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The Mother and Baby Homes’ Report

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Mid-April brought news that the high-profile Philomena Lee had begun legal proceedings aimed at ‘quashing parts of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes’. Four other persons were granted leave to bring challenges ‘over not having the opportunity to make submissions on sections of the draft report concerning them before the report was finalised.’ The cases were adjourned until May and – at the time of writing – their outcome is awaited. Such legal challenges appeared increasingly likely in the weeks following the publication of the Commission’s final report in January.

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