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Requirement for Bethany Homes investigation – Martin McGuinness

22 July, 2013

Following a meeting with the Bethany Homes survivors, Sinn Féin MLA and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has called for justice for the Bethany Homes survivors.

Martin McGuinness, who was accompanied by Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann and TD Mary Lou McDonald, said:

“It was deeply upsetting listening to the moving personal accounts from victims and survivors of the Bethany Homes today.

“Their testimonies illustrate the horrendous brutality that young children and their mothers had to face. I’m aware that there has been a commitment from the Irish Cabinet to make a decision on the issue tomorrow and I welcome that.

“I believe that there is a requirement to investigate what happened in institutions of this type, to acknowledge where wrong took place and to offer recompense for the pain that people endured.”

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