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Redacted Lives: Listen to the third episode of our new documentary series here
# Podcast
# Podcast

Redacted Lives: Listen to the third episode of our new documentary series here

Updated 46 minutes ago 7,824 Views 0 Comments

In 1975, two children looked under a slab of concrete and saw what appeared to be bones. Decades later, their accidental discovery led to a mass grave being uncovered on the grounds of a former mother and baby home.

# tuam - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Recruitment launched for Director who will oversee excavation of Tuam mother and baby home site
# Excavation
# Excavation

Recruitment launched for Director who will oversee excavation of Tuam mother and baby home site

Fri 9:13 AM 8,282 Views 0 Comments

The recovery of remains at the site is expected to begin early next year.

Redacted Lives: How boys robbing apples, and a local historian, uncovered a dark part of Irish history
# Tuam
# Tuam

Redacted Lives: How boys robbing apples, and a local historian, uncovered a dark part of Irish history

Thu 6:00 AM 29,526 Views 0 Comments
  • The third episode of our new documentary series explores Tuam mother and baby home
  • In 1975, two children hiding after being caught robbing apples uncovered what appeared to be piles of tiny bones
  • Decades later, their discovery was researched by a woman named Catherine Corless - who had no idea of the chain of events she would set into motion

# tuam - This year 2022

'These were babies, not numbers': New website documents deaths in mother and baby homes
# Project Infant
# Project Infant

'These were babies, not numbers': New website documents deaths in mother and baby homes

Sep 11th 2022, 7:30 AM 10,994 Views 0 Comments

Project Infant has been created by student Daniel Loftus.

Man arrested after gardaí seize €60,000 worth of cocaine in Tuam
# Operation Tara
# Operation Tara

Man arrested after gardaí seize €60,000 worth of cocaine in Tuam

Sep 10th 2022, 12:43 PM 12,617 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí carried out a search under warrant at a domestic residence in Tuam yesterday.

'This isn't justice': Relatives criticise fact Bessborough site won't be excavated like Tuam
# Mother And Baby Homes
# Mother And Baby Homes

'This isn't justice': Relatives criticise fact Bessborough site won't be excavated like Tuam

Sep 2nd 2022, 3:11 PM 6,689 Views 0 Comments

The burial place of over 850 children who died in Bessborough mother and baby home, or shortly after being transferred to hospital from there, remains unknown.

Campaigner criticises Government’s exhumation plans at Tuam mother and baby site
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Campaigner criticises Government’s exhumation plans at Tuam mother and baby site

Aug 15th 2022, 6:47 PM 13,381 Views 8 Comments

Anna Corrigan said she ‘fears’ that by focusing on the Co Galway site, the Government will ‘ignore’ other mother and baby institutions.

'Two babies from one family, gone': Tusla unable to locate records despite 'extensive' search
# St Gerard's
# St Gerard's

'Two babies from one family, gone': Tusla unable to locate records despite 'extensive' search

Aug 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 27,649 Views 0 Comments
  • Tuam survivor Peter Mulryan says it's "awful" that records for his older sister cannot be found, Órla Ryan reports
  • Peter believes there is a chance Bridget may have been incorrectly listed as dead, before being adopted
  • Records related to St Gerard's were given to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, in 2017
'Where is she?': Survivor of Tuam home discovers he has a second sister with no burial record
# St Gerard's
# St Gerard's

'Where is she?': Survivor of Tuam home discovers he has a second sister with no burial record

Jul 28th 2022, 4:08 PM 20,911 Views 0 Comments

Peter Mulryan is going public with his search for information about a second sister, Bridget, who passed through St Gerard’s in Dublin.

Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site
# Redress
# Redress

Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 5:41 PM 11,043 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman proposed the office be set up following the signing into law of the Institutional Burials Act.

Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated after President signs Burials Bill into law
# Catherine Corless
# Catherine Corless

Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated after President signs Burials Bill into law

Jul 13th 2022, 12:04 PM 7,320 Views 6 Comments

The legislation will also allow for the excavation and reburial of remains at the sites of other former institutions.

