General Resources

Click here to download our Guide to the Commission of Investigation

Click here to download a one-page version of Clann’s Ethical Protocols

Click here to download the full version of Clann’s Ethical Protocols

Click here to download the Clann Consent Form

Commission of investigation resources

You can visit the website of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation here. The Commission has a number of documents which are available on request but not all of these appear to be downloadable from the Commission’s website at present. Therefore, we have uploaded the materials which we have to this website. JFM Research, Adoption Rights Alliance and Hogan Lovells are not responsible for the content of these docments.

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Confidential Committee

Confused about the differences between the Confidential Committee and the Investigation Committee? Please visit our Commission of Investigation FAQ page here for further information.

Commission of Investigation Interim Report, July 2016

Click here to download the Interim Report from the Commission of Investigation

Click here to download the government FAQ document on the decision to extend the timeframe for the Commission’s Reports

Click here to download press release from Minister for Children, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD

guidance on obtaining your records

We encourage you to submit Data Protection and Freedom of Information requests to all institutions and agencies which may have been involved in your situation. Please click here to download a template letter.

Resources for adopted people and natural mothers/family members

Please visit this link to download the Adoption Rights Alliance Tracing Handbooks which are a step-by-step guide to the process of tracing and obtaining information.

We also encourage adopted people, natural parents and relatives to register with the National Adoption Contact Preference Register (NACPR), which is run by the Adoption Authority of Ireland and which is available here:

Resources for Magdalene survivors

The main aim of Justice for Magdalenes Research (JFMR) is to provide for the advancement of education of the general public by researching the Magdalene Laundries and similar institutions and by providing information and support to the women who spent time in the Magdalene Laundries and their families.  There are a number of self-help guides available on our website and links are provided below.