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# tuam-babies - Friday 7 July, 2017

The 'mixing of remains' will make it very difficult to identify babies at Tuam site

“There are currently no known comparative sites, nationally or internationally,” said the Department of Children in a statement.

# tuam-babies - Thursday 1 June, 2017

'Today is about Tuam': Catherine Corless commends Zappone for appointing experts to investigate burial site

We need a “comprehensive understanding into the truth of what happened in our country,” Zappone said.

# tuam-babies - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'Something urgent has to be done with the Tuam site - it can't just be left as it is'

Decisions are to be made over what is to happen with the exhumation of remains from the Tuam site, those affected say.

# tuam-babies - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'Immoral and repulsive': Fury at Zappone's refusal for redress for mother and baby home survivors

The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors called it a “shameful decision”.

# tuam-babies - Monday 13 March, 2017

Pressure mounts on Church to 'pay up' on sexual abuse redress as Taoiseach says 'get on with it'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Church needs to reflect on the commitment it made in 2002.

# tuam-babies - Friday 10 March, 2017

'I wasn't shocked, I knew they were there': Catherine Corless receives standing ovation on Late Late

Corless and some former residents of the home spoke to Ryan Tubridy this evening.

Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD

“Age should not diminish responsibility,” said the Independent Alliance TD.

# tuam-babies - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Catherine Corless says more human remains are likely to be buried under Tuam playground

Galway County Council has said no remains were found when the housing estate and playground were being built.

# tuam-babies - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Watch: 'We took their babies and gifted them, sold them, trafficked them and starved them' Tuam Babies This post contains videos

Watch: 'We took their babies and gifted them, sold them, trafficked them and starved them'

Minister Zappone has agreed to a small scoping exercise to assess if the mother and baby home investigation can be expanded.

# tuam-babies - Monday 6 March, 2017

UN committee warns scope of mother and baby homes inquiry is too narrow

A UN Committee added that the Eighth Amendment “unduly restricts access to abortion”.

Enda Kenny says babies at Tuam home were treated like 'some kind of sub-species'

The Taoiseach said it was up to the coroner and everyone else involved to decide on the next steps.

# tuam-babies - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Catholic bishop: 'We hang our heads in shame' over Tuam mass grave

Bishop Brendan Leahy was challenged by a woman at today’s Citizens’ Assembly.

'You were just a bastard in their eyes. But they can't hide from the truth now'

PJ Haverty’s mother spent five years hammering on the door of the Tuam home trying to get the nuns to return her son – instead they gave him away.

# tuam-babies - 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.

'I was so badly whipped I had to be taken to hospital' - Mother and baby home survivor

Adaser said that a “shiver went up her back” when she read of the Tuam home news.

These were the 796 children who died at Tuam Mother and Baby Home RIP

These were the 796 children who died at Tuam Mother and Baby Home

Historian Catherine Corless has shared her painstaking records of every single child whose death was registered to the home.

No mourning at final resting place of Tuam babies - only an eerie silence

TheJournal.ie finds a town reeling from confirmation of the truth hidden for generations in a muddy plot.

# tuam-babies - Friday 3 March, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Mother and Baby Homes Commission finds children’s remains at Tuam site – it’s the Fix.

She was right: How Catherine Corless uncovered what happened in Tuam

“So many things get covered up these days, I am just so thankful that this has come out”.

'It wasn't a home, it was a prison': Former residents from Tuam mother and baby home react

Catherine Corless said that she has the names of 798 children who could be among the remains at the home.

Nuns who ran Tuam home have 'no comment' to make on today's revelations

They did say that they are fully committed to the Commission of Investigation ‘seeking the truth’ about what happened.

Tuam babies: Next steps in finding the truth behind their deaths

A significant amount of human remains were found in sewage chambers at a site first located by researcher Catherine Corless.

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.

# tuam-babies - Monday 13 April, 2015

‘These children need to be remembered’: It’s almost a year since the Tuam Babies controversy

Historian Catherine Corless and some mother and baby home survivors have been looking back at the time the story broke last year.

# tuam-babies - 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.

# tuam-babies - Saturday 15 November, 2014

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

James Reilly isn’t so sure.

# tuam-babies - 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.

# tuam-babies - Monday 10 November, 2014

Second burial ground found at Tuam mother and baby home

It is not believed. however, that the plot holds any more bodies than previously disclosed.

# tuam-babies - 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.

# tuam-babies - Monday 13 October, 2014

Row brews over Terry Prone Tuam babies email

“If you come here, you’ll find no mass grave, no evidence that children were ever so buried”

# tuam-babies - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Almost 500 unclaimed infant bodies were sent to anatomy departments from 1940-65

The handing over of infant remains was legal under the Anatomy Act 1832 so as to provide “legal cadavers” for medical research.

# tuam-babies - Monday 14 July, 2014

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.

# tuam-babies - 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.

# tuam-babies - Saturday 28 June, 2014

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.

# tuam-babies - Sunday 22 June, 2014

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.

# tuam-babies - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

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”.

# tuam-babies - Sunday 15 June, 2014

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,

"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 - Saturday 14 June, 2014

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.

# tuam-babies - Thursday 12 June, 2014

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.

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