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Full extent of mother and baby home scandal in NI 'may never be uncovered'

Stormont warned over mother and baby scandal as calls grow for inquiry

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A grotto at to remember babies buried in unmarked graves at the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home (Niall Carson/PA)

A grotto at to remember babies buried in unmarked graves at the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home (Niall Carson/PA)

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A grotto at to remember babies buried in unmarked graves at the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home (Niall Carson/PA)

The full extent of the trauma endured by victims of Northern Ireland's mother and baby home scandal may never become clear, it has been warned.

Judith Gillespie, who heads up a working group examining the scandal, has told the Stormont health committee that the powers associated with a public inquiry would be "very, very helpful to get answers to as many people as possible".

But she said the quality of records available mean that "there may still be some questions that remain forever unanswered" before adding that such an outcome will be "desperately sad".


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