The Archbishop of Dublin has welcomed the announcement of an Irish government commission over past abuses at “mother and baby homes”. On 9 Jan 2015 the Irish Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. James Reilly published the Terms of Reference for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters. Dr. Reilly said Archbishop Jackson noted that three Protestant homes will be investigated by the Commission including the Church of Ireland’s Bethany Home. “Bethany Home has been a matter of significant concern to a number of former residents, the Bethany Survivors Group, with whom I have met on several occasions. As I have said previously I have been conscious of the strength of their feeling that the State has not examined the Home in a similar way to other institutions, until now. For this reason, among others I welcome today’s news. The plight of those who have suffered and still suffer remains a pastoral concern to me,” he said.