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23rd Oct 2020

Government vote to seal mother and baby home records for the next 30 years

Melissa Carton

The government held the vote last night.

The records of Irish mother and baby homes will remained sealed for the next 30 years.

This decision has caused a lot of controversy as many families have been denied access for years to these records and now might never know the truth about what happened to their family members.

Only moments after the vote TD Mark Ward posted the results to Facebook along with the caption;

“The government just voted to seal the records of the survivors of Mother and Baby homes away for 30 years. Shame on them!”

He is not alone in his opinion on the voting results as many have vented their anger and frustration online regarding the government’s decision.

Under a 2004 act the archives regarding the mother and baby homes will now be sealed for 30 years.