Statement by OHNI on the role of oral testimony in the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes

The Board of Directors and Steering Committee of the Oral History Network of Ireland have issued a statement on the role of oral testimony in Ireland’s Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

“In light of Professor Mary Daly’s Oxford University Seminar on the work of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes on 2 June, the Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI) wishes to place on record its opposition to the Commission’s unacceptable treatment of survivors’ testimonies…” Read the full statement on the OHNI website.  

If you have questions, please contact info@oralhistorynetworkireland.ie.

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