Long-awaited bill passed to allow excavation of remains found in Tuam
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

Long-awaited bill passed to allow excavation of remains found in Tuam

Jul 7th 2022, 12:11 PM 10,011 Views 13 Comments

The legislation allows the children’s remains found at the site to be excavated, recovered, and finally given a formal burial.

Gardaí appealing for witnesses following collision in Tuam yesterday
# Garda Appeal
# Garda Appeal

Gardaí appealing for witnesses following collision in Tuam yesterday

May 24th 2022, 2:23 PM 12,521 Views 1 Comment

A male in his late teens was taken to University Hospital Galway to be treated for his injuries

Burials Bill: New law will allow for Tuam mother and baby home and other sites to be excavated
# Coroner
# Coroner

Burials Bill: New law will allow for Tuam mother and baby home and other sites to be excavated

Updated Feb 22nd 2022, 4:25 PM 14,955 Views 23 Comments
  • The legislation will allow the excavation, recovery and analysis of remains at the site of the former mother and baby institutions
  • The restriction on the jurisdiction of the coroner has been removed entirely from the Bill
  • Catherine Corless said today is "a good day", Órla Ryan reports
Burials Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Burials Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated

Feb 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 9,244 Views 19 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman will bring the draft legislation to Cabinet this morning.

Long-awaited Burials Bill to be published next week
# Tuam
# Tuam

Long-awaited Burials Bill to be published next week

Feb 18th 2022, 2:58 PM 12,656 Views 7 Comments

If the legislation passes in the coming months, the site of the former mother and baby institution in Tuam may finally be excavated.

# tuam - Last year 2021

Tuam site may finally be excavated in 2022 - five years after 'significant' human remains found
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

Tuam site may finally be excavated in 2022 - five years after 'significant' human remains found

Dec 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 11,910 Views 0 Comments
  • The site of the former mother and baby home may be excavated five years after a "significant" quantity of human remains were found
  • Survivors, relatives and archaeologists have called for the Tuam site to be excavated urgently, Órla Ryan reports
  • The long-awaited Burials Bill and the Birth Information and Tracing Bill are expected to be published in the next two months
Gardaí charge eight people in connection to 'violent disorder' at a funeral
# Galway
# Galway

Gardaí charge eight people in connection to 'violent disorder' at a funeral

Updated Nov 29th 2021, 4:42 PM 45,103 Views 0 Comments

The arrests relate to an outbreak of violence at a funeral in Tuam, Co Galway in September.

UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes
# Tuam
# Tuam

UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes

Nov 10th 2021, 5:19 PM 15,647 Views 11 Comments

The proposed legislation raises “serious concerns in relation to the State’s compliance with its international legal obligations”, the groups note.

'Four years on and still no action': Call for Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated
# The Missing Children
# The Missing Children

'Four years on and still no action': Call for Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated

Nov 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,992 Views 20 Comments
  • Survivors, relatives and archaeologists are calling for the site to be excavated urgently, Órla Ryan reports
  • They want DNA testing carried out to identify the remains of the children buried in Tuam
  • A new documentary explores the search for the truth about what happened to those who disappeared
One arrested and seven injured after violent altercation at Galway graveyard
# Tuam
# Tuam

One arrested and seven injured after violent altercation at Galway graveyard

Sep 22nd 2021, 10:51 PM 53,098 Views 0 Comments

Around 30 gardaí responded to the scene in Tuam.

Man (40s) rushed to Beaumont hospital after assault in Tuam
# Galway
# Galway

Man (40s) rushed to Beaumont hospital after assault in Tuam

Jul 11th 2021, 6:18 PM 32,363 Views 9 Comments

The man was seriously injured during the incident.

'Yet another blow to survivors': Women get few answers as Commissioner defends report
# Mary Daly
# Mary Daly

'Yet another blow to survivors': Women get few answers as Commissioner defends report

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:51 PM 45,567 Views 0 Comments
  • Commissioner defends Mother and Baby Home report in first public comments, saying 'ultra legal' approach was needed
  • 'My view is we've done a job and, basically, let's let others go and take it further,' Professor Mary Daly said
  • The evidence given by hundreds of survivors to the Confidential Committee was essentially discounted, Órla Ryan writes
DNA testing for Mother and Baby Home sites could include 'aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews'
# Identification Of Remains
# Identification Of Remains

DNA testing for Mother and Baby Home sites could include 'aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews'

May 18th 2021, 5:40 PM 8,472 Views 10 Comments

The minister has discussed plans for “very significant DNA-based identification process”.

