Additional support for Mother and Baby homes investigation

Clann is a new project set up by Justice for Magdalenes Research and the Adoption Rights Alliance, to support people drafting statements for the Mother and Baby Homes Commission.


Clann is a new project that will offer support to those who wish to make a statement to the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters. Justice for Magdalenes Research (JFMR) and Adoption Rights Alliance (ARA) have set up this project. It will help people giving statements to the Commission with support drafting statements. It will be delivered in association with global law firm Hogan Lovells.


Everyone who compiles a witness statement with Hogan Lovells’ assistance will retain a copy and will be free to use it for any other purpose, including making a written submission to the Commission should they wish not to appear in person. The Clann project has also created a Guide to the Commission of Investigation as a resource. Clann’s assistance will be available to people living anywhere in the world.


It is important to note that while the Commission is dealing with 18 institutions, assistance under this project will be offered to anyone with experience of Ireland’s treatment of unmarried mothers and their children, and now adult adopted people, even if they do not fall under the list of the 18 institutions.


Clann will hold information sessions in Ireland, the UK and the US in due course.


Please note Right of Place is not involved in this project, but is a useful tool for those of us who have contacted us in relation to the Commission.


Clann Website: http://www.clannproject.org
Clann Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Guide to the Commission of Investigation:
This can be found by clicking above, on Getting supports.

For any other enquiries, please feel free to contact us on 1890 200 709