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Welcome for extension of HIA Inquiry - McCann

4 November, 2015 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann has welcomed the announcement by the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry that they will now include three Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Asylums, along with several other homes in Inquiry hearings.

Speaking today following the announcement Ms McCann said:

“The announcement by the chairperson of the Historical Abuse Inquiry, Sir Anthony Hart, that he will now include three Mother and Baby homes and some other homes in the inquiry is a welcome development.

“I had previously called for the inquiry to widen its remit. It is now to include six more institutions.

“Sinn Féin will continue to press for all Mother and Baby homes to be included and an inquiry into clerical abuse to take place.

“I understand many people will still fall outside the current remit and there remains work to be done to ensure those cases are also properly investigated.”

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