Connemara based Sinn Féin Senator, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has called on Minister for Children Katherine Zappone to challenge her Cabinet colleagues to do much more to bring clarity to the Tuam Mother & Baby Home scandal and allow access to records and documents which would help survivors to come to terms with what happened to themselves and their family members.
Speaking on a Seanad debate in relation to the Interim Report of the Commission on Mother & Baby Homes, the Galway West Senator said the relatives and campaigners don’t want sympathy and feign praise, they want information and access to records and the truth. Many of them believe that the state and establishment are closing ranks to ensure that doesn’t happen and are becoming increasingly frustrated and angry.
On Wednesday Minister Zappone told her cabinet colleagues that the success of this government will be reflected in its response to what happened in Tuam.
Senator O’Clochartaigh told Midwest News today that more action is needed.