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# 800-babies - Friday 30 September, 2016

Excavation to take place at site of alleged mass grave at Tuam
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Excavation to take place at site of alleged mass grave at Tuam

Sep 30th 2016, 3:06 PM 16,600 Views 122 Comments

The excavation will take place following allegations about the deaths of 800 babies and the manner in which they were buried.

# 800-babies - Monday 13 April, 2015

'These children need to be remembered': It's almost a year since the Tuam Babies controversy
# Media Frenzy
# Media Frenzy

'These children need to be remembered': It's almost a year since the Tuam Babies controversy

Apr 13th 2015, 9:15 PM 19,130 Views 45 Comments

Historian Catherine Corless and some mother and baby home survivors have been looking back at the time the story broke last year.

# 800-babies - Monday 10 November, 2014

Second burial ground found at Tuam mother and baby home
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Second burial ground found at Tuam mother and baby home

Nov 10th 2014, 11:17 AM 12,783 Views 56 Comments

It is not believed. however, that the plot holds any more bodies than previously disclosed.

# 800-babies - Monday 30 June, 2014

Inquiry should 'examine all issues faced by children born out of wedlock'
# Investigation
# Investigation

Inquiry should 'examine all issues faced by children born out of wedlock'

Jun 30th 2014, 8:22 PM 10,473 Views 5 Comments

The deadline for submissions on the terms of reference for the mother-and-baby inquiry passed today, with one group calling for all survivor groups to be consulted .

Want a say on the mother-and-baby inquiry? Midday today is the deadline...
# The Commission
# The Commission

Want a say on the mother-and-baby inquiry? Midday today is the deadline...

Jun 30th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,074 Views 5 Comments

Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan is hoping to have the terms for the wide-ranging Commission of Investigation set up before the Dáil summer recess…

# 800-babies - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Opinion: After two decades as a journalist, no project I’ve handled has been quite as harrowing
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

Opinion: After two decades as a journalist, no project I’ve handled has been quite as harrowing

Jun 28th 2014, 7:50 PM 376 Views 39 Comments

In the course of compiling a book about the abuse of children in industrial schools, I came face to face with one of the darkest chapters in Ireland’s history.

# 800-babies - Saturday 14 June, 2014

County homes ruled out of inquiry to prevent a "bottomless quagmire"
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

County homes ruled out of inquiry to prevent a "bottomless quagmire"

Jun 14th 2014, 8:45 PM 12,381 Views 56 Comments

The Minister for Children said the investigation into mother-and-baby homes must have a time-limit and be cost-effective.

Opinion: Where does fatherhood feature in story of mother-and-baby homes?
# Fathers
# Fathers

Opinion: Where does fatherhood feature in story of mother-and-baby homes?

Jun 14th 2014, 7:00 PM 563 Views 73 Comments

Interestingly, in all the coverage about mother-and-baby homes over the past few weeks, the role of the fathers hasn’t been addressed to any extent.

# 800-babies - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: It is a bittersweet time for victims of institutional abuse – the least we can do is listen
# Homes
# Homes

Opinion: It is a bittersweet time for victims of institutional abuse – the least we can do is listen

Jun 13th 2014, 7:30 PM 23 Views 10 Comments

Victims of mother-and-baby homes as well as the Bethany Homes must finally have their voices heard.

Opinion: Abuse and neglect are being hidden in plain sight – but will we open our eyes?
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Opinion: Abuse and neglect are being hidden in plain sight – but will we open our eyes?

Jun 13th 2014, 8:00 AM 70 Views 38 Comments

History will judge us every bit as harshly as we are now judging the society which condemned women and children to mother-and-baby homes.

# 800-babies - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

"We're the ones who lived this our whole lives": Mother-and-baby home residents have some advice for the Government
# Talk To Us
# Talk To Us

"We're the ones who lived this our whole lives": Mother-and-baby home residents have some advice for the Government

Jun 11th 2014, 7:15 PM 9,666 Views 20 Comments

Groups representing children born in the homes and women who gave birth in the institutions have been setting out their priorities for the investigation.

Does Ireland's corporate tax rate need to be changed?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Does Ireland's corporate tax rate need to be changed?

Jun 11th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,806 Views 43 Comments

TDs will debate the controversial issue in the Dáil today.

# 800-babies - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Bethany Home, where 222 children died, to be included in mother and baby home investigation
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Bethany Home, where 222 children died, to be included in mother and baby home investigation

Jun 10th 2014, 9:40 PM 19,865 Views 33 Comments

The Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan said today that he was conscious of the grievances felt by those connected to the Bethany Home, a protestant-run home on Dublin’s Orwell Road.

Bishops: We are reminded of a time when unmarried mothers were rejected by Church
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Bishops: We are reminded of a time when unmarried mothers were rejected by Church

Jun 10th 2014, 7:48 PM 11,063 Views 148 Comments

They encouraged all those who ran these homes to gather and offer up any documents that might be of assistance.

'Time to shed light on another dark period': Broad welcome for mother-and-baby investigation
# Reaction
# Reaction

'Time to shed light on another dark period': Broad welcome for mother-and-baby investigation

Jun 10th 2014, 4:55 PM 9,723 Views 16 Comments

Campaign groups have broadly welcomed this afternoon’s developments. There was also an observation that the matter “could have been dealt with decades ago”.

"For anybody to feign shock at this information I think is to be disingenuous" --- Mary Lou
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

"For anybody to feign shock at this information I think is to be disingenuous" --- Mary Lou

Jun 10th 2014, 1:07 PM 12,241 Views 71 Comments

Sinn Féin are tabling a motion calling for a full judge-led inquiry into mother-and-baby homes. Fianna Fáil are expected to back it.

