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Mother and Baby Homes in the Republic of Ireland

Mother Baby homes were established in Ireland in the 1920s. They acted as an institution that housed unmarried mothers and their children as Irish society excluded them. Some 56,000 unmarried mothers and 57,000 children passed through the doors of these homes which were ran by Roman Catholic nuns. The last Mother and Baby Home was closed down in 1998, in June 2014 the Irish government begun an investigation into 18 Mother and Baby Homes around the country.

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P.A. Duffy & Co Solicitors have been working closely with mothers and children born into these institutes, to seek justice from the violations they have faced. Our Human Rights and Judicial Review solicitors are highly experienced and will help you acquire the compensation you deserve.

What is the Commission of Investigation Report into Mother Baby homes in ROI?

The Final Report of the Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes was published on 12th January 2021. The Commission of Investigation was established by the Irish Government in February 2015 to provide a full account of what happened to vulnerable women and children in Mother and Baby Homes during the period of 1922 to 1998 in the Republic of Ireland. The report recorded the death of 9,000 children in these institutes. The Terms of Reference did not include homes in Northern Ireland despite a number of homes operating in that jurisdiction during the period in question.

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How do I make a claim for Mother and Baby Homes compensation?

If you or your baby were affected by the legacy of historic institutional abuse that occurred at the Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland, you are advised to speak to a solicitor as soon as possible.

If you ask us to represent you, we will start by taking details of the event and assess what has happened and who is responsible. We will put together evidence in support of your claim and contact the relevant parties to advise them of the claim.

Speak to our Human Rights solicitors in Dungannon, Belfast and Dublin

For a consultation with one of our experts, call us on 028 8772 2102 (UK) or 01 533 7860 (IE). We will talk through your situation with you and discuss what the first steps are in making an Inquest. We can also answer any questions you may have.

How can I finance a Mother and Baby Home compensation claim?

We know that funding a claim might be a worry, so we offer a range of options. These include:

  • Legal Aid

  • Legal Expenses Cover

  • After the Event Insurance (ATE insurance)

  • Private funding.

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