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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 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.

Notice- 5th February 2018

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation is tasked with investigating and reporting on the burial arrangements of children and mothers who died while resident in the institutions within our remit. We are currently investigating the burials of a large number of children who died while resident in Bessboro Mother and Baby Home in Cork between 1922 and 1998.

The Commission would like to hear from anyone who has personal knowledge, documentation or any other information concerning the burial arrangements and/or burial places of children who died in Bessboro in this time period. We welcome written submissions on or before 1st April 2018 by post or email to:

By email at :

By post: Mother and Baby Homes,
Commission of Investigation,
73 Lower Baggot St,
Dublin 2
P.O. Box 12626, Dublin 2.

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