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#mother-and-baby homes

# mother-and-baby-homes - Yesterday’s News

Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill

President Michael D Higgins yesterday signed the Bill into law.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 23 October, 2020

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

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

Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week?

The Bill allows the transfer of a database of 60,000 records compiled by the commission to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past

Writer Fionn Davenport says the government’s rushing through of legislation last night condemns survivors of mother and baby homes to 30 more years of darkness.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 22 October, 2020

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

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.

Dáil passes the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Opposition TDs had drafted amendments based on the requests of survivors and human rights experts.

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

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

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

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Children’s Minister to re-examine 30-year seal on mother and baby homes records

The remaining records would be sealed for 30 years under a 2004 Act.

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Lecturer Maeve O’Rourke analyses the government’s nine main arguments in relation to the Bill.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 16 October, 2020

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes

Senators are debating legislation related to records compiled by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

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

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

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Mother and baby homes: A week of pain, grief and anger

Advocates and survivors of mother and baby homes have been outraged at the government’s handling of legislation passed in the Dáil last night.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 2 March, 2020

New grant scheme set up to help survivor-led mother and baby home groups pay for commemorations

Advocacy groups can apply for up to €2,500 in funding per event.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 24 February, 2020

'We were segregated in 'the reject ward'': Survivor describes experience of mixed-race children in mother and baby homes

An unpublished report has found that mixed-race children were routinely withheld for adoption and some children’s skin colour was listed as a “defect”.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 14 February, 2020

Submission of final report into mother and baby homes delayed to later this year

The report was due to be submitted by the commission this month.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 20 December, 2019

Package of health support for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes announced

The report was submitted and discussed in Cabinet yesterday.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Cabinet approves legislation to excavate site of Tuam mother and baby home

Between 1925 and 1960, 796 children died at the Tuam mother and baby home.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Republic of Shame: 'One woman came in wearing two corsets to hide her pregnancy'

A new book seeks to highlight how much this period in Irish history still impacts on people today.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Diarmuid Martin: 'It's hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember'

He called on the Church to avoid returning to attitudes it had shown in the past.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there

The commission said the affidavit from the congregation that ran the mother and baby home was “speculative, inaccurate and misleading”.

Mother and baby homes: Almost 1,000 dead children from Dublin homes sent for medical use

The report states that most people will find the arrangements made for these burials “distasteful at a minimum”.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

But the forum of former residents of these institutions that made recommendations are frustrated the government won’t publish its full report.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Surveys to be carried out on burial grounds at Sean Ross Abbey in Tipperary

The Commission of Investigation will not be issuing its final report this year.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 1 November, 2018

'Many still don't know where loved ones are buried': Irish abuse conference happening in Boston

Minister Katherine Zappone will deliver a keynote speech at the event which is exploring adoption and institutional abuses.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 15 October, 2018

'My mother was tied to the bed and when she couldn't push, one of the nuns sat on her chest'

A new report on mother and baby homes has recommended the State give those affected a statutory right to access files.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 27 August, 2018

Marie Collins: Pope was 'not familiar' with Magdalen laundries or industrial schools

The pope was “not clear” on the issues during Saturday’s meeting, Collins said.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 13 July, 2018

Women never released into society and strategic deceit of illegal adoptions: 'We can't forget'

A collaborative forum for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes has been announced.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 29 June, 2018

Names of 239 children who died in Protestant institutions added to memorial headstones

The name of a mother who died in childbirth was also added to one of the monuments.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 16 December, 2017

'Now, I can tell my stories. I've been silenced my whole life': Tuam survivors network launches

Survivor Peter Mulryan was born in the Tuam mother and baby home in Galway and lived in the institute for four and half years.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Mother and baby homes: It will be difficult to 'establish facts' on burial records say investigators

The commission has asked for an year extension to its deadline to publish its full findings.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 26 October, 2017

'Fearless' Catherine Corless wins human rights award

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

# mother-and-baby-homes - 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 is calling for a full investigation into a former Sisters of Mercy orphanage in Galway.

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

'I had no idea that I could've gotten these injections': Home survivor told he was put on vaccine trial

Councillor Francis Timmons says that survivors deserve answers on vaccines trials at mother and baby homes.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Adoption in Ireland: 'We're still going through it, we're still carrying the shame'

Playwright Noelle Brown, who was born in a mother and baby home, has written a play about her search for her birth mother.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'You weren't allowed touch your own baby - your own flesh and blood'

Survivors of the Magdalene Laundries gathered outside the Dáil yesterday calling for a truth commission into ALL homes around the country.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'I'm a former child resident of a mother and baby home. We want truth and justice'

“Institutional Ireland” is still failing survivors of residential institutions, writes Conrad Bryan.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 10 March, 2017

Med schools 'conscious of distress' experienced by families of infants whose remains were sent to universities

Some 474 unclaimed infant remains were transferred from mother and baby homes to universities from 1940 to 1965.

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

'I gave birth to my child on a metal table at 18, alone in a room in a convent' Bessborough This post contains videos

'I gave birth to my child on a metal table at 18, alone in a room in a convent'

Deirdre Wadding says her time in the Cork mother and baby home in 1981 has haunted her ever since.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

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.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

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

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

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