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# mother-and-baby homes

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'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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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An unpublished report has found that mixed-race children were routinely withheld for adoption and some children’s skin colour was listed as a “defect”.
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.
Package of health support for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes announced
The report was submitted and discussed in Cabinet yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'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: 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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Adopted people are desperately trying to seek their natural families - before it's too late
People trying to find their birth relatives before they die have to wait two years to see a social worker.
"Ireland saw her as a fallen woman - but she was my mother"
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.
'I've got family at last': Brothers born in mother and baby homes reunited after nearly 80 years
Their mother ended up in a Magdelene home where she remained until her death at the age of 82.
Should adopted children have the right to contact their natural mother? Not if it endangers vulnerable women
My natural mother wants nothing to do with me and so I leave her in peace, however painful it is to do so.
'Deeply wrong': Labour TD abstains from vote on mother and baby homes inquiry
Labour TD Anne Ferris abstained from the vote criticising the lack of objectivity of the investigation.
Mother and baby home survivor: My son is in his 42nd year - I might never get to hug him
Survivors of mother and baby homes were given clarity today on the powers that will be given to the commission of inquiry.
The Government is on track to finally investigate mother-and-baby homes
Survivors want a fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them.