Mother and baby homes, and Redress

This week the government published the second interim report from Judge Yvonne Murphy’s Commission of Investigation in Mother and Baby Homes. Murphy recommended that the redress scheme for institutional child abuse be extended to some of those who lived in the Mother and Baby Homes. But the government has said no, because they estimate that the cost could run to 1 billion euros.

Would financial compensation at this point make any difference to the damage done? And if not money, then what can be done to undo the harm?

To discuss this week's Talking Point Sarah was joined by: 

Gerry O’Regan - Columnist with The Irish Independent

Patsy McGarry - Religious Affairs Correspondent with The Irish Times

Susan Lohan - Co-founder Adoptions Rights Alliance