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#mother and baby home

# mother-and-baby-home - 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 21,385 Views 38 Comments

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

# mother-and-baby-home - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

'After hours of questioning by “experts”, Theresa was left traumatised and had to make her own way home'
# Column
# Column

'After hours of questioning by “experts”, Theresa was left traumatised and had to make her own way home'

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM 660 Views 10 Comments

Redressing survivors of Mother and Baby homes needs to avoid the pitfalls of the Residential Institution Redress Board for Industrial and Reformatory School survivors, writes Sinead Pembroke.

# mother-and-baby-home - Saturday 11 March, 2017

'Enda, parents sent children to industrial schools because a court compelled them or they had no choice'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Enda, parents sent children to industrial schools because a court compelled them or they had no choice'

Mar 11th 2017, 9:30 AM 3,707 Views 187 Comments

Enda Kenny has said he wants to deal with the dark legacies of our past but following his statements this week, he’s still way off the mark, writes Sinead Pembroke.

# mother-and-baby-home - 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 146,793 Views 182 Comments

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

# mother-and-baby-home - 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 17,574 Views 79 Comments

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

# mother-and-baby-home - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Watch: 'We took their babies and gifted them, sold them, trafficked them and starved them'
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Watch: 'We took their babies and gifted them, sold them, trafficked them and starved them'

Mar 7th 2017, 7:21 PM 23,715 Views 127 Comments

Minister Zappone has agreed to a small scoping exercise to assess if the mother and baby home investigation can be expanded.

# mother-and-baby-home - 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 17,338 Views 121 Comments

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

# mother-and-baby-home - Sunday 5 March, 2017

'You were just a bastard in their eyes. But they can't hide from the truth now'
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

'You were just a bastard in their eyes. But they can't hide from the truth now'

Mar 5th 2017, 8:05 AM 114,281 Views 262 Comments

PJ Haverty’s mother spent five years hammering on the door of the Tuam home trying to get the nuns to return her son – instead they gave him away.

# mother-and-baby-home - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women 'every chance of keeping their secret'
# State Files
# State Files

Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women 'every chance of keeping their secret'

Mar 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 30,015 Views 33 Comments

A report into ‘destitute Irish girls’ investigated the problem of unmarried pregnant women travelling to England.

'I was so badly whipped I had to be taken to hospital' - Mother and baby home survivor
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

'I was so badly whipped I had to be taken to hospital' - Mother and baby home survivor

Mar 4th 2017, 2:13 PM 58,072 Views 126 Comments

Adaser said that a “shiver went up her back” when she read of the Tuam home news.

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 31,189 Views 150 Comments

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

Tuam babies: What's been happening since the mass grave revelations three years ago?
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Tuam babies: What's been happening since the mass grave revelations three years ago?

Mar 4th 2017, 12:05 AM 38,965 Views 55 Comments

Reports about a mass grave first hit the headlines in May of 2014. Here’s what’s happened since.

# mother-and-baby-home - Friday 3 March, 2017

Castlepollard Mother and Baby Home survivor: 'We're not shocked by the news'
# Column
# Column

Castlepollard Mother and Baby Home survivor: 'We're not shocked by the news'

Mar 3rd 2017, 7:30 PM 3,400 Views 86 Comments

Tuam must not be seen in isolation and unfortunately is only the tip of the iceberg, writes Paul Redmond.

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 81,744 Views 178 Comments

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

'It wasn't a home, it was a prison': Former residents from Tuam mother and baby home react
# Liveline
# Liveline

'It wasn't a home, it was a prison': Former residents from Tuam mother and baby home react

Mar 3rd 2017, 5:42 PM 23,907 Views 41 Comments

Catherine Corless said that she has the names of 798 children who could be among the remains at the home.

Nuns who ran Tuam home have 'no comment' to make on today's revelations
# Bon Secours Sisters
# Bon Secours Sisters

Nuns who ran Tuam home have 'no comment' to make on today's revelations

Mar 3rd 2017, 2:49 PM 61,932 Views 138 Comments

They did say that they are fully committed to the Commission of Investigation ‘seeking the truth’ about what happened.

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 16,412 Views 71 Comments

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

# mother-and-baby-home - Friday 30 September, 2016

Excavation to take place at site of alleged mass grave at Tuam
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Excavation to take place at site of alleged mass grave at Tuam

Sep 30th 2016, 3:06 PM 16,629 Views 122 Comments

The excavation will take place following allegations about the deaths of 800 babies and the manner in which they were buried.

# mother-and-baby-home - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Two years after it was set up, what's happening with the mother and baby home inquiry?
# Investigation
# Investigation

Two years after it was set up, what's happening with the mother and baby home inquiry?

Aug 7th 2016, 8:30 AM 9,081 Views 29 Comments

This week Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone announced it will be two more years before the report is published.

# mother-and-baby-home - 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 10,658 Views 9 Comments

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

# mother-and-baby-home - 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 11,966 Views 5 Comments

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

# mother-and-baby-home - Monday 12 October, 2015

'Children not claimed by parents will be kept in the institution until they reach school age'
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

'Children not claimed by parents will be kept in the institution until they reach school age'

Oct 12th 2015, 11:52 AM 1,016 Views 2 Comments

Yesterday Paul Redmond gave an in depth historical look at St Patrick’s mother and baby home in Dublin. Here are some of the local government reports from the time.

