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# bessborough - Last month November 2022

Planning permission sought for apartment buildings on site of former Mother and Baby Home
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

Planning permission sought for apartment buildings on site of former Mother and Baby Home

Nov 16th 2022, 6:37 PM 13,465 Views 7 Comments

The burial place of 859 children who died at the Co Cork home is unknown.

'Pregnant from Ireland' - A term many people didn't know until recently, even the women themselves
# Redacted Lives
# Redacted Lives

'Pregnant from Ireland' - A term many people didn't know until recently, even the women themselves

Nov 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 46,860 Views 0 Comments
  • Redacted Lives, a new podcast series about mother and baby homes, was released this week
  • Episode one explores a certain term you may not have heard before: 'Pregnant from Ireland'
  • Some women labelled PFIs were brought back from the UK to Ireland against their will, like Terri Harrison

# bessborough - This year 2022

'You're a Quinn, you're one of us': Woman adopted to US in 1960 finally meets her Irish family
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

'You're a Quinn, you're one of us': Woman adopted to US in 1960 finally meets her Irish family

Oct 31st 2022, 12:05 AM 61,207 Views 0 Comments
  • Mary Jo Sullivan spent her early years in Bessborough mother and baby institution in Cork, before being adopted to the US in 1960
  • After years of searching - and having the wrong name for her father - she finally met her family in September
  • 'Search angels', DNA and a photograph made it happen, Órla Ryan reports
'These were babies, not numbers': New website documents deaths in mother and baby homes
# Project Infant
# Project Infant

'These were babies, not numbers': New website documents deaths in mother and baby homes

Sep 11th 2022, 7:30 AM 11,014 Views 0 Comments

Project Infant has been created by student Daniel Loftus.

'This isn't justice': Relatives criticise fact Bessborough site won't be excavated like Tuam
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

'This isn't justice': Relatives criticise fact Bessborough site won't be excavated like Tuam

Sep 2nd 2022, 3:11 PM 6,695 Views 0 Comments

The burial place of over 850 children who died in Bessborough mother and baby home, or shortly after being transferred to hospital from there, remains unknown.

Council unable to find burial place of babies despite checking records of 13 graveyards
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

Council unable to find burial place of babies despite checking records of 13 graveyards

Jun 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 26,164 Views 0 Comments
  • Cork City Council has been unable to find the burial place of babies who apparently died in Bessborough, Órla Ryan reports
  • Mary Donovan believes her siblings may be buried in Bessborough - or have been adopted in the US
  • The twins are among 923 children who died at the mother and baby institution in Cork

# bessborough - Last year 2021

'The Irish Handmaid's Tale': Mother and Baby Home survivor says reality was worse than fiction
# Terri Harrison
# Terri Harrison

'The Irish Handmaid's Tale': Mother and Baby Home survivor says reality was worse than fiction

Jun 19th 2021, 9:00 AM 23,443 Views 0 Comments

“We were just like machines for them, they definitely dehumanised us.”

'I am fuming, it's so disrespectful': Survivors react to commissioners' refusal to appear before Oireachtas
# Commission
# Commission

'I am fuming, it's so disrespectful': Survivors react to commissioners' refusal to appear before Oireachtas

Jun 12th 2021, 12:10 AM 19,372 Views 0 Comments
  • Mother and Baby Home survivors say recent developments have silenced them all over again, Órla Ryan reports
  • One of the women taking legal action against the Commission's findings says she will continue to fight for justice
  • The commissioners have refused the latest invitation to appear before the Oireachtas Children's Committee
'Yet another blow to survivors': Women get few answers as Commissioner defends report
# Mary Daly
# Mary Daly

'Yet another blow to survivors': Women get few answers as Commissioner defends report

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:51 PM 45,581 Views 0 Comments
  • Commissioner defends Mother and Baby Home report in first public comments, saying 'ultra legal' approach was needed
  • 'My view is we've done a job and, basically, let's let others go and take it further,' Professor Mary Daly said
  • The evidence given by hundreds of survivors to the Confidential Committee was essentially discounted, Órla Ryan writes
'Significant victory' for campaigners as planning permission for Bessborough apartments is refused
# Cork
# Cork

'Significant victory' for campaigners as planning permission for Bessborough apartments is refused

Updated May 26th 2021, 2:18 PM 20,936 Views 23 Comments

An Bord Pleanála said it is “not satisfied that the site was not previously used as, and does not contain, a children’s burial ground”.

Geraldine was born in St Patrick's, her sister Pauline was born in Bessborough - 50 years later they found each other
# Long Lost Sisters
# Long Lost Sisters

Geraldine was born in St Patrick's, her sister Pauline was born in Bessborough - 50 years later they found each other

May 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 51,837 Views 0 Comments
  • Both women sought to find their birth parents, but instead discovered each other, Órla Ryan writes
  • A social worker 'stumbled across' information that changed their lives forever
  • They say adopted people have a right to their birth certs and medical history
Bessborough survivor says more women 'will die not knowing if their child is rotting in a septic tank'
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

Bessborough survivor says more women 'will die not knowing if their child is rotting in a septic tank'

Updated Apr 27th 2021, 6:15 PM 15,877 Views 6 Comments

The Children’s Committee today discussed legislation that would allow exhumations and re-interment of remains at the sites of former mother and baby institutions.

'It's a children's burial ground': Expert claims map of Bessborough site is correct
# Cork
# Cork

'It's a children's burial ground': Expert claims map of Bessborough site is correct

Updated Apr 22nd 2021, 3:20 PM 18,773 Views 27 Comments

Survivors have criticised plans to build apartments at the site of a former mother and baby institution.

