Fórsa trade union today (Thursday) repeated its solidarity and support for mother-and-baby home survivors, and said a way must be found to give them prompt and full access to their personal records following this week’s publication of the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.
Fórsa official Shane Lambert pledged the union’s support for all those, including some Fórsa members and their families, who have been affected by the tragic events detailed in the report.
This is a moment for all of us to reflect on the past, but also on the open and inclusive future we want to create for everyone in Ireland.
“This is not an historical issue, and the hurt and anguish remains real. This week has been difficult and painful for the people concerned. It’s also a moment for all of us to reflect on the past, but also on the open and inclusive future we want to create for everyone in Ireland.
Fórsa adds its voice to those calling for prompt and sensitive action on the report’s recommendations.
“2021 must herald a new start for the survivors, who should be granted a long-overdue right to access their own data and testimonies. This would help them find peace of mind, and it would help our country to meet its responsibilities and move on from this dark chapter,” he said.