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# mother-and-baby-home - Friday 11 June, 2021

The Explainer: What's next for the Mother and Baby Home Commission?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What's next for the Mother and Baby Home Commission?

Fri 6:00 PM 2,824 Views 3 Comments

Catriona Crowe and Órla Ryan join us on this week’s podcast.

# mother-and-baby-home - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

'Painfully visible shortcomings': Catriona Crowe on the problems with the Mother and Baby Home Commission
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Painfully visible shortcomings': Catriona Crowe on the problems with the Mother and Baby Home Commission

Jun 9th 2021, 10:47 AM 10,664 Views 7 Comments

Catriona Crowe examines the Commission’s report, details its shortcomings and issues, and explains what needs to happen next.

# mother-and-baby-home - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:35 PM 7,286 Views 7 Comments

Funchion, who is chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children, describes her shock over recent issues with the Mother and Baby Home Commission.

# mother-and-baby-home - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept
# Dept Of Children
# Dept Of Children

Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept

Apr 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 48,038 Views 28 Comments

She lodged a complaint about the department’s ‘failure to comply with the assurances’ provided to her.

# mother-and-baby-home - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week
# Illegal Adoption
# Illegal Adoption

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week

Mar 3rd 2021, 2:09 PM 7,519 Views 6 Comments

The review was commissioned in 2018 but its publication was delayed.

# mother-and-baby-home - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Part of controversial plans for apartments at Bessborough refused planning permission
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Part of controversial plans for apartments at Bessborough refused planning permission

Feb 2nd 2021, 2:20 PM 9,145 Views 5 Comments

Survivors of Bessborough mother and baby home have welcomed the news.

# mother-and-baby-home - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Report into Northern Ireland's mother and baby homes to be published today
# Findings
# Findings

Report into Northern Ireland's mother and baby homes to be published today

Jan 26th 2021, 9:18 AM 7,731 Views 5 Comments

Stormont’s leaders are facing calls to establish a public inquiry into the institutions.

# mother-and-baby-home - Monday 25 January, 2021

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home
# Tuam
# Tuam

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 1:47 PM 10,829 Views 16 Comments

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation released a report on its five-year investigation into the homes earlier this month.

# mother-and-baby-home - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

Jan 20th 2021, 6:10 PM 7,607 Views 7 Comments

There were emotional contributions by some TDs in the Dáil today.

# mother-and-baby-home - Sunday 17 January, 2021

O'Gorman, Taoiseach and AG 'at one' on prioritising legislation on adopted people's access to records
# Minister For Children
# Minister For Children

O'Gorman, Taoiseach and AG 'at one' on prioritising legislation on adopted people's access to records

Jan 17th 2021, 4:05 PM 10,903 Views 18 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said that the legislation would have GDPR at the heart of it.

# mother-and-baby-home - Friday 15 January, 2021

Church of Ireland apologises following mother and baby homes report
# Apology
# Apology

Church of Ireland apologises following mother and baby homes report

Jan 15th 2021, 8:10 PM 21,647 Views 42 Comments

The church said it was complicit ‘as with the rest of society’ in stigmatising unmarried women and their children.

Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access

Jan 15th 2021, 5:00 PM 13,418 Views 27 Comments

Survivors have campaigned for access to their personal information for years.

# mother-and-baby-home - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Mother and baby home report and government's response is a 'whitewash', says Boyd Barrett
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Mother and baby home report and government's response is a 'whitewash', says Boyd Barrett

Jan 13th 2021, 1:32 PM 32,046 Views 72 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is concerned his statement yesterday is being presented in a certain light.

# mother-and-baby-home - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Government to investigate leaking of details of Mother and Baby Homes report

Government to investigate leaking of details of Mother and Baby Homes report

Jan 12th 2021, 7:12 PM 13,193 Views 38 Comments

The State’s most senior civil servant is to head up an inquiry into the leaking of Government information.

Minister expresses serious concerns about planning permission for apartments at Bessborough site
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Minister expresses serious concerns about planning permission for apartments at Bessborough site

Jan 12th 2021, 4:05 PM 14,287 Views 12 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman has asked planners to read today’s Commision of Investigation’s findings on burials at the former mother and baby home.

# mother-and-baby-home - 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 20,104 Views 47 Comments

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

# mother-and-baby-home - Thursday 5 November, 2020

The Explainer: What exactly happened with the mother and baby home legislation?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What exactly happened with the mother and baby home legislation?

Nov 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,396 Views 1 Comment

And what happens to the records now?

# mother-and-baby-home - Friday 30 October, 2020

Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report
# Commission Of Investigation
# Commission Of Investigation

Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report

Oct 30th 2020, 5:02 PM 14,558 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach met with survivor and advocacy groups this morning.

# mother-and-baby-home - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Taoiseach says he's determined to have Mother and Baby Homes report published 'as quickly as possible'
# COMMISSION REPORT
# COMMISSION REPORT

Taoiseach says he's determined to have Mother and Baby Homes report published 'as quickly as possible'

Oct 29th 2020, 3:17 PM 17,324 Views 33 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman is due to receive the report tomorrow.

