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#mother-and-baby homes

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

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

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

Dec 10th 2019, 12:58 PM 11,342 Views 16 Comments

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'

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

Sep 14th 2019, 6:00 PM 28,836 Views 37 Comments

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'
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

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

Apr 18th 2019, 2:01 PM 27,594 Views 105 Comments

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
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

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

Apr 17th 2019, 12:23 PM 68,949 Views 81 Comments

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
# Ireland
# Ireland

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

Apr 17th 2019, 10:24 AM 62,829 Views 212 Comments

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
# Former Residents
# Former Residents

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

Apr 16th 2019, 4:21 PM 6,220 Views 25 Comments

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
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

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

Jan 22nd 2019, 5:50 PM 14,272 Views 36 Comments

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
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

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

Nov 1st 2018, 3:00 PM 10,487 Views 21 Comments

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'
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

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

Oct 15th 2018, 10:52 AM 100,030 Views 26 Comments

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
# Not Clear
# Not Clear

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

Updated Aug 27th 2018, 1:46 PM 38,094 Views 58 Comments

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'
# Ireland's Past
# Ireland's Past

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

Jul 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,314 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Jun 29th 2018, 10:38 PM 17,143 Views 41 Comments

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
# Survivors
# Survivors

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

Dec 16th 2017, 7:00 AM 13,526 Views 49 Comments

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
# Need More Time
# Need More Time

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

Dec 6th 2017, 7:14 AM 7,752 Views 71 Comments

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
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

'Fearless' Catherine Corless wins human rights award

Oct 26th 2017, 5:00 PM 12,447 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-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
# Catherine Corless

'I'm anxious that every bit of evidence gets out there, just in case it's a carbon copy of Tuam'

Oct 22nd 2017, 9:30 PM 43,460 Views 56 Comments

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
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

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

Jul 9th 2017, 12:05 AM 45,850 Views 22 Comments

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'
# Stigma
# Stigma

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

Jun 18th 2017, 8:15 AM 12,344 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Truth And Justice
# Truth And Justice

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

Jun 7th 2017, 6:15 AM 20,864 Views 21 Comments

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'
# Transitional Justice
# Transitional Justice

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

May 27th 2017, 9:30 AM 1,306 Views 25 Comments

“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
# Anatomy
# Anatomy

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

Mar 10th 2017, 6:54 PM 14,573 Views 27 Comments

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
# Bessborough

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

Mar 7th 2017, 12:01 AM 68,543 Views 154 Comments

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
# Tuam
# Tuam

Second excavation gets underway into alleged mass grave at Mother and Baby home

Feb 8th 2017, 2:19 PM 17,009 Views 46 Comments

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
# More Time Needed
# More Time Needed

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

Jul 27th 2016, 8:21 PM 16,060 Views 15 Comments

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

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Adopted people are desperately trying to seek their natural families - before it's too late
# Find My Family
# Find My Family

Adopted people are desperately trying to seek their natural families - before it's too late

Jun 25th 2016, 7:40 AM 14,497 Views 16 Comments

People trying to find their birth relatives before they die have to wait two years to see a social worker.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 25 September, 2015

"Ireland saw her as a fallen woman - but she was my mother"
# Survivors
# Survivors

"Ireland saw her as a fallen woman - but she was my mother"

Sep 25th 2015, 6:01 AM 21,762 Views 10 Comments

Dublin councillor Francis Timmons, who grew up in a mother and baby home in the 1970s, is calling for James Reilly to take a look at redress schemes for survivors.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 27 August, 2015

'I've got family at last': Brothers born in mother and baby homes reunited after nearly 80 years
# Together At Last
# Together At Last

'I've got family at last': Brothers born in mother and baby homes reunited after nearly 80 years

Aug 27th 2015, 7:05 PM 20,522 Views 29 Comments

Their mother ended up in a Magdelene home where she remained until her death at the age of 82.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 31 July, 2015

Should adopted children have the right to contact their natural mother? Not if it endangers vulnerable women
# Opinion
# Opinion

Should adopted children have the right to contact their natural mother? Not if it endangers vulnerable women

Jul 31st 2015, 5:00 PM 6,570 Views 60 Comments

My natural mother wants nothing to do with me and so I leave her in peace, however painful it is to do so.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 29 January, 2015

'Deeply wrong': Labour TD abstains from vote on mother and baby homes inquiry
# Unmarried Mothers
# Unmarried Mothers

'Deeply wrong': Labour TD abstains from vote on mother and baby homes inquiry

Jan 29th 2015, 9:15 AM 14,853 Views 68 Comments

Labour TD Anne Ferris abstained from the vote criticising the lack of objectivity of the investigation.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 9 January, 2015

Mother and baby home survivor: My son is in his 42nd year - I might never get to hug him
# Ireland's Past
# Ireland's Past

Mother and baby home survivor: My son is in his 42nd year - I might never get to hug him

Jan 9th 2015, 10:30 PM 27,244 Views 41 Comments

Survivors of mother and baby homes were given clarity today on the powers that will be given to the commission of inquiry.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 8 January, 2015

The Government is on track to finally investigate mother-and-baby homes
# Ireland's Past
# Ireland's Past

The Government is on track to finally investigate mother-and-baby homes

Jan 8th 2015, 7:09 PM 7,013 Views 3 Comments

Survivors want a fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Fears that survivors will die before mother-and-baby home probe even begins
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Fears that survivors will die before mother-and-baby home probe even begins

Dec 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 3,599 Views 8 Comments

The founder of one survivors’ group said they don’t want any more p

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?

Nov 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 4,997 Views 14 Comments

James Reilly isn’t so sure.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 13 November, 2014

"It's so important to get this inquiry right"
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

"It's so important to get this inquiry right"

Nov 13th 2014, 2:15 PM 6,267 Views 24 Comments

Minister James Reilly hopes to bring the terms of reference to Cabinet in the near future.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Just one priest agreed to be interviewed for documentary on mother-and-baby homes
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Just one priest agreed to be interviewed for documentary on mother-and-baby homes

Oct 19th 2014, 9:00 AM 9,533 Views 15 Comments

Director Saskia Weber said she is hopeful more religious figures will come forward.

# mother-and-baby-homes - 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 22,527 Views 47 Comments

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

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Opinion: No person or institution can be left behind in the mother-and-baby home inquiry
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Opinion: No person or institution can be left behind in the mother-and-baby home inquiry

Jul 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 51 Views 17 Comments

There are serious concerns about the forthcoming mother-and-baby home inquiry; there is no international judge and a glaring lack of public debate.

'I never fought with her over toys': Here is Anne Ferris's moving Dáil speech about her sister
# SPeaking From The Heart
# SPeaking From The Heart

'I never fought with her over toys': Here is Anne Ferris's moving Dáil speech about her sister

Jul 17th 2014, 6:08 PM 35,377 Views 16 Comments

She was speaking during a Dáil debate on mother and baby homes.

It's politicians' last day in Leinster House before the summer holidays, here's what they're up to
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

It's politicians' last day in Leinster House before the summer holidays, here's what they're up to

Jul 17th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,029 Views 31 Comments

They’ll be off on holidays – sorry, doing constituency work – until September.

# mother-and-baby-homes - 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 15,552 Views 55 Comments

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