# mother-and-baby-home - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Over 9,000 Irish women or 'inmates' went through these doors, forced to repent
# Column
# Column

Over 9,000 Irish women or 'inmates' went through these doors, forced to repent

Oct 11th 2015, 12:00 PM 33,520 Views 73 Comments

Paul Redmond tells us what he has learned about St Patrick’s Mother and Baby Home in Dublin.

# mother-and-baby-home - Thursday 25 June, 2015

This woman thought she had found her birth mother's family, but it wasn't what it seemed
# DNA
# DNA

This woman thought she had found her birth mother's family, but it wasn't what it seemed

Jun 25th 2015, 6:00 AM 34,470 Views 14 Comments

“I was so happy those days, I was thinking ‘This is definitely right, this is my family’.”

# mother-and-baby-home - Friday 21 November, 2014

'For the first time in 16 years we were treated the same as Catholics'
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

'For the first time in 16 years we were treated the same as Catholics'

Nov 21st 2014, 1:52 PM 10,755 Views 5 Comments

Mother and baby homes, including one group from a Protestant home, met with Minister James Reilly this month.

# mother-and-baby-home - 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 243 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.

# mother-and-baby-home - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish 'illegitimate children'
# Ireland's Lost Babies
# Ireland's Lost Babies

Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish 'illegitimate children'

Sep 18th 2014, 10:55 PM 22,590 Views 47 Comments

Martin Sixsmith travels to Ireland and America to reveal the moving stories of parents and children.

# mother-and-baby-home - Monday 25 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Monday
# The 9 At 9
# The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Aug 25th 2014, 8:21 AM 9,316 Views 4 Comments

It’s fairly dull and gloomy out but here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# mother-and-baby-home - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Here's the latest information about the Tuam mother-and-baby home
# Findings
# Findings

Here's the latest information about the Tuam mother-and-baby home

Jul 16th 2014, 10:20 PM 15,566 Views 55 Comments

The question of a suitable memorial is now being looked at by the Tuam Home Graveyard Committee.

Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry
# Investigation
# Investigation

Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry

Jul 16th 2014, 4:32 PM 4,727 Views 2 Comments

The Commission have been asked to include a wide range of institutions within their scope of their inquiry.

Almost 500 unclaimed infant bodies were sent to anatomy departments from 1940-65
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Almost 500 unclaimed infant bodies were sent to anatomy departments from 1940-65

Jul 16th 2014, 3:37 PM 9,071 Views 19 Comments

The handing over of infant remains was legal under the Anatomy Act 1832 so as to provide “legal cadavers” for medical research.

# mother-and-baby-home - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared 'happy'
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared 'happy'

Jul 15th 2014, 10:40 PM 11,705 Views 25 Comments

One child was taken to hospital with severe whooping cough, conjunctivitis and infected feet.

We'll find out more about the mother-and-baby homes inquiry tomorrow
# Commission Of Inquiry
# Commission Of Inquiry

We'll find out more about the mother-and-baby homes inquiry tomorrow

Jul 15th 2014, 5:33 PM 4,797 Views 5 Comments

The government will confirm the identity of the person that will chair the Commission of Inquiry tomorrow.

# mother-and-baby-home - Monday 14 July, 2014

This 1940s letter describes the 'decent class' of unmarried mothers who were 'first offenders'
# State Files
# State Files

This 1940s letter describes the 'decent class' of unmarried mothers who were 'first offenders'

Jul 14th 2014, 7:25 AM 25,830 Views 34 Comments

The letter details how one hospital was struggling to find foster mothers for children.

Death rate of babies at Tuam mother and baby home was double the rate of other homes
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Death rate of babies at Tuam mother and baby home was double the rate of other homes

Jul 14th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,312 Views 11 Comments

The returns from local authorities, disqualifying Dublin, shows that 17% of babies under the age of one died in registered maternity homes that year.

# mother-and-baby-home - Friday 11 July, 2014

A Bessborough Tale: 'Some nights all you could hear was sobbing'
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

A Bessborough Tale: 'Some nights all you could hear was sobbing'

Jul 11th 2014, 8:00 AM 6,306 Views 48 Comments

To this day I have never experienced the grief and despair I felt leaving my baby son. I thought I would physically break in half.

# mother-and-baby-home - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Here's a list of maternity homes in Ireland in 1947
# State Files
# State Files

Here's a list of maternity homes in Ireland in 1947

Jun 22nd 2014, 8:45 AM 30,161 Views 29 Comments

Under the Maternity Homes Act 1934 every local authority in Ireland had to register the maternity homes in the county with the Department of Health.

Government reminded local authorities of their obligation to report infant deaths in mother and baby homes in 1946
# Maternity Homes
# Maternity Homes

Government reminded local authorities of their obligation to report infant deaths in mother and baby homes in 1946

Jun 22nd 2014, 7:45 AM 5,639 Views 5 Comments

Maternity homes that did not notify the authorities were liable to be fined up to ten pounds.

# mother-and-baby-home - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Here are the state files recalled from the National Archives by the Department of Health
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Here are the state files recalled from the National Archives by the Department of Health

Jun 21st 2014, 7:00 AM 8,342 Views 11 Comments

Two of the files requisitioned by the department as part of the investigation into mother and baby homes relate to the Bon Secours home in Tuam.