Gardai are appealing to anyone who wants to report a crime relating to their stay at a Mother and Baby home to contact them.

An Garda Siochana says there is insufficient detail in the Mother and Baby Homes Commission report to launch criminal investigations because individuals aren't identified

Crimes relating to pregnancy or abuse can now be reported via email, phone or by calling to a local Garda station and anyone who reports a crime will receive personal contact within 48 hours.

Gardai say they will deal with any matters reported in a sensitive manner and will, where possible, progress matters through investigation.

For the purpose of reporting to An Garda Síochána on this issue the following options are available:
1.       By emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2.       By phoning the Garda Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Line on 1800 555 222. This is a confidential and free service available 24/7
3.       Calling to your local Garda Station