Army bomb disposal make safe a viable explosive device found in Tuam
# Galway
# Galway

Army bomb disposal make safe a viable explosive device found in Tuam

Updated May 12th 2021, 6:10 PM 32,370 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí received the call shortly after 8am and have evacuated a number of people from their homes.

Bessborough survivor says more women 'will die not knowing if their child is rotting in a septic tank'
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

Bessborough survivor says more women 'will die not knowing if their child is rotting in a septic tank'

Updated Apr 27th 2021, 6:15 PM 15,877 Views 6 Comments

The Children’s Committee today discussed legislation that would allow exhumations and re-interment of remains at the sites of former mother and baby institutions.

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes

Updated Apr 14th 2021, 6:00 PM 18,669 Views 27 Comments
  • Inquests must be carried out into all deaths at mother and baby homes, Oireachtas told
  • One Tuam survivor wants to know if his sister is buried at the site, or still alive
  • Ireland 'must meet its domestic and international human rights obligations'
Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home
# Tuam
# Tuam

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 1:47 PM 10,941 Views 16 Comments

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation released a report on its five-year investigation into the homes earlier this month.

'We did not live up to our Christianity': Bon Secours apologises for Tuam mother and baby home
# Tuam
# Tuam

'We did not live up to our Christianity': Bon Secours apologises for Tuam mother and baby home

Jan 13th 2021, 11:18 AM 28,183 Views 104 Comments

Historian Catherine Corless said she is grateful for the “honest” statement.

Catherine Corless: Government efforts to help mother and baby homes survivors 'half-hearted'
# Tuam
# Tuam

Catherine Corless: Government efforts to help mother and baby homes survivors 'half-hearted'

Jan 13th 2021, 9:41 AM 16,825 Views 37 Comments

The final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was published yesterday.

Premature births and malnutrition: how infant mortality in one home rose to 900% of national rates
# Final Report
# Final Report

Premature births and malnutrition: how infant mortality in one home rose to 900% of national rates

Jan 12th 2021, 6:36 PM 14,941 Views 18 Comments

The findings were revealed in the final report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission today.

5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes
# Final Report
# Final Report

5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes

Jan 12th 2021, 3:00 PM 45,140 Views 100 Comments
  • 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.
'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report
# Mary Harney
# Mary Harney

'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report

Jan 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,324 Views 48 Comments

The long-awaited report will be published today – and survivors want “urgent” action on foot of it.

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission

Jan 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,352 Views 29 Comments

Ahead of the commission’s final report being published tomorrow, we’re taking a look back at its interim reports.

# tuam - All time

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 11:52 AM 9,985 Views 14 Comments

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?
# National Archive
# National Archive

'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?

Nov 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,994 Views 20 Comments

Survivors want Ireland to face up to its past – but there are different views on the best way to do this.

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century
# Cabinet Meeting
# Cabinet Meeting

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 8:11 PM 25,562 Views 29 Comments

The government released a statement about the Mother and Baby Homes this evening.

Mayo fire 3-23 as they hammer Galway in football league clash in Tuam
# Green And Red
From The42
# Green And Red

Mayo fire 3-23 as they hammer Galway in football league clash in Tuam

Oct 18th 2020, 3:52 PM 39,098 Views 32 Comments

Mayo hit 2-17 in a remarkable first-half display in the Division 1 tie.

Cabinet approves legislation to excavate site of Tuam mother and baby home
# Tuam
# Tuam

Cabinet approves legislation to excavate site of Tuam mother and baby home

Dec 10th 2019, 12:58 PM 11,365 Views 16 Comments

Between 1925 and 1960, 796 children died at the Tuam mother and baby home.

CAB seize financial documents in Galway search
# Tuam
# Tuam

CAB seize financial documents in Galway search

Nov 5th 2019, 11:21 AM 24,046 Views 13 Comments

The search was carried out this morning in Tuam.

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