Taoiseach will give State apology to mother and baby homes survivors
It's expected on Wednesday.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin will make a State apology to the survivors of the mother and baby homes in the Dáil this week.
The apology will follow the publication of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report which is expected to confirm that 9,000 infants died in the institutions in the years following 1922.
The cabinet is expected to approve the report at a meeting on Tuesday morning after it is presented by Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O'Gorman.
It's then thought the Taoiseach will give a formal apology to the survivors when the Dáil sits for the first time after Christmas this Wednesday.
Details of the report were published in the Sunday Independent on 10 January.
It's expected both Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister for Children Roderic O'Gorman will reach out privately to the survivors prior to the publication of the report.