Irish Killing Fields

THE CHILD AND family agency Túsla has been given records for three mother-and-baby homes, it emerged this evening.

The chief executive of Tusla, Gordon Jeyes, told RTÉ News at One that the agency has had nine registers dating from between 1921 – 1961 transferred to it, as well as quarterly returns that date back to 1919. The information is from homes in Tuam, St Patrick’s on the Navan Road in Dublin, and Bessborough in Cork. He said that there is “no difficulty” in making the records available to the investigation into the homes. The cross-departmental investigation is expected to be established by the new Minister for Children, Charlie Flanagan. The private data is to be digitised by Tusla, said Jeyes. Tusla said that these files “contain sensitive, personal information and are protected under legislation”. However, anyone affected may request to access their own personal information. Tusla given “sensitive, personal” records from three mother-and-baby homes

via TheJournal.ie  http://jrnl.ie/1508154

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