DESPITE THE GOVERNMENT not yet making an official statement on the alleged mass child grave in Tuam, the story has already been reported worldwide.
Outlets across the United States were among the first cover the story outside of Ireland. Within the last 24 hours Al Jazeera, BBC, CBS and outlets in Australia have all reported the horrific revelations that up to 796 infants may have been buried in an unmarked grave that was later used as a septic tank.
Source: Washington Post
Several New York based outlets picked up the the case after US Irish community website Irish Central spoke to local historian, Catherine Corless.
Source: NY Daily News and Irish Central
Source: Washington Post/Twitter
The story was last night the most read story on the Washington Post’s website. A Twitter search for ‘Irish babies’ also demonstrates how the story has been read by people in a range of countries and languages including French, Greek and Italian.
Buzzfeed also posted an article about the former children’s home in Galway which has been viewed over 600,000 times since it was published 16 hours ago according the the websites tracking stats.
Many of the worldwide reportage of the story, including the above post by CBS News in the US and MamaMia in Australia has been using the Twitter account of Liam Hogan (@Limerick1914) to provide a degree of connection for their audience to the ongoing research.