are looking to access the information? I know the Minister will bring ...More Button

  The database will be protected and preserved. It will be available through Tusla and it will not have an impact on future attempts to access the information once we introduce legislati...More Button

  I ask that this Bill be supported and passed so the report can issue and survivors and families of survivors can have access to the report as soon as possible.More Button

I will be brief. I thank the Minister. What he said was welcome to hear. For many of the volunteer groups, it will be welcome news. While having a database is important, the groups speak about ...More Button

  By "non-redacted", I meant that the documents would be transferred to Tusla in a way where there would be no redactions. Therefore, the database would be much more valuable. I just wi...More Button

I will follow up on some of the points Senator Gavan made as well. There are many volunteer groups helping survivors and members of their families to access these documents at present. The origin...More Button

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Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Shannon Group: Motion (Resumed)

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