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#burials

# burials - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Burials Bill: New law will allow for Tuam mother and baby home and other sites to be excavated
# Coroner
# Coroner

Burials Bill: New law will allow for Tuam mother and baby home and other sites to be excavated

Updated Feb 22nd 2022, 4:25 PM 14,950 Views 23 Comments
  • The legislation will allow the excavation, recovery and analysis of remains at the site of the former mother and baby institutions
  • The restriction on the jurisdiction of the coroner has been removed entirely from the Bill
  • Catherine Corless said today is "a good day", Órla Ryan reports

# burials - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

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 15,862 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.

# burials - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

'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 18,657 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'
'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes

Apr 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,833 Views 22 Comments
  • Legislation being debated today would allow excavations, exhumations and re-interment of remains at the sites of former mother and baby homes
  • Catherine Corless says as many sites as possible must be included
  • "The babies should have been taken out of there in 2017 when they were found," she says of Tuam

# burials - Saturday 30 January, 2021

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 51,544 Views 14 Comments

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

# burials - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Commission finds remains of at least 42 infants in burial plot of former mother and baby home
# Sean Ross Abbey
# Sean Ross Abbey

Commission finds remains of at least 42 infants in burial plot of former mother and baby home

Jan 12th 2021, 3:22 PM 24,851 Views 36 Comments

6,414 women were admitted to Sean Ross Abbey and 6,079 children were born or admitted there between 1931 and 1969.

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 45,062 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 27,294 Views 48 Comments

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

# burials - Monday 11 January, 2021

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information
# Burials
# Burials

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information

Jan 11th 2021, 10:19 AM 27,598 Views 62 Comments

“I think it was very disrespectful the fact that elements of it were leaked and appeared in a Sunday paper,” the Tánaiste said.

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 21,332 Views 29 Comments

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

# burials - Sunday 25 June, 2017

This is what a Dubliner looked like in the 16th century
# THE TUDORS
# THE TUDORS

This is what a Dubliner looked like in the 16th century

Jun 25th 2017, 8:30 PM 41,579 Views 54 Comments

Facial reconstruction analysis has been performed on a skull discovered at the entrance of Trinity College in 2014.

# burials - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Mass graves, bodysnatchers and crematoriums: Ireland's history with death
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mass graves, bodysnatchers and crematoriums: Ireland's history with death

Jul 31st 2016, 11:15 AM 1,443 Views 14 Comments

The authors of Grave Matters talk about death through the ages.

# burials - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Glasnevin Trust is helping with the burial of Ebola victims in Sierre Leone
# Burials
# Burials

Glasnevin Trust is helping with the burial of Ebola victims in Sierre Leone

Nov 25th 2014, 3:36 PM 5,417 Views 2 Comments

Proper burials of the dead is preserving the dignity of the deceased.

# burials - Friday 6 June, 2014

There needs to be more competition between graveyards, apparently
# Cemetery Regulator
# Cemetery Regulator

There needs to be more competition between graveyards, apparently

Jun 6th 2014, 9:00 AM 9,289 Views 30 Comments

Today TDs will debate a Bill that seeks to end “non-transparent” behaviour by cemetery authorities.

# burials - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Photos: Cave excavation shows flowers used in burials over 13,000 years ago
# Burials
# Burials

Photos: Cave excavation shows flowers used in burials over 13,000 years ago

Jul 4th 2013, 9:00 PM 10,023 Views 38 Comments

The Natufians, the first people in the world to abandon the nomadic way of life, buried their dead on beds of colourful and sweet-smelling plants.