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Mother and baby home survivors told they can request full paper copy of commission report if they want to read it
The department said no physical copies of the report were made available ahead of its online release.
The 'redoubtable' public servant who first raised concerns about the mother and baby homes
Alice Litster was praised for her work that shined “a light on the failings of these institutions”.
'The shame was not theirs – it was ours': Full text of Taoiseach's apology to mother and baby home survivors
It comes following a five-year investigation by the Mother and Baby Homes Commission.
'I apologise for the profound generational wrong': Taoiseach gives landmark apology to survivors of mother and baby homes
About 9,000 children died in the 18 homes under investigation.
The full report from the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation was released yesterday.
The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Children's Minister issued statements.
"The State failed you, the mothers and children in these homes," Micheál Martin said.
Mother and baby home report and government's response is a 'whitewash', says Boyd Barrett
The Taoiseach said he is concerned his statement yesterday is being presented in a certain light.
'We did not live up to our Christianity': Bon Secours apologises for Tuam mother and baby home
Historian Catherine Corless said she is grateful for the “honest” statement.
'Callousness and cruelty': International headlines about mother and baby home report
Here is a look at some of the coverage abroad about the report.
'Nice-looking girl but her father is Jamaican': Attitude to race impacted on adoption from homes
The Commission’s report also found that physical and intellectual disabilities impacted on outcomes for children.
How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls
‘My mother had been conditioned to feel grateful for the sanctuary of the home as she had committed a terrible sin in having sex outside of marriage and they would take care of her bastard child, me.’
'I unreservedly apologise': Archbishop Martin accepts Church's part in mother and baby home scandal
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
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
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
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
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
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"'
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
Infant human remains were located during an excavation at Sean Ross mother and baby home, but appear to have been buried in coffins, unlike at Tuam.
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
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
The long-awaited report will be published today – and survivors want “urgent” action on foot of it.
Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again
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
“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
Ahead of the commission’s final report being published tomorrow, we’re taking a look back at its interim reports.
O'Gorman to seek investigation into leaking of Mother and Baby Home report
The Minister said that it was “always his intention” that survivors should hear the conclusions of the Commission’s report first.
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
Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January
Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?
O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes
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.
Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January
The report will be published on the week of 11 January, Minister Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed.
'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?
Survivors want Ireland to face up to its past – but there are different views on the best way to do this.
Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report
Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?
All survivors of institutional abuse to be allowed request access to personal data, Taoiseach confirms
The Taoiseach told the Dáil that applying GDPR will allow it to “affirm the rights of people to access their own personal data”.
Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister
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?
The commission is due to submit its final report today, over five years after it was set up.
Taoiseach says he's determined to have Mother and Baby Homes report published 'as quickly as possible'
Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman is due to receive the report tomorrow.
Mother and baby home campaigners lodge complaint over Senator's 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
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
An adoption rights group said recent debates “have caused huge distress, with severe implications for people’s mental health”.
Mother and Baby Homes activists reject claim of political interference as FF say campaign has been 'hijacked'
Niall Collins says online abuse directed at TDs is ‘orchestrated’.
Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill
President Michael D Higgins yesterday signed the Bill into law.
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.
'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.