MOTHER AND BABY HOMES DELAY ADDS INSULT TO INJURY
Survivors of Ireland's Mother and Baby homes are distraught and angry following a news report that the judge leading a Commission of Investigation into 14 such homes has requested an additional year to issue her final report -currently due by mid-February 2019. "This morning I woke to the news that the commission of investigation are looking for another year. Another Year! And I just bust into tears," says Rosemary Adie of Irish First Mothers -the largest group of natural mothers. "I'm heartbroken and my mental state is shattered." "I was so sick today," said Sheila O'Byrne who was in St. Partick's Home on the Navan Road, Dublin. "It was shocking to read about a year delay in the paper without any prior warning from Minister Zappone." "It was the lowest thing to do. It was despicable and demeaning to our survivors. The 15th of February, 2019 is the deadline and we expect that commitment to be met."