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Govt. Expects Bill For Mother & Baby Home Compensation To Reach €1.5 billion.

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That's described as a "conservative" estimate".

The Government expects the bill to the exchequer for compensation to Mother and Baby Homes survivors to reach over €1.5 billion.

According to the Mail on Sunday, there's little confidence that Churches will contribute significantly based on previous redress schemes.

Just 200 million of the €1.5 billion expected from the Catholic Church has been paid so far.

Sources have told the paper that the 1.5 billion euro bill to the taxpayer is a 'conservative estimate,' of what will be required.

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