# mother-and-baby-home - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister

Oct 28th 2020, 1:53 PM 27,020 Views 63 Comments

Cabinet is expected to discuss the fallout from the controversy over the handling of legislation which was passed last week.

# mother-and-baby-home - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Caelainn Hogan: 'This institution for ‘unmarried mothers’ is not part of some distant past - it closed in 2006'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Caelainn Hogan: 'This institution for ‘unmarried mothers’ is not part of some distant past - it closed in 2006'

Aug 23rd 2020, 12:00 PM 42,376 Views 45 Comments

Writer Caelainn Hogan has accessed files that give an insight into life at a Donegal mother-and-baby home known as The Castle.

# mother-and-baby-home - Saturday 31 August, 2019

'Those who were denied a voice for too long will continue to fight for justice for the lost children of Tuam'
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

'Those who were denied a voice for too long will continue to fight for justice for the lost children of Tuam'

Aug 31st 2019, 9:30 PM 17,143 Views 33 Comments

Family members of the 796 babies who died and survivors of the home held a peaceful protest last month.

# mother-and-baby-home - Sunday 25 August, 2019

'Ghosts in their own country': Government accused of 'wall of silence' over Tuam babies
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

'Ghosts in their own country': Government accused of 'wall of silence' over Tuam babies

Aug 25th 2019, 7:16 PM 16,364 Views 68 Comments

Survivors and family members of the dead babies gathered at the site today.

# mother-and-baby-home - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Religious order that ran Tuam says it was 'under supervision, direction and inspection' of Irish State
# Confidential Letter
# Confidential Letter

Religious order that ran Tuam says it was 'under supervision, direction and inspection' of Irish State

Mar 26th 2019, 6:30 AM 21,207 Views 78 Comments

That’s according to a confidential letter to a government minister.

# mother-and-baby-home - 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.

# mother-and-baby-home - 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.

# mother-and-baby-home - 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.

# mother-and-baby-home - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time
# Tuam Site
# Tuam Site

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time

Jul 26th 2018, 4:50 PM 9,601 Views 67 Comments

How to memorialise the past, as well as what health and well-being supports are needed for former residents will be discussed.

# mother-and-baby-home - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Adrienne Corless: 'It looks like the consultation facilitators dug deep to find resistance to full excavation'
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home

Adrienne Corless: 'It looks like the consultation facilitators dug deep to find resistance to full excavation'

Jul 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 26,735 Views 34 Comments

There was only ever one thing to do: excavate the site and DNA test the remains without delay, writes Adrienne Corless.

# mother-and-baby-home - Friday 6 July, 2018

Tuam: Ex-residents and families want further excavation and DNA analysis
# Public Consultation
# Public Consultation

Tuam: Ex-residents and families want further excavation and DNA analysis

Jul 6th 2018, 3:49 PM 8,737 Views 27 Comments

Galway County Council received 799 written submissions on what to do with the Tuam site where a mass grave was found.

# mother-and-baby-home - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Over 70 babies who died at Bethany Home - and one mother - to be named on new memorial stone
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Over 70 babies who died at Bethany Home - and one mother - to be named on new memorial stone

Jun 24th 2018, 4:00 PM 16,229 Views 19 Comments

The stone will be unveiled next week.

# mother-and-baby-home - 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.

# mother-and-baby-home - Friday 13 April, 2018

Experts say Tuam remains should be able to be identified using advanced DNA technology
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home

Experts say Tuam remains should be able to be identified using advanced DNA technology

Apr 13th 2018, 10:27 AM 8,711 Views 58 Comments

A team of scientists have contradicted an expert technical group over the remains

# mother-and-baby-home - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Mother and baby home activist refuses to join selection panel for survivors' forum
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Mother and baby home activist refuses to join selection panel for survivors' forum

Mar 20th 2018, 6:00 AM 12,443 Views 7 Comments

Derek Leinster said that he believes that instead, Bethany Home survivors should be given redress before many of them die.

# mother-and-baby-home - 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 10,214 Views 26 Comments

The burials took place between 1922 and 1998.

# mother-and-baby-home - 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.

# mother-and-baby-home - 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.

# mother-and-baby-home - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Home survivor sent photos from time there after TheJournal.ie story
# Never Seen Before
# Never Seen Before

Home survivor sent photos from time there after TheJournal.ie story

Jul 9th 2017, 9:00 PM 30,979 Views 21 Comments

Councillor Francis Timmons spoke to TheJournal.ie about his time at Madonna House mother and baby home two years ago.

# mother-and-baby-home - Friday 7 July, 2017

The 'mixing of remains' will make it very difficult to identify babies at Tuam site
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

The 'mixing of remains' will make it very difficult to identify babies at Tuam site

Jul 7th 2017, 8:41 PM 9,915 Views 29 Comments

“There are currently no known comparative sites, nationally or internationally,” said the Department of Children in a statement.

# mother-and-baby-home - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'Immoral and repulsive': Fury at Zappone's refusal for redress for mother and baby home survivors
# Shameful Decision
# Shameful Decision

'Immoral and repulsive': Fury at Zappone's refusal for redress for mother and baby home survivors

Apr 12th 2017, 2:08 PM 16,333 Views 53 Comments

The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors called it a “shameful decision”.

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