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# catherine-corless - Yesterday's News

Recruitment launched for Director who will oversee excavation of Tuam mother and baby home site
# Excavation
# Excavation

Recruitment launched for Director who will oversee excavation of Tuam mother and baby home site

Fri 9:13 AM 7,884 Views 0 Comments

The recovery of remains at the site is expected to begin early next year.

# catherine-corless - This week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Redacted Lives: How boys robbing apples, and a local historian, uncovered a dark part of Irish history
# Tuam
# Tuam

Redacted Lives: How boys robbing apples, and a local historian, uncovered a dark part of Irish history

Thu 6:00 AM 29,245 Views 0 Comments
  • The third episode of our new documentary series explores Tuam mother and baby home
  • In 1975, two children hiding after being caught robbing apples uncovered what appeared to be piles of tiny bones
  • Decades later, their discovery was researched by a woman named Catherine Corless - who had no idea of the chain of events she would set into motion

# catherine-corless - This year 2022

Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site
# Redress
# Redress

Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 5:41 PM 11,042 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman proposed the office be set up following the signing into law of the Institutional Burials Act.

Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated after President signs Burials Bill into law
# Catherine Corless
# Catherine Corless

Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated after President signs Burials Bill into law

Jul 13th 2022, 12:04 PM 7,320 Views 6 Comments

The legislation will also allow for the excavation and reburial of remains at the sites of other former institutions.

Long-awaited bill passed to allow excavation of remains found in Tuam
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

Long-awaited bill passed to allow excavation of remains found in Tuam

Jul 7th 2022, 12:11 PM 10,011 Views 13 Comments

The legislation allows the children’s remains found at the site to be excavated, recovered, and finally given a formal burial.

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 14,955 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 Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Burials Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated

Feb 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 9,244 Views 19 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman will bring the draft legislation to Cabinet this morning.

Long-awaited Burials Bill to be published next week
# Tuam
# Tuam

Long-awaited Burials Bill to be published next week

Feb 18th 2022, 2:58 PM 12,654 Views 7 Comments

If the legislation passes in the coming months, the site of the former mother and baby institution in Tuam may finally be excavated.

# catherine-corless - Last year 2021

'Four years on and still no action': Call for Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated
# The Missing Children
# The Missing Children

'Four years on and still no action': Call for Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated

Nov 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,992 Views 20 Comments
  • Survivors, relatives and archaeologists are calling for the site to be excavated urgently, Órla Ryan reports
  • They want DNA testing carried out to identify the remains of the children buried in Tuam
  • A new documentary explores the search for the truth about what happened to those who disappeared
'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 18,669 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'
Catherine Corless: Government efforts to help mother and baby homes survivors 'half-hearted'
# Tuam
# Tuam

Catherine Corless: Government efforts to help mother and baby homes survivors 'half-hearted'

Jan 13th 2021, 9:41 AM 16,824 Views 38 Comments

The final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was published yesterday.

Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again
# Forced Adoption
# Forced Adoption

Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again

Jan 11th 2021, 12:37 PM 22,254 Views 33 Comments

Lee also said she is “dismayed” that some details from the Mother and Baby Homes report were leaked.

# catherine-corless - All time

Mother and Baby Homes commission submits report on burial of those who died in institutions
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home

Mother and Baby Homes commission submits report on burial of those who died in institutions

Mar 16th 2019, 4:58 PM 12,950 Views 26 Comments

The report has been submitted to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone.

Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019
# Forensics
# Forensics

Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019

Dec 29th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,607 Views 19 Comments

The government must first pass legislation allowing it to carry out excavations.

Catherine Corless to get honorary degree from Trinity College Dublin today
# TCD
# TCD

Catherine Corless to get honorary degree from Trinity College Dublin today

Dec 7th 2018, 6:20 AM 32,086 Views 38 Comments

Thomas Kinsella and Michal Lipson will also receive honorary degrees.

'Exceptionally important decision': Full forensic excavation of Tuam mother and baby home to take place
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

'Exceptionally important decision': Full forensic excavation of Tuam mother and baby home to take place

Oct 23rd 2018, 3:36 PM 21,537 Views 96 Comments

The Government has been offered €2.5 million by the Bon Secours Sisters, who ran the home, towards the excavation.

Taoiseach to meet Catherine Corless after 'paying respects' at Tuam site
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Taoiseach to meet Catherine Corless after 'paying respects' at Tuam site

Sep 25th 2018, 9:26 PM 11,434 Views 0 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil today that he made a private visit to Tuam on his way home from a conference in Galway recently.

Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers

Aug 26th 2018, 3:27 PM 15,535 Views 40 Comments

A vigil to remember babies who died at the home is being held this afternoon.

'Living with a longterm illness gives you this way of viewing the world'
# Entropy
# Entropy

'Living with a longterm illness gives you this way of viewing the world'

Apr 21st 2018, 9:00 PM 29,747 Views 5 Comments

Visual artist Katie Moore has created a piece based on Catherine Corless’s Tuam Mother and Baby Home discovery.

