Children’s Minister says religious orders have moral obligation to contribute to redress scheme

The Children’s Minister says religious orders have a moral obligation to contribute to any redress scheme for the survivors of Mother and Baby Homes.

A report found there was an appalling level of infant mortality in the homes and thousands of women and children were shamed and stigmatised.

The Taoiseach will deliver a State apology in the Dail later.

Children’s Minister, Roderic O’Gorman, believes the religious orders should contribute to any financial compensation for the survivors.