Explainer: What is happening with the possible mass grave of children in Tuam?
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Explainer: What is happening with the possible mass grave of children in Tuam?

Jun 10th 2014, 11:20 AM 56,978 Views 202 Comments

We look at how the story has unfolded, and the many, many questions that still remain.

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?

Jun 10th 2014, 9:00 AM 3,551 Views 6 Comments

Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.

Tuam mass grave to be discussed at Cabinet this morning
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Tuam mass grave to be discussed at Cabinet this morning

Jun 10th 2014, 7:51 AM 3,443 Views 23 Comments

Sinn Féin is calling for an independent judicial inquiry to be set up immediately.

# 800-babies - Monday 9 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Jun 9th 2014, 10:51 PM 20,527 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s talking about mother and baby homes, a homeless shelter and the death of Rik Mayall.

Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report
# Injections
# Injections

Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report

Jun 9th 2014, 9:30 PM 37,660 Views 184 Comments

It is believed the trials took place between 1960 to 1976.

Tusla given "sensitive, personal" records from three mother-and-baby homes
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Tusla given "sensitive, personal" records from three mother-and-baby homes

Jun 9th 2014, 7:11 PM 10,567 Views 29 Comments

The information relates to the Tuam home, Bessborough in Cork, and St Patrick’s on the Navan Road in Dublin.

Education Minister backs Archbishop's call for mother-and-baby homes investigation
# Full Inquiry
# Full Inquiry

Education Minister backs Archbishop's call for mother-and-baby homes investigation

Jun 9th 2014, 9:02 AM 4,159 Views 29 Comments

Diarmuid Martin has called for a “full-bodied investigation” into all mother-and-baby homes.

# 800-babies - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Archbishop calls for 'full-bodied investigation' into all mother-and-baby homes
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Archbishop calls for 'full-bodied investigation' into all mother-and-baby homes

Jun 8th 2014, 8:20 PM 23,177 Views 431 Comments

Diarmuid Martin said that any investigation needs to ensure that the culture that existed in past has been stamped out.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Jun 8th 2014, 8:00 PM 14,691 Views 1 Comment

Everyone’s talking about calls for an investigation into mother-and-baby homes, a hijacked taxi, and new pyrite issues.

Opinion: Horror doesn't belong to the past, Ireland's most vulnerable are still marginalised and neglected
# Children
# Children

Opinion: Horror doesn't belong to the past, Ireland's most vulnerable are still marginalised and neglected

Jun 8th 2014, 8:30 AM 245 Views 41 Comments

These are the unpalatable facts: we are living at a time of growing homelessness and food poverty, and we allow vulnerable children to socially excluded, neglected and ignored.

# 800-babies - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Aaron McKenna: The nation, not just the Church, bears responsibility for horrors of the past
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Aaron McKenna: The nation, not just the Church, bears responsibility for horrors of the past

Jun 7th 2014, 8:00 AM 44 Views 161 Comments

For Irish people who lived through these times to claim no knowledge of what went on in places like Tuam is disingenuous – and smacks of “I was only following orders”.

# 800-babies - Friday 6 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Jun 6th 2014, 10:54 PM 12,717 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about ground tests at the Tuam grave site, mayors and our improved credit rating.

Radar tests carried out on Tuam site to find mass grave
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Radar tests carried out on Tuam site to find mass grave

Jun 6th 2014, 10:52 PM 25,439 Views 126 Comments

The test has been commissioned by the Irish Mail on Sunday which will publish the results in this weekend’s edition of the paper.

Frances Fitzgerald confirms she has ordered a garda report into the Tuam babies revelations
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Frances Fitzgerald confirms she has ordered a garda report into the Tuam babies revelations

Jun 6th 2014, 3:42 PM 8,531 Views 77 Comments

It comes amid ongoing controversy about the mass grave at the site of a former Bon Secours mother and baby home.

Amnesty International: Tuam investigation must be independent, effective and transparent
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Amnesty International: Tuam investigation must be independent, effective and transparent

Jun 6th 2014, 10:30 AM 11,667 Views 148 Comments

A Government task force has been set up to examine the Tuam revelations, and is due to report back by the end of this month.

# 800-babies - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Jun 5th 2014, 11:08 PM 14,374 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Tuam babies, redundancies and a manhunt in Canada.

Taoiseach says he wants to know the full extent of the mass grave in Tuam and if there are other sites
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Taoiseach says he wants to know the full extent of the mass grave in Tuam and if there are other sites

Jun 5th 2014, 11:06 PM 19,535 Views 128 Comments

The Children’s Minister said “these revelations are a reminder of our darker past where children were far from cherished”.

Opinion: Tuam's 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words
# Tuam
# Tuam

Opinion: Tuam's 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words

Jun 5th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,271 Views 147 Comments

The misogynistic meddling of the Catholic church in affairs of this young state was detrimental to the blossoming of a whole, enlightened and fulfilled society – and nobody bore the brunt of that more than vulnerable women and their babies.

TD calls for Tuam mass grave to be declared a crime scene
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

TD calls for Tuam mass grave to be declared a crime scene

Jun 5th 2014, 12:58 PM 13,826 Views 178 Comments

Catherine Murphy was among those to call for a full public inquiry into the situation.

# 800-babies - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Multiple government departments to deal with 'deeply disturbing revelations' of child burials
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Multiple government departments to deal with 'deeply disturbing revelations' of child burials

Jun 4th 2014, 10:30 PM 17,791 Views 106 Comments

The issue has come to light as a result of research which found death records for 796 infants in an unmarked grave beside a children’s home.

Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of 'dozens'
# Tip Of The Iceberg
# Tip Of The Iceberg

Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of 'dozens'

Jun 4th 2014, 4:10 PM 20,237 Views 175 Comments

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader has called for a public inquiry to look into all mother and baby homes nationwide.

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