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#mother-and-baby homes

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 13 July, 2018

Women never released into society and strategic deceit of illegal adoptions: 'We can't forget'

A collaborative forum for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes has been announced.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 29 June, 2018

Names of 239 children who died in Protestant institutions added to memorial headstones

Names of 239 children who died in Protestant institutions added to memorial headstones

The name of a mother who died in childbirth was also added to one of the monuments.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 16 December, 2017

'Now, I can tell my stories. I've been silenced my whole life': Tuam survivors network launches

Survivor Peter Mulryan was born in the Tuam mother and baby home in Galway and lived in the institute for four and half years.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

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-homes - Thursday 26 October, 2017

'Fearless' Catherine Corless wins human rights award

Her research led to the discovery of human remains at the site of a former mother and baby home in Tuam.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'I'm anxious that every bit of evidence gets out there, just in case it's a carbon copy of Tuam'

Catherine Corless is calling for a full investigation into a former Sisters of Mercy orphanage in Galway.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'I had no idea that I could've gotten these injections': Home survivor told he was put on vaccine trial

Councillor Francis Timmons says that survivors deserve answers on vaccines trials at mother and baby homes.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Adoption in Ireland: 'We're still going through it, we're still carrying the shame'

Playwright Noelle Brown, who was born in a mother and baby home, has written a play about her search for her birth mother.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'You weren't allowed touch your own baby - your own flesh and blood'

Survivors of the Magdalene Laundries gathered outside the Dáil yesterday calling for a truth commission into ALL homes around the country.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'I'm a former child resident of a mother and baby home. We want truth and justice'

“Institutional Ireland” is still failing survivors of residential institutions, writes Conrad Bryan.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 10 March, 2017

Med schools 'conscious of distress' experienced by families of infants whose remains were sent to universities

Some 474 unclaimed infant remains were transferred from mother and baby homes to universities from 1940 to 1965.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

'I gave birth to my child on a metal table at 18, alone in a room in a convent' Bessborough This post contains videos

'I gave birth to my child on a metal table at 18, alone in a room in a convent'

Deirdre Wadding says her time in the Cork mother and baby home in 1981 has haunted her ever since.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Second excavation gets underway into alleged mass grave at Mother and Baby home

It is alleged that 800 babies are buried at the site of the Mother and Baby Home in Galway.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Over 400 potential witnesses come forward after mother and baby homes appeal

The commission has been granted an extension to the time frame for the publication of two of the three reports it is preparing.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Adopted people are desperately trying to seek their natural families - before it's too late

People trying to find their birth relatives before they die have to wait two years to see a social worker.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 25 September, 2015

"Ireland saw her as a fallen woman - but she was my mother"

Dublin councillor Francis Timmons, who grew up in a mother and baby home in the 1970s, is calling for James Reilly to take a look at redress schemes for survivors.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 27 August, 2015

'I've got family at last': Brothers born in mother and baby homes reunited after nearly 80 years

Their mother ended up in a Magdelene home where she remained until her death at the age of 82.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 31 July, 2015

Should adopted children have the right to contact their natural mother? Not if it endangers vulnerable women

My natural mother wants nothing to do with me and so I leave her in peace, however painful it is to do so.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 29 January, 2015

‘Deeply wrong’: Labour TD abstains from vote on mother and baby homes inquiry

Labour TD Anne Ferris abstained from the vote criticising the lack of objectivity of the investigation.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 9 January, 2015

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.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 8 January, 2015

The Government is on track to finally investigate mother-and-baby homes

Survivors want a fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Fears that survivors will die before mother-and-baby home probe even begins

The founder of one survivors’ group said they don’t want any more p

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?

James Reilly isn’t so sure.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 13 November, 2014

"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.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 19 October, 2014

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.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish 'illegitimate children'

Martin Sixsmith travels to Ireland and America to reveal the moving stories of parents and children.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Opinion: No person or institution can be left behind in the mother-and-baby home inquiry

There are serious concerns about the forthcoming mother-and-baby home inquiry; there is no international judge and a glaring lack of public debate.

‘I never fought with her over toys’: Here is Anne Ferris’s moving Dáil speech about her sister

She was speaking during a Dáil debate on mother and baby homes.

It's politicians' last day in Leinster House before the summer holidays, here's what they're up to

They’ll be off on holidays – sorry, doing constituency work – until September.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Here's the latest information about the Tuam mother-and-baby home

The question of a suitable memorial is now being looked at by the Tuam Home Graveyard Committee.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry

The Commission have been asked to include a wide range of institutions within their scope of their inquiry.

Today we'll know who will chair the mother-and-baby home inquiry

We won’t know the terms of reference, however, or who else will be on the commission of investigation.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

We'll find out more about the mother-and-baby homes inquiry tomorrow

The government will confirm the identity of the person that will chair the Commission of Inquiry tomorrow.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 14 July, 2014

Austerity has 'weakened' the human rights of Ireland's most vulnerable

The State is appearing before a United Nations committee to hear concerns over human rights in Ireland.

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.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Mother-and-baby home survivors concerned over ministerial switch-around

James Reilly has taken over at the Department of Children — just days before the establishment of the large-scale inquiry into mother-and-baby homes.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn’t fund an inquiry into religious-run homes

I shudder to imagine what those mothers and their beautiful babies went through. But we need to ask the difficult question: is this the correct use of funds that children living today so badly need?

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

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.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 30 June, 2014

Inquiry should 'examine all issues faced by children born out of wedlock'

The deadline for submissions on the terms of reference for the mother-and-baby inquiry passed today, with one group calling for all survivor groups to be consulted .

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