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A Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and a representative sample of County Homes has been established by Order of Government.

The Commission would like to hear from anyone who was resident in or who worked in any of the Mother and Baby Homes or County Homes which are the subject of the investigation. We would also like to hear from people who have personal knowledge about the homes, for example, family members of residents, regular visitors or those who supplied services to the homes.

We welcome written submissions and our Confidential Committee will also meet in person with a number of former residents, employees and others with relevant information to hear their experiences.

Please contact us at:

    Confidential Freephone 1800 80-66-88 (ROI only)

To make a confidential call to the Commission from outside of the Republic of Ireland, the number to dial is 00 353 1 6445088.

The opening hours for the Confidential phone line are as follows:

Monday to Friday (excluding Irish Bank Holidays)

10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm.

    By email at:

    By Post: Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation

    73 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2, D02 N773.
    P.O. Box 12626, Dublin 2

We will not reveal the identity of any person who meets with the Confidential Committee. Please note that the closing date for applications to meet the Confidential Committee is Wednesday, 1 March 2017.

Please see the Commission’s Terms of Reference and a list of the homes which it is investigating.

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We are unable to investigate any institution that is not part of our Terms of Reference.

Our Terms of Reference do not allow us to assist any individual in resolving their identity or in tracing a birth relative.

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