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# Excavation

This year
Tuam mother and baby home site will finally be excavated after Director is appointed next month
Relatives have welcomed the news but said there can be no further delays.
Last year
Recruitment launched for Director who will oversee excavation of Tuam mother and baby home site
The recovery of remains at the site is expected to begin early next year.
'This isn't justice': Relatives criticise fact Bessborough site won't be excavated like Tuam
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.
All time
'Four years on and still no action': Call for Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated
A test excavation found a “significant” quantity of human remains, but a full excavation has still not happened – to the frustration of survivors and archaeologists.
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
Illegal adoptees 'forced to break the law' by using their falsified birth certificates
'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes
Department of Culture makes contact with Spain over dig for Red Hugh O'Donnell's remains
Red Hugh and his father-in-law Hugh O’Neill fought the Nine Years’ War against the English and sought aid from Spain.
Archaeologists uncover megalithic monument thought to be unlike any found in Ireland to date
The discovery was made by a team of archaeologists from IT Sligo during a two-week excavation.
Call for Protestant burial site to be excavated to examine bodies from mother and baby homes
The Bethany Home Survivors’ Group has identified over 200 children from the home who were buried at Mount Jerome cemetery.
Gardaí dig on Dublin's commuter belt land for Kinahan money and guns
Mechanical diggers used in hope of uncovering information that has the potential to cost the cartel millions.
'Urgent action is needed': Letters reveal shock at discovery of human remains at mother and baby home
The Commission into Mother and Baby Homes wrote to Minister Katherine Zappone before the ‘very shocking’ news broke.
Catherine Corless says more human remains are likely to be buried under Tuam playground
Galway County Council has said no remains were found when the housing estate and playground were being built.
Second excavation gets underway into alleged mass grave at Mother and Baby home
It is alleged that 800 babies are buried at the site of the Mother and Baby Home in Galway.
No human remains found in search of south Dublin garden
The search was being carried out after a woman alleged two children she gave birth to were murdered and buried there.
Gardaí to begin excavating south Dublin garden in search for 'dead babies'
A search warrant was executed at the house yesterday evening.
Gardaí to dig at south Dublin house after claims that two babies were killed there
It is believed that the operation will be a major one and will take place next week.
The Trinity Skeletons: The archaeological quest to find out who they were
Medieval human remains found in Dublin city centre have thrown up many questions for archaeologists.
Photos: Cave excavation shows flowers used in burials over 13,000 years ago
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.
Thousands of ancient Roman artifacts uncovered in London City dig
Archaeologists have so far discovered around 10,000 objects including writing tablets, clothing, jewellery and pottery.
Archaeologists unearth treasures at Bible's Armageddon site
The jewellery was discovered in a jug at the city the New Testament predicts will stage the final battle of Armageddon.