Twitter was so emotional after Catherine Corless' win at the People of the Year Awards last night
# People Of The Year
From The Daily Edge
# People Of The Year

Twitter was so emotional after Catherine Corless' win at the People of the Year Awards last night

Apr 16th 2018, 7:33 AM 4,260 Views 0 Comments

‘A true Irish hero.’

Catherine Corless, Rescue 116 crew and Vera Twomey among People of the Year
# Rehab
# Rehab

Catherine Corless, Rescue 116 crew and Vera Twomey among People of the Year

Apr 15th 2018, 9:33 PM 25,125 Views 13 Comments

The Awards aim to recognise the achievements of the country’s everyday heroes.

Report sets out five options of what could happen at Tuam
# Mass Grave
# Mass Grave

Report sets out five options of what could happen at Tuam

Dec 12th 2017, 3:40 PM 33,976 Views 65 Comments

The report said it would be particularly difficult to identify “commingled remains” and the remains of children under two.

'Fearless' Catherine Corless wins human rights award
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

'Fearless' Catherine Corless wins human rights award

Oct 26th 2017, 5:00 PM 12,471 Views 47 Comments

Her research led to the discovery of human remains at the site of a former mother and baby home in Tuam.

'I'm anxious that every bit of evidence gets out there, just in case it's a carbon copy of Tuam'
# Catherine Corless
# Catherine Corless

'I'm anxious that every bit of evidence gets out there, just in case it's a carbon copy of Tuam'

Oct 22nd 2017, 9:30 PM 43,687 Views 56 Comments

Catherine Corless is calling for a full investigation into a former Sisters of Mercy orphanage in Galway.

'Something urgent has to be done with the Tuam site - it can't just be left as it is'
# Catherine Corless
# Catherine Corless

'Something urgent has to be done with the Tuam site - it can't just be left as it is'

May 20th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,360 Views 47 Comments

Decisions are to be made over what is to happen with the exhumation of remains from the Tuam site, those affected say.

'Urgent action is needed': Letters reveal shock at discovery of human remains at mother and baby home
# Tuam
# Tuam

'Urgent action is needed': Letters reveal shock at discovery of human remains at mother and baby home

Apr 10th 2017, 6:10 AM 21,395 Views 38 Comments

The Commission into Mother and Baby Homes wrote to Minister Katherine Zappone before the ‘very shocking’ news broke.

'I wasn't shocked, I knew they were there': Catherine Corless receives standing ovation on Late Late
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

'I wasn't shocked, I knew they were there': Catherine Corless receives standing ovation on Late Late

Mar 10th 2017, 10:32 PM 146,818 Views 182 Comments

Corless and some former residents of the home spoke to Ryan Tubridy this evening.

Catherine Corless says more human remains are likely to be buried under Tuam playground
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Catherine Corless says more human remains are likely to be buried under Tuam playground

Mar 8th 2017, 11:42 AM 17,584 Views 79 Comments

Galway County Council has said no remains were found when the housing estate and playground were being built.

Enda Kenny says babies at Tuam home were treated like 'some kind of sub-species'
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Enda Kenny says babies at Tuam home were treated like 'some kind of sub-species'

Mar 6th 2017, 5:03 PM 17,352 Views 121 Comments

The Taoiseach said it was up to the coroner and everyone else involved to decide on the next steps.

Catholic bishop: 'We hang our heads in shame' over Tuam mass grave
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Catholic bishop: 'We hang our heads in shame' over Tuam mass grave

Mar 5th 2017, 5:48 PM 34,005 Views 190 Comments

Bishop Brendan Leahy was challenged by a woman at today’s Citizens’ Assembly.

No mourning at final resting place of Tuam babies - only an eerie silence
# Peace At Last
# Peace At Last

No mourning at final resting place of Tuam babies - only an eerie silence

Mar 4th 2017, 8:05 AM 31,210 Views 150 Comments

TheJournal.ie finds a town reeling from confirmation of the truth hidden for generations in a muddy plot.

She was right: How Catherine Corless uncovered what happened in Tuam
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

She was right: How Catherine Corless uncovered what happened in Tuam

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:09 PM 81,845 Views 178 Comments

“So many things get covered up these days, I am just so thankful that this has come out”.

Tuam babies: Next steps in finding the truth behind their deaths
# Investigation
# Investigation

Tuam babies: Next steps in finding the truth behind their deaths

Mar 3rd 2017, 1:47 PM 16,451 Views 72 Comments

A significant amount of human remains were found in sewage chambers at a site first located by researcher Catherine Corless.

'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 19,283 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.

Opinion: Questions remain unanswered over the Tuam mother-and-baby home
# Tuam
# Tuam

Opinion: Questions remain unanswered over the Tuam mother-and-baby home

Oct 10th 2014, 12:04 PM 255 Views 24 Comments

To understand what happened, it is vital to hold inquests into the deaths of all those buried at the site of the former home.

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 279 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.