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Just one week left for locals to arrange private meeting with Mother and Baby Commission

There’s just a week left for anyone who wants to meet with the confidential committee investigating Ireland’s mother and baby homes to get in touch.

St Columba’s Home in Thomastown is one of the 14 institutions included in the investigation.

Next Wednesday the 1st of March is the deadline for anyone who was a resident in or who has information on mother and baby homes to request a confidential meeting with the commission.

Thomastown’s St Columba’s Home was selected as part of the representative sample of county homes.

The period being investigated is between 1922 and 1998 – 76 years.

The Commission are looking to hear from anyone who was a resident in or who worked in St Columba’s during that time and anyone who has personal knowledge about the home, like family members, regular visitors or those who supplied services there.

If you want to make a confidential call to the commission you can do so on or before next Wednesday on 1800 80-66-88 or email [email protected] or alternatively you can contact them by post at Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation, 73 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.