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#mother-and-baby homes

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

New TD Ruth Coppinger on the frustrations of Leinster House

The Socialist TD was elected to represent Dublin West last month.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 15 June, 2014

State 'robbing adoptees of their identities' by denying access to birth certs

Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power, who was adopted from a mother-and-baby home, has called for access rights to be given,

"Cold, uncaring, uncivilised": The mother-and-child home where 222 babies died

The Bethany Home is to be investigated by the Government’s Commission for Investigation into mother-and-baby homes.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Opinion: Where does fatherhood feature in story of mother-and-baby homes?

Interestingly, in all the coverage about mother-and-baby homes over the past few weeks, the role of the fathers hasn’t been addressed to any extent.

Here's a letter giving state approval of Tuam mother and baby home

The letter on behalf of the Minister for Health of the day was issued to mother and baby homes who were seeking approval as maternity homes.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: It is a bittersweet time for victims of institutional abuse – the least we can do is listen

Victims of mother-and-baby homes as well as the Bethany Homes must finally have their voices heard.

Opinion: Abuse and neglect are being hidden in plain sight – but will we open our eyes?

History will judge us every bit as harshly as we are now judging the society which condemned women and children to mother-and-baby homes.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Department of Health says it will return state files to National Archive

The records are there for anybody who wants to view them – unless there are personal details involved.

State files removed from National Archive following mother and baby home revelations Exclusive

Over 40 other state documents recalled by the Department of Health have yet to be returned.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

Hundreds attend vigil in remembrance of those who died in mother and baby homes

Crowds marched from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to the gates of the Dáil last night.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

We'll have to "wait and see" who leaked GSOC 'bugging' information - Fitzgerald

The justice minister said that at least seven people had access to the information that was leaked to the media.

Adoption Rights Alliance cautiously welcomes inquiry into mother and baby homes

The group also want assurances new legislation regarding adoption information and tracing be considered.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Bethany Home, where 222 children died, to be included in mother and baby home investigation

The Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan said today that he was conscious of the grievances felt by those connected to the Bethany Home, a protestant-run home on Dublin’s Orwell Road.

"Huge traffic" between Magdalene laundries and mother-and-baby homes

Justice for Magadalenes Research said today that the laundries should be included in the government’s statutory investigation.

Taoiseach: 'I think there is much more to this than one mother and baby home'

Cabinet will discuss how best to examine the Tuam mass grave scandal at its meeting this morning.

'Another non-consensual mass medical experiment': Calls for investigation into symphysiotomy

The procedure, that left many woman with lifelong disabilities, was carried out in Ireland until the late 1980s.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Archbishop calls for 'full-bodied investigation' into all mother-and-baby homes

Diarmuid Martin said that any investigation needs to ensure that the culture that existed in past has been stamped out.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about calls for an investigation into mother-and-baby homes, a hijacked taxi, and new pyrite issues.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Opinion: Tuam's 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words

The misogynistic meddling of the Catholic church in affairs of this young state was detrimental to the blossoming of a whole, enlightened and fulfilled society – and nobody bore the brunt of that more than vulnerable women and their babies.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Multiple government departments to deal with 'deeply disturbing revelations' of child burials

The issue has come to light as a result of research which found death records for 796 infants in an unmarked grave beside a children’s home.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Call for inquiry into high mortality rates at mother and baby homes

Mortality rates in some mother and baby homes were as high 55 per cent during the 1940s, a new report claims.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Final report on Magdalene Laundries delayed to year-end

The committee chairperson Martin McAleese said that extra information has to be examined which could add “in a meaningful way” to the overall outcome.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Archbishop suggests investigation into Magdalene Laundries

Diarmuid Martin has said that there were “questions still to be answered” in relation to the abuse scandal.