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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# tuam babies

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Opinion: After two decades as a journalist, no project I’ve handled has been quite as harrowing
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.
# state files
Here's a list of maternity homes in Ireland in 1947
Under the Maternity Homes Act 1934 every local authority in Ireland had to register the maternity homes in the county with the Department of Health.
# terms of reference
Here's how to make a submission to the mother and baby homes inquiry
Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan has encouraged those who wish to make a submission to “act without delay”.
# Averil Power
State 'robbing adoptees of their identities' by denying access to birth certs
Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power, who was adopted from a mother-and-baby home, has called for access rights to be given,
# Bethany Home
"Cold, uncaring, uncivilised": The mother-and-child home where 222 babies died
The Bethany Home is to be investigated by the Government’s Commission for Investigation into mother-and-baby homes.
# tuam babies
County homes ruled out of inquiry to prevent a "bottomless quagmire"
The Minister for Children said the investigation into mother-and-baby homes must have a time-limit and be cost-effective.
# In Memory
Hundreds attend vigil in remembrance of those who died in mother and baby homes
Crowds marched from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to the gates of the Dáil last night.
# who said what
We'll have to "wait and see" who leaked GSOC 'bugging' information - Fitzgerald
The justice minister said that at least seven people had access to the information that was leaked to the media.
# Oireachtas agenda
Does Ireland's corporate tax rate need to be changed?
TDs will debate the controversial issue in the Dáil today.
# Inquiry
Bethany Home, where 222 children died, to be included in mother and baby home investigation
The Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan said today that he was conscious of the grievances felt by those connected to the Bethany Home, a protestant-run home on Dublin’s Orwell Road.
# statutory investigation
"Huge traffic" between Magdalene laundries and mother-and-baby homes
Justice for Magadalenes Research said today that the laundries should be included in the government’s statutory investigation.
# Mother and Baby
Taoiseach: If we don't do this properly, Ireland's soul will lie "in an unmarked grave"
Enda Kenny said the Government would consult with all opposition parties, other relevant groups and historians as it began its investigation into mother-and-baby homes.
# tuam babies
"For anybody to feign shock at this information I think is to be disingenuous" --- Mary Lou
Sinn Féin are tabling a motion calling for a full judge-led inquiry into mother-and-baby homes. Fianna Fáil are expected to back it.
# tuam babies
Explainer: What is happening with the possible mass grave of children in Tuam?
We look at how the story has unfolded, and the many, many questions that still remain.
# tuam babies
Taoiseach: 'I think there is much more to this than one mother and baby home'
Cabinet will discuss how best to examine the Tuam mass grave scandal at its meeting this morning.
Opinion: Horror doesn't belong to the past, Ireland's most vulnerable are still marginalised and neglected
These are the unpalatable facts: we are living at a time of growing homelessness and food poverty, and we allow vulnerable children to socially excluded, neglected and ignored.
Aaron McKenna: The nation, not just the Church, bears responsibility for horrors of the past
For Irish people who lived through these times to claim no knowledge of what went on in places like Tuam is disingenuous – and smacks of “I was only following orders”.
# 800 babies
Frances Fitzgerald confirms she has ordered a garda report into the Tuam babies revelations
It comes amid ongoing controversy about the mass grave at the site of a former Bon Secours mother and baby home.
# 800 babies
Taoiseach says he wants to know the full extent of the mass grave in Tuam and if there are other sites
The Children’s Minister said “these revelations are a reminder of our darker past where children were far from cherished”.
# 800 babies
TD calls for Tuam mass grave to be declared a crime scene
Catherine Murphy was among those to call for a full public inquiry into the situation.
# tip of the iceberg
Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of 'dozens'
Sinn Féin’s deputy leader has called for a public inquiry to look into all mother and baby homes nationwide.
# 800 babies
The world is talking about Tuam's 800 dead babies
Even if the Government hasn’t yet.