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Consultation Process on the development of an ex-gratia Restorative Recognition Scheme

Mother and Baby homes


The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., has  launched a Consultation Process on the development of an ex-gratia Restorative Recognition Scheme for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes and County Homes. The Scheme will be established as part of the Government’s comprehensive response to the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related matters).

The Consultation Process will be open until 31st March 2021. There are two ways for people to make their views known – by written submission and/or by participating in one of a number of online consultation meetings which will be arranged between 18th and 31st March 2021. 

Written Submissions

Written submissions can made by email to submissions@oakconsulting.ie


By Post to

OAK Consulting, FREEPOST F5055

The closing date for receipt of written submissions is the 31 March 2021.

Consultation Events

Online consultation events with interested parties will take place between 18 March and 31 March 2021. 

Please Note: Places will be offered on a first come first serve basis. In order to meet demand and facilitate as wide a participation as possible at these sessions, it may be necessary to limit the numbers attending from any one organisation.

To register your interest in participating in an Online Consultation Meeting please contact onlineconsultation@oakconsulting.ie as soon as possible. Closing date for registration for online meetings is 24 March 2021.

If you have any queries in relation to the process of making a submission or registering for an Online Consultation Meeting you can contact the information helpline at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth at +353-1-6473200.

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