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TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

TDs ask how testimony 'miraculously appeared down back of sofa', as time runs out to extend Commission

Updated 1 hour ago 20,500 Views 29 Comments

A Social Democrats’ motion to extend the commission’s term by one year had broad support but is non-binding and is not being acted on by government.

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony
# Deleted Audio
# Deleted Audio

TDs still pushing for extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission despite 'miraculous' recovery of testimony

12 hours ago 13,632 Views 8 Comments

The commission is due to dissolve on 28 February but a number of TDs want its term extended amid concerns over deleted audio recordings.

# commission - Monday 22 February, 2021

Call for TDs to get free vote on extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission
# Deleted Audio
# Deleted Audio

Call for TDs to get free vote on extension of Mother and Baby Homes Commission

Mon 2:53 PM 6,417 Views 7 Comments

Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore said the issue “goes beyond party politics”.

# commission - Friday 19 February, 2021

O'Gorman says Mother and Baby Homes Commission *may* be able to retrieve recordings
# Testimony
# Testimony

O'Gorman says Mother and Baby Homes Commission *may* be able to retrieve recordings

Updated Fri 3:10 PM 20,926 Views 56 Comments

“We all know how difficult it is to permanently destroy electronic information,” the minister said today.

# commission - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony 'cannot be retrieved', O'Gorman confirms
# Commission
# Commission

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony 'cannot be retrieved', O'Gorman confirms

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 6:44 PM 33,084 Views 53 Comments

The minister said the Commission informed him of the latest development today.

County home survivor told to contact police in England, not gardaí, over destruction of testimony
# Commission
# Commission

County home survivor told to contact police in England, not gardaí, over destruction of testimony

Feb 16th 2021, 12:00 PM 45,684 Views 30 Comments

A number of witnesses have contacted the gardaí and Data Protection Commissioner to date.

# commission - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,018 Views 0 Comments

People who spent time in Mother and Baby Homes and County Homes say they have been “re-traumatised” by recent developments.

# commission - Friday 5 February, 2021

Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee
# Final Report
# Final Report

Chair of mother and baby home commission declines invitation to appear before Children's Committee

Feb 5th 2021, 2:06 PM 18,221 Views 5 Comments

Committee members are “very disappointed” by the latest development.

# commission - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 1:35 PM 22,185 Views 24 Comments

There have been calls for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to not be dissolved at the end of the month.

# commission - Sunday 31 January, 2021

'Adding insult to injury': Anger over mother and baby home recordings being destroyed
# Commission
# Commission

'Adding insult to injury': Anger over mother and baby home recordings being destroyed

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 1:58 PM 26,109 Views 38 Comments

Survivors say they were not informed their testimony would be destroyed.

# commission - Sunday 17 January, 2021

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'
# Commission
# Commission

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'

Jan 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 32,322 Views 0 Comments

Adopted people and survivors of mother and baby homes say forced adoption was widespread, regardless of what the commission says.

# commission - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

'Callousness and cruelty': International headlines about mother and baby home report
# Report
# Report

'Callousness and cruelty': International headlines about mother and baby home report

Jan 13th 2021, 8:49 AM 38,610 Views 72 Comments

Here is a look at some of the coverage abroad about the report.

# commission - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls
# Analysis
# Analysis

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls

Jan 12th 2021, 11:13 PM 42,312 Views 107 Comments

‘My mother had been conditioned to feel grateful for the sanctuary of the home as she had committed a terrible sin in having sex outside of marriage and they would take care of her bastard child, me.’

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 42,169 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 26,837 Views 48 Comments

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

# commission - 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 27,420 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 21,045 Views 29 Comments

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

# commission - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Taoiseach to give Dáil apology to those impacted by Mother and Baby Home
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

Taoiseach to give Dáil apology to those impacted by Mother and Baby Home

Jan 10th 2021, 12:27 PM 20,073 Views 47 Comments

Micheál Martin is to give the apology on behalf of the State and wider society.

# commission - Friday 25 December, 2020

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes
# Final Report
# Final Report

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes

Dec 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,748 Views 7 Comments

The minister has said survivors will be at the centre of the government’s approach after criticism of how it has handled the situation to date.

# commission - Thursday 3 December, 2020

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 9,845 Views 14 Comments

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

# commission - Friday 30 October, 2020

Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

Oct 30th 2020, 8:03 PM 13,094 Views 9 Comments

The government has said it is committed to publishing the report as soon as possible.