Survivors call plan to build apartments at Bessborough site 'an abhorrent act of desecration'
# Cork
# Cork

Survivors call plan to build apartments at Bessborough site 'an abhorrent act of desecration'

Updated Apr 21st 2021, 6:00 PM 31,286 Views 21 Comments

The developer has said it is “highly unlikely” the land in question is a burial site, but that this can’t be ruled out.

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes

Updated Apr 14th 2021, 6:00 PM 18,670 Views 27 Comments
  • Inquests must be carried out into all deaths at mother and baby homes, Oireachtas told
  • One Tuam survivor wants to know if his sister is buried at the site, or still alive
  • Ireland 'must meet its domestic and international human rights obligations'
Part of controversial plans for apartments at Bessborough refused planning permission
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Part of controversial plans for apartments at Bessborough refused planning permission

Feb 2nd 2021, 2:20 PM 9,198 Views 5 Comments

Survivors of Bessborough mother and baby home have welcomed the news.

Babies from Cork County Home were buried in coffins with adults or amputated limbs
# Burials
# Burials

Babies from Cork County Home were buried in coffins with adults or amputated limbs

Jan 30th 2021, 2:52 PM 51,565 Views 14 Comments

A Bessborough survivor has said the revelations are “heartbreaking and shocking”.

Mother and baby home survivor sues State and order of nuns over alleged treatment at Bessborough
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

Mother and baby home survivor sues State and order of nuns over alleged treatment at Bessborough

Jan 22nd 2021, 5:02 PM 16,539 Views 0 Comments

The action is understood to be one of the first brought following the publication of the final report by the commission of investigation earlier this month.

Premature births and malnutrition: how infant mortality in one home rose to 900% of national rates
# Final Report
# Final Report

Premature births and malnutrition: how infant mortality in one home rose to 900% of national rates

Jan 12th 2021, 6:36 PM 14,944 Views 18 Comments

The findings were revealed in the final report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission today.

Minister expresses serious concerns about planning permission for apartments at Bessborough site
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Minister expresses serious concerns about planning permission for apartments at Bessborough site

Jan 12th 2021, 4:05 PM 14,350 Views 12 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman has asked planners to read today’s Commision of Investigation’s findings on burials at the former mother and baby home.

5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes
# Final Report
# Final Report

5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes

Jan 12th 2021, 3:00 PM 45,201 Views 100 Comments
  • Document details the experiences of women and children who lived in 14 mother and baby homes and four county homes.
  • Commission recommends redress, services such as counselling and enhanced medical cards.
  • Taoiseach to give State apology over mother and baby homes in the Dáil tomorrow.
'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report
# Mary Harney
# Mary Harney

'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report

Jan 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,334 Views 48 Comments

The long-awaited report will be published today – and survivors want “urgent” action on foot of it.

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission

Jan 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,362 Views 29 Comments

Ahead of the commission’s final report being published tomorrow, we’re taking a look back at its interim reports.

# bessborough - All time

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 11:52 AM 9,986 Views 14 Comments

The report will be published on the week of 11 January, Minister Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed.

'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?
# National Archive
# National Archive

'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?

Nov 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,999 Views 20 Comments

Survivors want Ireland to face up to its past – but there are different views on the best way to do this.

Nuns accused of 'run and grab all' as Bessborough campus put up for sale
# Cork
# Cork

Nuns accused of 'run and grab all' as Bessborough campus put up for sale

Oct 9th 2019, 11:09 PM 37,326 Views 46 Comments

€30 million in State funding has been spent on the site over the last two decades.

Republic of Shame: 'One woman came in wearing two corsets to hide her pregnancy'

Republic of Shame: 'One woman came in wearing two corsets to hide her pregnancy'

Sep 14th 2019, 6:00 PM 28,879 Views 37 Comments

A new book seeks to highlight how much this period in Irish history still impacts on people today.

Diarmuid Martin: 'It's hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember'
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

Diarmuid Martin: 'It's hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember'

Apr 18th 2019, 2:01 PM 27,635 Views 105 Comments

He called on the Church to avoid returning to attitudes it had shown in the past.

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there

Apr 17th 2019, 12:23 PM 69,105 Views 81 Comments

The commission said the affidavit from the congregation that ran the mother and baby home was “speculative, inaccurate and misleading”.

'Straight away you could feel the horror of it': Nuns 'changed baby's name so he'd be easier to sell'
# Left To Die
# Left To Die

'Straight away you could feel the horror of it': Nuns 'changed baby's name so he'd be easier to sell'

Mar 7th 2017, 9:14 PM 47,171 Views 127 Comments

Bridget said her son’s name was changed from William to Gerard as he would be easier to offload.

'I gave birth to my child on a metal table at 18, alone in a room in a convent'
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

'I gave birth to my child on a metal table at 18, alone in a room in a convent'

Mar 7th 2017, 12:01 AM 68,899 Views 154 Comments

Deirdre Wadding says her time in the Cork mother and baby home in 1981 has haunted her ever since.

Handover of 25,000 mother-and-baby files indicates "scale and breadth" of investigation
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

Handover of 25,000 mother-and-baby files indicates "scale and breadth" of investigation

Jul 1st 2014, 2:49 PM 6,720 Views 10 Comments

Some 25,000 files have been handed over by the Sacred Heart Adoption Society to the Cork offices of Government agency ‘TUSLA’.

Here's how to make a submission to the mother and baby homes inquiry
# Terms Of Reference
# Terms Of Reference

Here's how to make a submission to the mother and baby homes inquiry

Jun 18th 2014, 11:29 AM 5,524 Views 1 Comment

Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan has encouraged those who wish to make a submission to “act without delay”.

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 37,915 Views 184 Comments

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