Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Mayo County Council’s part in the running of the Tuam Mother and Baby home will be discussed in two weeks’ time.

Cllr Christy Hyland proposed the council hold a special meeting as soon as possible to discuss the report from the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation. “I read the report into the Tuam Home over the weekend and I want councillors to discuss the matter as Mayo County Council was mentioned a number of times in the report. This is a very important and sensitive issue.”

The proposal was seconded by Cllr Michael Kilcoyne who said that any copies, records or archives which are in the possession of the council in relation to the home should also be brought before the meeting. “This is a very sad issue,” he stated.

Interim CEO, Peter Duggan said all councillors should be given the opportunity to read the report in detail.

It was agreed to hold the special meeting on Monday, February 1 next.

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