Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (458)

Dominic Hannigan

Question:

458. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if her Department has any records of any Garda investigations of the mother and baby home in Tuam, County Galway that was run by Sisters of Bon Secours; if any reports to her Department note the high level of infant mortality in the home; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24795/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware, an interdepartmental process is under way to examine how these complex and tragic circumstances can be best addressed, beginning by gathering information from all relevant Departments. My Department is participating in this process but as it did not have a role in relation to the inspection of institutions of this nature, or in monitoring levels of infant mortality, it would not have records of the type referred to by the Deputy.