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#Mother and Baby

# mother-and-baby - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin

He also described what happened to mother and baby home survivors as” unchristian cruelty”.

# mother-and-baby - Saturday 4 March, 2017

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

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

# mother-and-baby - Friday 3 March, 2017

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

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

# mother-and-baby - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

'He hung on to see his mummy' - Mum calls for anomaly scans after losing her newborn baby

Diane Magee gave birth to baby Christopher fifteen months ago but her child died soon afterwards.

# mother-and-baby - Monday 23 March, 2015

# mother-and-baby - 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 - Friday 12 December, 2014

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them

It is anticipated the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry will be discussed by Cabinet next week.

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

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

James Reilly isn’t so sure.

# mother-and-baby - 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 - Friday 7 November, 2014

Supreme Court says only the birth mother – not genetic mother – can appear on birth cert

The State mother has insisted that only the birth mother can be on the birth cert.

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

Exclusion of institutions from inquiry concerning to mother-and-baby groups

Groups representing mothers and their children question why some institutions may not be included.

Judge Yvonne Murphy appointed chair of mother-and-baby home inquiry

Minister James Reilly also published a report examining what the government knew about the homes.

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

Death rate of babies at Tuam mother and baby home was double the rate of other homes

The returns from local authorities, disqualifying Dublin, shows that 17% of babies under the age of one died in registered maternity homes that year.

# mother-and-baby - 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 - Friday 11 July, 2014

A Bessborough Tale: ‘Some nights all you could hear was sobbing’

To this day I have never experienced the grief and despair I felt leaving my baby son. I thought I would physically break in half.

# mother-and-baby - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Who will chair the mother-and-baby inquiry? The Minister’s been given a list of candidates

The Commission of Investigation into the State’s network of mother-and-baby homes is expected to be set up before the Oireachtas summer recess.

International judge should chair mother-and-baby investigation, survivors say

Groups representing survivors of the institutions are meeting with Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan today.

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

Handover of 25,000 mother-and-baby files indicates “scale and breadth” of investigation

Some 25,000 files have been handed over by the Sacred Heart Adoption Society to the Cork offices of Government agency ‘TUSLA’.

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

Want a say on the mother-and-baby inquiry? Midday today is the deadline…

Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan is hoping to have the terms for the wide-ranging Commission of Investigation set up before the Dáil summer recess…

# mother-and-baby - Sunday 29 June, 2014

'There's a nurse leaving the room with my baby... I said to my sister “where’s she gone?”....'

After her first harrowing ordeal, Kathy McMahon was determined to keep her child the SECOND TIME she was sent to a mother-and-baby home…

# mother-and-baby - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Have you ever kept a pregnancy hidden? You’re not alone

And TCD’s School of Nursing and Midwifery wants to hear from women who have.

# mother-and-baby - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Boyd Barrett: ‘I was born in a mother-and-baby scheme. I’m one of the lucky ones’

Sinn Féin wants the Commission of Investigation to be in place before the summer recess.

“We’re the ones who lived this our whole lives”: Mother-and-baby home residents have some advice for the Government

Groups representing children born in the homes and women who gave birth in the institutions have been setting out their priorities for the investigation.

# mother-and-baby - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about bugging at GSOC offices, mother and baby homes and cigarette packaging.

Bishops: We are reminded of a time when unmarried mothers were rejected by Church

They encouraged all those who ran these homes to gather and offer up any documents that might be of assistance.

‘Time to shed light on another dark period’: Broad welcome for mother-and-baby investigation

Campaign groups have broadly welcomed this afternoon’s developments. There was also an observation that the matter “could have been dealt with decades ago”.

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.

Commission of Investigation to examine mother and baby homes

Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan said that “we need to establish the truth of this matter”.

# mother-and-baby - Friday 6 June, 2014

Amnesty International: Tuam investigation must be independent, effective and transparent

A Government task force has been set up to examine the Tuam revelations, and is due to report back by the end of this month.

# mother-and-baby - Thursday 5 June, 2014

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”.

# mother-and-baby - Friday 30 May, 2014

# mother-and-baby - Friday 23 May, 2014

For pregnant women there are 85 different types of headache

Most are benign according to a new study but women should be aware of more serious types.

# mother-and-baby - Friday 16 May, 2014

A tiny baby weighing less than a pound was born this week

Decklan Maize was born four months premature to a Californian couple.

# mother-and-baby - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Stark differences between childbirth procedures in public and private hospitals

Women in private hospitals are far more likely to choose to have a caesarean delivery.

# mother-and-baby - Friday 24 January, 2014

Holles Street says they are ready for babies that were due at Mount Carmel

The National Maternity Hospital say they may request additional staff if required.

# mother-and-baby - Friday 15 November, 2013

Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women

Minister of State Alex White told the Dáil yesterday that it is estimated that between 18 per cent and 21 per cent of Irish women smoke during pregnancy.

# mother-and-baby - Friday 24 December, 2010

Early Christmas present: woman gives birth in Dundrum Town Centre

When your time comes, your time comes. A woman was out doing some Christmas shopping when she had a shock visitor.