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Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation wants to hear from former residents

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation would like to hear from anyone who was resident in, or who worked in any of the 14 mother and baby homes it is investigating, or relevant county homes, at any time from 1922 to 1998.

The Commission also wants to hear from people who have personal knowledge about the homes, including family members of residents, regular visitors or those who supplied services to them.

The Commission will investigate the high mortality rates recorded in these institutions, the living conditions and social care arrangements in the homes, and the exit arrangements made for single women and children on leaving.

The Commission is to report by 2018. It is chaired by Ms Justice Yvonne Murphy.

The Commission does not have powers to help people who were adopted from mother and baby homes to trace their identity and birth relatives, nor has it any role in deciding on or awarding redress or compensation.

The Commission is a separate agency to Caranua. Below are the contact details for the Commission:


Phone: 1800-806688 from within Ireland or 00353 1 6445088 from outside Ireland


Post: PO Box 12626, Dublin 2

Opening hours: 10am 1pm and 2pm – 4.30pm (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays)