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# tuam-babies - Saturday 31 August, 2019

'Those who were denied a voice for too long will continue to fight for justice for the lost children of Tuam'
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

'Those who were denied a voice for too long will continue to fight for justice for the lost children of Tuam'

Aug 31st 2019, 9:30 PM 17,097 Views 33 Comments

Family members of the 796 babies who died and survivors of the home held a peaceful protest last month.

# tuam-babies - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019
# Forensics
# Forensics

Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019

Dec 29th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,564 Views 19 Comments

The government must first pass legislation allowing it to carry out excavations.

# tuam-babies - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'Exceptionally important decision': Full forensic excavation of Tuam mother and baby home to take place
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

'Exceptionally important decision': Full forensic excavation of Tuam mother and baby home to take place

Oct 23rd 2018, 3:36 PM 21,443 Views 94 Comments

The Government has been offered €2.5 million by the Bon Secours Sisters, who ran the home, towards the excavation.

# tuam-babies - Monday 27 August, 2018

Zappone confirms she told pope about children's bodies in sewage system of Tuam home
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Zappone confirms she told pope about children's bodies in sewage system of Tuam home

Aug 27th 2018, 10:19 AM 45,046 Views 66 Comments

After meeting Minister Zappone the Pope referenced the encounter in a speech.

# tuam-babies - Friday 17 August, 2018

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church
# In Memory
# In Memory

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church

Aug 17th 2018, 6:12 PM 51,536 Views 109 Comments

Erin Darcy says the names of the children should be listed at the grave site.

# tuam-babies - 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 7,747 Views 71 Comments

The commission has asked for an year extension to its deadline to publish its full findings.

# tuam-babies - Friday 7 July, 2017

The 'mixing of remains' will make it very difficult to identify babies at Tuam site
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

The 'mixing of remains' will make it very difficult to identify babies at Tuam site

Jul 7th 2017, 8:41 PM 9,914 Views 29 Comments

“There are currently no known comparative sites, nationally or internationally,” said the Department of Children in a statement.

# tuam-babies - Thursday 1 June, 2017

'Today is about Tuam': Catherine Corless commends Zappone for appointing experts to investigate burial site
# Mass Graves
# Mass Graves

'Today is about Tuam': Catherine Corless commends Zappone for appointing experts to investigate burial site

Jun 1st 2017, 5:30 PM 13,988 Views 50 Comments

We need a “comprehensive understanding into the truth of what happened in our country,” Zappone said.

# tuam-babies - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'Something urgent has to be done with the Tuam site - it can't just be left as it is'
# Catherine Corless
# Catherine Corless

'Something urgent has to be done with the Tuam site - it can't just be left as it is'

May 20th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,317 Views 47 Comments

Decisions are to be made over what is to happen with the exhumation of remains from the Tuam site, those affected say.

# tuam-babies - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'Immoral and repulsive': Fury at Zappone's refusal for redress for mother and baby home survivors
# Shameful Decision
# Shameful Decision

'Immoral and repulsive': Fury at Zappone's refusal for redress for mother and baby home survivors

Apr 12th 2017, 2:08 PM 16,325 Views 53 Comments

The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors called it a “shameful decision”.

# tuam-babies - Monday 13 March, 2017

Pressure mounts on Church to 'pay up' on sexual abuse redress as Taoiseach says 'get on with it'
# Money Due
# Money Due

Pressure mounts on Church to 'pay up' on sexual abuse redress as Taoiseach says 'get on with it'

Mar 13th 2017, 12:55 PM 13,797 Views 79 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Church needs to reflect on the commitment it made in 2002.

# tuam-babies - Friday 10 March, 2017

'I wasn't shocked, I knew they were there': Catherine Corless receives standing ovation on Late Late
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

'I wasn't shocked, I knew they were there': Catherine Corless receives standing ovation on Late Late

Mar 10th 2017, 10:32 PM 146,571 Views 182 Comments

Corless and some former residents of the home spoke to Ryan Tubridy this evening.

Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD

Mar 10th 2017, 12:40 PM 21,666 Views 149 Comments

“Age should not diminish responsibility,” said the Independent Alliance TD.

# tuam-babies - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Catherine Corless says more human remains are likely to be buried under Tuam playground
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Catherine Corless says more human remains are likely to be buried under Tuam playground

Mar 8th 2017, 11:42 AM 17,539 Views 79 Comments

Galway County Council has said no remains were found when the housing estate and playground were being built.

# tuam-babies - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Watch: 'We took their babies and gifted them, sold them, trafficked them and starved them'
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Watch: 'We took their babies and gifted them, sold them, trafficked them and starved them'

Mar 7th 2017, 7:21 PM 23,655 Views 128 Comments

Minister Zappone has agreed to a small scoping exercise to assess if the mother and baby home investigation can be expanded.

# tuam-babies - Monday 6 March, 2017

UN committee warns scope of mother and baby homes inquiry is too narrow
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

UN committee warns scope of mother and baby homes inquiry is too narrow

Mar 6th 2017, 10:14 PM 12,055 Views 51 Comments

A UN Committee added that the Eighth Amendment “unduly restricts access to abortion”.

Enda Kenny says babies at Tuam home were treated like 'some kind of sub-species'
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Enda Kenny says babies at Tuam home were treated like 'some kind of sub-species'

Mar 6th 2017, 5:03 PM 17,294 Views 121 Comments

The Taoiseach said it was up to the coroner and everyone else involved to decide on the next steps.

# tuam-babies - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Catholic bishop: 'We hang our heads in shame' over Tuam mass grave
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Catholic bishop: 'We hang our heads in shame' over Tuam mass grave

Mar 5th 2017, 5:48 PM 33,963 Views 190 Comments

Bishop Brendan Leahy was challenged by a woman at today’s Citizens’ Assembly.

'You were just a bastard in their eyes. But they can't hide from the truth now'
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

'You were just a bastard in their eyes. But they can't hide from the truth now'

Mar 5th 2017, 8:05 AM 112,005 Views 262 Comments

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.

# tuam-babies - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women 'every chance of keeping their secret'
# State Files
# State Files

Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women 'every chance of keeping their secret'

Mar 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 29,943 Views 33 Comments

A report into ‘destitute Irish girls’ investigated the problem of unmarried pregnant women travelling to England.

'I was so badly whipped I had to be taken to hospital' - Mother and baby home survivor
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

'I was so badly whipped I had to be taken to hospital' - Mother and baby home survivor

Mar 4th 2017, 2:13 PM 57,972 Views 126 Comments

Adaser said that a “shiver went up her back” when she read of the Tuam home news.

These were the 796 children who died at Tuam Mother and Baby Home
# RIP
# RIP

These were the 796 children who died at Tuam Mother and Baby Home

Mar 4th 2017, 11:05 AM 212,822 Views 335 Comments

Historian Catherine Corless has shared her painstaking records of every single child whose death was registered to the home.

No mourning at final resting place of Tuam babies - only an eerie silence
# Peace At Last
# Peace At Last

No mourning at final resting place of Tuam babies - only an eerie silence

Mar 4th 2017, 8:05 AM 30,807 Views 150 Comments

TheJournal.ie finds a town reeling from confirmation of the truth hidden for generations in a muddy plot.

# tuam-babies - Friday 3 March, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Mar 3rd 2017, 9:00 PM 11,626 Views 1 Comment

Mother and Baby Homes Commission finds children’s remains at Tuam site – it’s the Fix.

She was right: How Catherine Corless uncovered what happened in Tuam
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

She was right: How Catherine Corless uncovered what happened in Tuam

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:09 PM 80,223 Views 178 Comments

“So many things get covered up these days, I am just so thankful that this has come out”.

'It wasn't a home, it was a prison': Former residents from Tuam mother and baby home react
# Liveline
# Liveline

'It wasn't a home, it was a prison': Former residents from Tuam mother and baby home react

Mar 3rd 2017, 5:42 PM 23,822 Views 41 Comments

Catherine Corless said that she has the names of 798 children who could be among the remains at the home.

