The Minister for Children has said €4.5 million will go towards an "Action Plan" responding to the final report of the Mother-and-Baby Homes Commission of Investigation.

Speaking at his department's Budget 2022 briefing, Roderic O'Gorman said the department is currently finalising a high level action plan to "drive the implementation of these measures".

Many of the measures will respond directly to the concerns and needs of survivors and former residents of Mother-and-Baby Homes and County Home Institutions.

The action plan will include an enhanced model of engagement, which the department says is a key enabler for every action in the plan.

The funding will also enable the establishment of the agency to oversee intervention at the site of the former Tuam Mother-and-Baby Institution under the proposed Certain Institutional Burials legislation.

The Minister said further additional funding will be needed to deliver on "major actions" in the plan.

Minister O'Gorman will bring costed proposals to Cabinet for approval later this month and will be seeking additional funding for this scheme and related initiatives in 2022.


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