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# catherine-corless - 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 18,255 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 - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

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 16,701 Views 37 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Monday 11 January, 2021

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 22,001 Views 32 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Saturday 16 March, 2019

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 12,910 Views 26 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Saturday 29 December, 2018

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 8,569 Views 19 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Friday 7 December, 2018

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 32,028 Views 38 Comments

Thomas Kinsella and Michal Lipson will also receive honorary degrees.

# catherine-corless - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'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 21,458 Views 95 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

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 11,412 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.

# catherine-corless - Sunday 26 August, 2018

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 15,478 Views 40 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Saturday 21 April, 2018

'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 29,654 Views 5 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Monday 16 April, 2018

Twitter was so emotional after Catherine Corless' win at the People of the Year Awards last night
# People Of The Year
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# 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 4,244 Views 0 Comments

‘A true Irish hero.’

# catherine-corless - Sunday 15 April, 2018

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 25,084 Views 13 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

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 33,929 Views 65 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Thursday 26 October, 2017

'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 12,445 Views 47 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'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 43,354 Views 52 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'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 11,324 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.

# catherine-corless - Monday 10 April, 2017

'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 21,358 Views 38 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Friday 10 March, 2017

'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 146,627 Views 182 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

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 17,544 Views 79 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Monday 6 March, 2017

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 17,304 Views 121 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Sunday 5 March, 2017

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 33,975 Views 190 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Saturday 4 March, 2017

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 30,821 Views 150 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - Friday 3 March, 2017

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 80,497 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 16,345 Views 72 Comments

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

# catherine-corless - 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 19,137 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.

# catherine-corless - Friday 10 October, 2014

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 221 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.

# catherine-corless - Sunday 8 June, 2014

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 248 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.