# commission - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation

Oct 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,070 Views 45 Comments

An adoption rights group said recent debates “have caused huge distress, with severe implications for people’s mental health”.

# commission - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century
# Cabinet Meeting
# Cabinet Meeting

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 8:11 PM 25,460 Views 29 Comments

The government released a statement about the Mother and Baby Homes this evening.

# commission - Friday 23 October, 2020

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department
# Database
# Database

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:15 PM 68,151 Views 72 Comments

The minister has defended the legislation but said he regrets poorly communicating what it intends to do.

# commission - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school
# Industrial School
# Industrial School

'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 85,960 Views 26 Comments

Mary Harney shares her personal story on a day where the fate of records of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was debated on the Dáil floor.

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record
# Commission
# Commission

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:30 AM 64,662 Views 32 Comments

Powerful testimonies of survivors from mother and baby homes were read out in the Dáil last night.

# commission - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years
# Commission
# Commission

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 4:41 PM 43,752 Views 36 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is due to submit its final report later this month.

# commission - Friday 2 October, 2020

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system
# EU
# EU

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system

Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 10:35 AM 34,547 Views 47 Comments

McGuinness was also asked about being Irish, trust, and Michael D’Arcy as part of the three-hour hearing before MEPs.

# commission - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Hunt for details on child burials at Bessboro mother and baby home
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Hunt for details on child burials at Bessboro mother and baby home

Feb 17th 2018, 10:00 AM 10,201 Views 26 Comments

The burials took place between 1922 and 1998.

# commission - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Everyone in the Oireachtas is to 'promote dignity and respect' for their colleagues
# Principles
# Principles

Everyone in the Oireachtas is to 'promote dignity and respect' for their colleagues

Nov 14th 2017, 10:42 PM 6,320 Views 24 Comments

They have agreed they will “adopt consistent standards” on the issue in the wake of sexual assault and harassment scandals here and abroad.

# commission - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Dublin Central will gain a TD, Laois and Offaly will lose one under new constituency boundaries
# Changes
# Changes

Dublin Central will gain a TD, Laois and Offaly will lose one under new constituency boundaries

Jun 27th 2017, 9:36 PM 27,282 Views 62 Comments

Cavan and Monaghan are also set to gain TDs under the new boundaries.

# commission - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review
# Kathleen O'toole
# Kathleen O'toole

'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review

May 24th 2017, 8:12 PM 10,637 Views 45 Comments

“I ask for your thoughts, your frustrations, your experiences, and your ideas,” chair Kathleen O’Toole said.

# commission - 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 11,317 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.

# commission - 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 21,349 Views 38 Comments

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

# commission - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Explainer: What exactly is a Tribunal of Inquiry?
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Explainer: What exactly is a Tribunal of Inquiry?

Feb 14th 2017, 8:57 PM 12,454 Views 73 Comments

And how does it differ from a Commission of Investigation?

# commission - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Official verdict: 'The vast majority of consumers will not have to pay direct charges for water'
# Running Battle
# Running Battle

Official verdict: 'The vast majority of consumers will not have to pay direct charges for water'

Nov 29th 2016, 5:07 PM 19,942 Views 240 Comments

The report describes normal usage as “a public service.”

# commission - Monday 1 August, 2016

Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court

Aug 1st 2016, 7:15 AM 10,633 Views 9 Comments

The survivor who wants to bring the case said that it had taken 23 years to get to this point.

# commission - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Over 400 potential witnesses come forward after mother and baby homes appeal
# More Time Needed
# More Time Needed

Over 400 potential witnesses come forward after mother and baby homes appeal

Jul 27th 2016, 8:21 PM 16,051 Views 15 Comments

The commission has been granted an extension to the time frame for the publication of two of the three reports it is preparing.

# commission - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Mother and baby home survivors say their community is "torn in half" over inquiry terms
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Mother and baby home survivors say their community is "torn in half" over inquiry terms

Jul 19th 2016, 12:05 PM 11,943 Views 5 Comments

They are seeking the remit of the commission to be widened and will hold a protest against it today.

# commission - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Multiple calls for head of water charges commission to step down over "ill-judged" comments
# In Hot Water
# In Hot Water

Multiple calls for head of water charges commission to step down over "ill-judged" comments

Jul 5th 2016, 8:44 AM 23,481 Views 173 Comments

In a media interview Joe O’Toole expressed his support for the charges.

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