Nuns who ran Tuam home have 'no comment' to make on today's revelations
# Bon Secours Sisters
# Bon Secours Sisters

Nuns who ran Tuam home have 'no comment' to make on today's revelations

Mar 3rd 2017, 2:49 PM 61,289 Views 137 Comments

They did say that they are fully committed to the Commission of Investigation ‘seeking the truth’ about what happened.

Tuam babies: Next steps in finding the truth behind their deaths
# Investigation
# Investigation

Tuam babies: Next steps in finding the truth behind their deaths

Mar 3rd 2017, 1:47 PM 16,344 Views 72 Comments

A significant amount of human remains were found in sewage chambers at a site first located by researcher Catherine Corless.

Remains of young children and babies found in sewage chambers at Tuam mother and baby home
# Mass Grave
# Mass Grave

Remains of young children and babies found in sewage chambers at Tuam mother and baby home

Mar 3rd 2017, 11:26 AM 248,353 Views 450 Comments

In a statement, the Commission said it is “shocked by the discovery” and its investigation is continuing.

# tuam-babies - Monday 13 April, 2015

'These children need to be remembered': It's almost a year since the Tuam Babies controversy
# Media Frenzy
# Media Frenzy

'These children need to be remembered': It's almost a year since the Tuam Babies controversy

Apr 13th 2015, 9:15 PM 19,112 Views 45 Comments

Historian Catherine Corless and some mother and baby home survivors have been looking back at the time the story broke last year.

# tuam-babies - 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 27,197 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.

# tuam-babies - 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 4,985 Views 14 Comments

James Reilly isn’t so sure.

# tuam-babies - 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 6,253 Views 24 Comments

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

# tuam-babies - Monday 10 November, 2014

Second burial ground found at Tuam mother and baby home
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Second burial ground found at Tuam mother and baby home

Nov 10th 2014, 11:17 AM 12,776 Views 56 Comments

It is not believed. however, that the plot holds any more bodies than previously disclosed.

# tuam-babies - 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 9,482 Views 15 Comments

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

# tuam-babies - Monday 13 October, 2014

Row brews over Terry Prone Tuam babies email
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Row brews over Terry Prone Tuam babies email

Oct 13th 2014, 5:28 PM 45,342 Views 72 Comments

“If you come here, you’ll find no mass grave, no evidence that children were ever so buried”

# tuam-babies - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Almost 500 unclaimed infant bodies were sent to anatomy departments from 1940-65
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Almost 500 unclaimed infant bodies were sent to anatomy departments from 1940-65

Jul 16th 2014, 3:37 PM 9,033 Views 19 Comments

The handing over of infant remains was legal under the Anatomy Act 1832 so as to provide “legal cadavers” for medical research.

# tuam-babies - Monday 14 July, 2014

This 1940s letter describes the 'decent class' of unmarried mothers who were 'first offenders'
# State Files
# State Files

This 1940s letter describes the 'decent class' of unmarried mothers who were 'first offenders'

Jul 14th 2014, 7:25 AM 25,308 Views 34 Comments

The letter details how one hospital was struggling to find foster mothers for children.

# tuam-babies - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Victims of mother-and-baby homes should give evidence in public if they want to - Human rights group
# State Obligation
# State Obligation

Victims of mother-and-baby homes should give evidence in public if they want to - Human rights group

Jul 1st 2014, 9:03 AM 3,792 Views 11 Comments

The IHREC wants strong powers for the commission of investigation.

# tuam-babies - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Opinion: After two decades as a journalist, no project I’ve handled has been quite as harrowing
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

Opinion: After two decades as a journalist, no project I’ve handled has been quite as harrowing

Jun 28th 2014, 7:50 PM 367 Views 39 Comments

In the course of compiling a book about the abuse of children in industrial schools, I came face to face with one of the darkest chapters in Ireland’s history.

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