THERE HAVE BEEN calls for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to not be dissolved as planned at the end of the month.
A number of campaigners and opposition TDs have said the commission should remain in operation until its members answer questions about its final report, as well as the destruction of audio recordings of witness testimony.
Survivors have expressed anger at the latest development, with some saying they were not informed their testimony would be destroyed.
The commission is due to remain in operation until 28 February “in order to deal with its archives and other administrative matters”.
Campaigners have questioned why the recordings were destroyed when Section 43 of the Commissions of Investigation Act states that, before the dissolution of a commission, “all evidence received by and all documents created by or for the commission” must be given to the relevant minister.