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#mother-and-baby homes

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

'I unreservedly apologise': Archbishop Martin accepts Church's part in mother and baby home scandal
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'I unreservedly apologise': Archbishop Martin accepts Church's part in mother and baby home scandal

Jan 12th 2021, 9:33 PM 36,622 Views 87 Comments

The commission discovered that about 9,000 children died in the 18 homes under investigation.

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 13,250 Views 38 Comments

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

Premature births and malnutrition: how infant mortality in one home rose to 900% of national rates
# Final Report
# Final Report

Premature births and malnutrition: how infant mortality in one home rose to 900% of national rates

Jan 12th 2021, 6:36 PM 14,803 Views 18 Comments

The findings were revealed in the final report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission today.

Mother and baby homes: Cases of underage pregnant girls were not referred to Gardaí

Mother and baby homes: Cases of underage pregnant girls were not referred to Gardaí

Jan 12th 2021, 6:33 PM 26,044 Views 16 Comments

The Regina Coeli hostel noted in 1933 in relation to one woman who fell pregnant: “A TD is responsible for her trouble”.

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 14,314 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.

Commission finds remains of at least 42 infants in burial plot of former mother and baby home
# Sean Ross Abbey
# Sean Ross Abbey

Commission finds remains of at least 42 infants in burial plot of former mother and baby home

Jan 12th 2021, 3:22 PM 24,483 Views 36 Comments

6,414 women were admitted to Sean Ross Abbey and 6,079 children were born or admitted there between 1931 and 1969.

'On admission her clothes were removed, her hair was cut. She was told: "You're here for your sins"'
# Survivor Testimonies
# Survivor Testimonies

'On admission her clothes were removed, her hair was cut. She was told: "You're here for your sins"'

Jan 12th 2021, 3:00 PM 80,126 Views 55 Comments

The first-hand testimony from those who were sent to mother and baby homes are included in today’s landmark report.

5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes
# Final Report
# Final Report

5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes

Jan 12th 2021, 3:00 PM 44,407 Views 100 Comments
  • Document details the experiences of women and children who lived in 14 mother and baby homes and four county homes.
  • Commission recommends redress, services such as counselling and enhanced medical cards.
  • Taoiseach to give State apology over mother and baby homes in the Dáil tomorrow.
'I expect far more empathy from our leaders': Mother and Baby home survivors' letters to Taoiseach
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'I expect far more empathy from our leaders': Mother and Baby home survivors' letters to Taoiseach

Jan 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,108 Views 17 Comments

The letters were sent following the news about a Bill allowing the transfer of 60,000 records to Tusla.

'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report
# Mary Harney
# Mary Harney

'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report

Jan 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,175 Views 48 Comments

The long-awaited report will be published today – and survivors want “urgent” action on foot of it.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 11 January, 2021

Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again
# Forced Adoption
# Forced Adoption

Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again

Jan 11th 2021, 12:37 PM 22,085 Views 32 Comments

Lee also said she is “dismayed” that some details from the Mother and Baby Homes report were leaked.

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information
# Burials
# Burials

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information

Jan 11th 2021, 10:19 AM 27,516 Views 62 Comments

“I think it was very disrespectful the fact that elements of it were leaked and appeared in a Sunday paper,” the Tánaiste said.

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission

Jan 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,203 Views 29 Comments

Ahead of the commission’s final report being published tomorrow, we’re taking a look back at its interim reports.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 10 January, 2021

O'Gorman to seek investigation into leaking of Mother and Baby Home report
# Minister For Children
# Minister For Children

O'Gorman to seek investigation into leaking of Mother and Baby Home report

Updated Jan 10th 2021, 5:02 PM 67,960 Views 80 Comments
  • Survivors said they were hurt and angry, but "not surprised" by the leak to a newspaper
  • Opposition TDs have decried "shocking" "insensitive" media leak
  • The Minister for Children is seeking an investigation into how details became public

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 25 December, 2020

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes
# Final Report
# Final Report

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes

Dec 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,842 Views 7 Comments

The minister has said survivors will be at the centre of the government’s approach after criticism of how it has handled the situation to date.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 11:52 AM 9,927 Views 15 Comments

The report will be published on the week of 11 January, Minister Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed.

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

'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?
# National Archive
# National Archive

'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?

Nov 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,862 Views 20 Comments

Survivors want Ireland to face up to its past – but there are different views on the best way to do this.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

All survivors of institutional abuse to be allowed request access to personal data, Taoiseach confirms
# Records
# Records

All survivors of institutional abuse to be allowed request access to personal data, Taoiseach confirms

Nov 4th 2020, 4:39 PM 10,444 Views 13 Comments

The Taoiseach told the Dáil that applying GDPR will allow it to “affirm the rights of people to access their own personal data”.

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

Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

Oct 30th 2020, 8:03 PM 13,102 Views 9 Comments

The government has said it is committed to publishing the report as soon as possible.

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?

Oct 30th 2020, 4:20 PM 24,089 Views 19 Comments

The commission is due to submit its final report today, over five years after it was set up.

# mother-and-baby-homes - 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 17,332 Views 33 Comments

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

Mother and baby home campaigners lodge complaint over Senator's comments
# Clann Project
# Clann Project

Mother and baby home campaigners lodge complaint over Senator's comments

Oct 29th 2020, 2:47 PM 32,129 Views 0 Comments

The Clann Project has called for Barry Ward to make a public apology.

'Two tests' to be applied for Mother and Baby Home survivors to seek access to records
# Legal Questions
# Legal Questions

'Two tests' to be applied for Mother and Baby Home survivors to seek access to records

Updated Oct 29th 2020, 8:38 AM 47,270 Views 20 Comments

A legal expert has questioned whether the second of the tests is a ‘legal error’.

Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation

Oct 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,164 Views 45 Comments

An adoption rights group said recent debates “have caused huge distress, with severe implications for people’s mental health”.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked'
# Debate
# Debate

Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked'

Oct 27th 2020, 3:15 PM 30,016 Views 68 Comments

Niall Collins says online abuse directed at TDs is ‘orchestrated’.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 26 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 26th 2020, 6:53 PM 48,558 Views 94 Comments

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
# Database
# Database

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

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:15 PM 68,260 Views 72 Comments

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?
# Sealed
# Sealed

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

Oct 23rd 2020, 6:04 PM 63,557 Views 60 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 23rd 2020, 9:04 AM 57,049 Views 33 Comments

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
# Industrial School
# Industrial School

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

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 87,706 Views 26 Comments

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
# Equality Minister
# Equality Minister

Dáil passes the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Updated Oct 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 76,628 Views 132 Comments

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
# Commission

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

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:30 AM 64,903 Views 32 Comments

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
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

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

Oct 21st 2020, 10:14 PM 24,115 Views 36 Comments

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
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

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

Oct 21st 2020, 3:35 PM 62,072 Views 15 Comments

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
# Seanad
# Seanad

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

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 5:29 PM 60,569 Views 28 Comments

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
# Commission
# Commission

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

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 4:41 PM 43,873 Views 36 Comments

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

# 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
# Grant Scheme
# Grant Scheme

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

Mar 2nd 2020, 12:56 PM 7,393 Views 8 Comments

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
# Race
# Race

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

Feb 24th 2020, 9:05 AM 28,202 Views 47 Comments

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
# Investigation
# Investigation

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

Feb 14th 2020, 3:23 PM 8,217 Views 19 Comments

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
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

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

Dec 20th 2019, 2:06 PM 7,624 Views 9 Comments

The report was submitted and discussed in Cabinet yesterday.