A Mayo Senator is defending the controversial Mother & Baby Homes Bill which was signed into law over the weekend.
Protests have taken place in recent days in relation to the Bill, with claims that it will seal testimony from survivors of Mother & Baby Homes for 30 years.
Mayo Fianna Fail Senator Lisa Chambers this is not the case, and the stories of survivors will be told in a report by the Commission Investigating Mother & Baby Homes.
The new legislation provides for a transfer of a database of 60,000 records on the homes to Tusla -the Child & Family agency.
Senator Chambers says the records are being provided in digital form to Tusla, to provide ease of access to the records for survivors, and she believes people will be able to access their own information under GDPR legislation.
Speaking to Midwest News, the Fianna Fail Senator says this new Bill is not an attempt to hide what went on in these institutions, or to seal information..