Sun, 07 Jun 2020

<p>DUBLIN, Ireland - The Irish government has&nbsp; published&nbsp; the&nbsp; Fifth&nbsp; Interim&nbsp; Report&nbsp; from&nbsp; the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.</p><p>The&nbsp;&nbsp; Fifth&nbsp;&nbsp; Interim&nbsp; Report&nbsp; examines&nbsp; the&nbsp; burial&nbsp; arrangements&nbsp; in&nbsp; the institutions&nbsp; under&nbsp; investigation&nbsp; by&nbsp; the&nbsp; Commission. The&nbsp; report&nbsp; also examines&nbsp; the&nbsp; transfer&nbsp; of&nbsp; remains&nbsp; to&nbsp; educational&nbsp; institutions for the purpose&nbsp; of&nbsp; anatomical examination.</p><p>The&nbsp; Minister&nbsp; for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone took the report to government on Tuesday,&nbsp; securing&nbsp; approval&nbsp; for&nbsp; its publication on Wednesday. The&nbsp; government says the findings have been noted and will be sent to the relevant agencies for further consideration.</p><p>&quot;This is a significant piece of work&nbsp; from&nbsp; the&nbsp; Commission that addresses important issues relating to the burial&nbsp; arrangements&nbsp; at&nbsp; these institutions,&quot; Zappone said Wednesday.</p><p>&quot;The Commission is collating a huge&nbsp; amount of material and examining the matters before it in a way never before possible. This report reflects the sheer depth and complexity of the work&nbsp; the Commission is undertaking. I know that that many former residents and&nbsp; their&nbsp; family&nbsp; members&nbsp; have&nbsp; been&nbsp; patiently awaiting this report and believe that it will assist in bringing clarity to this matter.&quot;</p><p>The Commission has said that it will include an analysis of the causes of deaths&nbsp; and&nbsp; the registration of deaths in its final report which is due by February 2020.</p>

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