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Excavation of Tuam mother and baby home site will take 'many years', says forensic expert
René Gapert is a leading forensic anthropologist and is an expert in identifying human remains.
Voices
'Those who were denied a voice for too long will continue to fight for justice for the lost children of Tuam'
Family members of the 796 babies who died and survivors of the home held a peaceful protest last month.
# forensics
Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019
The government must first pass legislation allowing it to carry out excavations.
# tuam babies
'Exceptionally important decision': Full forensic excavation of Tuam mother and baby home to take place
The Government has been offered €2.5 million by the Bon Secours Sisters, who ran the home, towards the excavation.
# tuam babies
Zappone confirms she told pope about children's bodies in sewage system of Tuam home
After meeting Minister Zappone the Pope referenced the encounter in a speech.
# In Memory
Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church
Erin Darcy says the names of the children should be listed at the grave site.
# need more time
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.
# mother and baby home
The 'mixing of remains' will make it very difficult to identify babies at Tuam site
“There are currently no known comparative sites, nationally or internationally,” said the Department of Children in a statement.
# Mass Graves
'Today is about Tuam': Catherine Corless commends Zappone for appointing experts to investigate burial site
We need a “comprehensive understanding into the truth of what happened in our country,” Zappone said.
# catherine corless
'Something urgent has to be done with the Tuam site - it can't just be left as it is'
Decisions are to be made over what is to happen with the exhumation of remains from the Tuam site, those affected say.
# shameful decision
'Immoral and repulsive': Fury at Zappone's refusal for redress for mother and baby home survivors
The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors called it a “shameful decision”.
# money due
Pressure mounts on Church to 'pay up' on sexual abuse redress as Taoiseach says 'get on with it'
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Church needs to reflect on the commitment it made in 2002.
# tuam babies
'I wasn't shocked, I knew they were there': Catherine Corless receives standing ovation on Late Late
Corless and some former residents of the home spoke to Ryan Tubridy this evening.
# tuam babies
Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD
“Age should not diminish responsibility,” said the Independent Alliance TD.
# mother and baby home
Catherine Corless says more human remains are likely to be buried under Tuam playground
Galway County Council has said no remains were found when the housing estate and playground were being built.
# tuam babies
Watch: 'We took their babies and gifted them, sold them, trafficked them and starved them'
Minister Zappone has agreed to a small scoping exercise to assess if the mother and baby home investigation can be expanded.
# Women's Rights
UN committee warns scope of mother and baby homes inquiry is too narrow
A UN Committee added that the Eighth Amendment “unduly restricts access to abortion”.
# tuam babies
Enda Kenny says babies at Tuam home were treated like 'some kind of sub-species'
The Taoiseach said it was up to the coroner and everyone else involved to decide on the next steps.
# tuam babies
Catholic bishop: 'We hang our heads in shame' over Tuam mass grave
Bishop Brendan Leahy was challenged by a woman at today’s Citizens’ Assembly.
# tuam babies
'You were just a bastard in their eyes. But they can't hide from the truth now'
PJ Haverty’s mother spent five years hammering on the door of the Tuam home trying to get the nuns to return her son – instead they gave him away.
# state files
Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women 'every chance of keeping their secret'
A report into ‘destitute Irish girls’ investigated the problem of unmarried pregnant women travelling to England.
# tuam babies
'I was so badly whipped I had to be taken to hospital' - Mother and baby home survivor
Adaser said that a “shiver went up her back” when she read of the Tuam home news.
# RIP
These were the 796 children who died at Tuam Mother and Baby Home
Historian Catherine Corless has shared her painstaking records of every single child whose death was registered to the home.
# peace at last
No mourning at final resting place of Tuam babies - only an eerie silence
TheJournal.ie finds a town reeling from confirmation of the truth hidden for generations in a muddy plot.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Mother and Baby Homes Commission finds children’s remains at Tuam site – it’s the Fix.
# tuam babies
She was right: How Catherine Corless uncovered what happened in Tuam
“So many things get covered up these days, I am just so thankful that this has come out”.
# Liveline
'It wasn't a home, it was a prison': Former residents from Tuam mother and baby home react
Catherine Corless said that she has the names of 798 children who could be among the remains at the home.
# bon secours sisters
Nuns who ran Tuam home have 'no comment' to make on today's revelations
They did say that they are fully committed to the Commission of Investigation ‘seeking the truth’ about what happened.
# Investigation
Tuam babies: Next steps in finding the truth behind their deaths
A significant amount of human remains were found in sewage chambers at a site first located by researcher Catherine Corless.
# Mass Grave
Remains of young children and babies found in sewage chambers at Tuam mother and baby home
In a statement, the Commission said it is “shocked by the discovery” and its investigation is continuing.
# Media Frenzy
'These children need to be remembered': It's almost a year since the Tuam Babies controversy
Historian Catherine Corless and some mother and baby home survivors have been looking back at the time the story broke last year.
# Ireland's Past
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.
# tuam babies
Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?
James Reilly isn’t so sure.
# tuam babies
"It's so important to get this inquiry right"
Minister James Reilly hopes to bring the terms of reference to Cabinet in the near future.
# tuam babies
Second burial ground found at Tuam mother and baby home
It is not believed. however, that the plot holds any more bodies than previously disclosed.
# tuam babies
Just one priest agreed to be interviewed for documentary on mother-and-baby homes
Director Saskia Weber said she is hopeful more religious figures will come forward.
# tuam babies
Row brews over Terry Prone Tuam babies email
“If you come here, you’ll find no mass grave, no evidence that children were ever so buried”
# mother and baby home
Almost 500 unclaimed infant bodies were sent to anatomy departments from 1940-65
The handing over of infant remains was legal under the Anatomy Act 1832 so as to provide “legal cadavers” for medical research.
# state files
This 1940s letter describes the 'decent class' of unmarried mothers who were 'first offenders'
The letter details how one hospital was struggling to find foster mothers for children.
# state obligation
Victims of mother-and-baby homes should give evidence in public if they want to - Human rights group
The IHREC wants strong powers for the commission of investigation.