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#Tuam

# tuam - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time

How to memorialise the past, as well as what health and well-being supports are needed for former residents will be discussed.

# tuam - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Adrienne Corless: 'It looks like the consultation facilitators dug deep to find resistance to full excavation'

There was only ever one thing to do: excavate the site and DNA test the remains without delay, writes Adrienne Corless.

# tuam - Friday 6 July, 2018

Tuam: Ex-residents and families want further excavation and DNA analysis

Galway County Council received 799 written submissions on what to do with the Tuam site where a mass grave was found.

# tuam - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Missing man found safe and well

Gardaí in Galway have thanked the public for their assistance.

# tuam - Saturday 21 April, 2018

'Living with a longterm illness gives you this way of viewing the world'

Visual artist Katie Moore has created a piece based on Catherine Corless’s Tuam Mother and Baby Home discovery.

Objection to planning permission for bookies in town centre as it would create a 'no-go area'

The decision from Galway City Council to grant permission for the betting shop has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

# tuam - Friday 13 April, 2018

Experts say Tuam remains should be able to be identified using advanced DNA technology

A team of scientists have contradicted an expert technical group over the remains

# tuam - Thursday 12 April, 2018

# tuam - Monday 8 January, 2018

Call for Protestant burial site to be excavated to examine bodies from mother and baby homes

The Bethany Home Survivors’ Group has identified over 200 children from the home who were buried at Mount Jerome cemetery.

# tuam - 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.

# tuam - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Report sets out five options of what could happen at Tuam

The report said it would be particularly difficult to identify “commingled remains” and the remains of children under two.

# tuam - 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.

# tuam - 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.

# tuam - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Call for Tuam Town Hall to remove memorial to Irish Confederate major

Shaun Cunniffe said that the plaque should be removed to a museum so that people can discuss the issues around it.

# tuam - 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 - 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.

# tuam - 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 - 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 - Monday 10 April, 2017

'Urgent action is needed': Letters reveal shock at discovery of human remains at mother and baby home Tuam This post contains videos

'Urgent action is needed': Letters reveal shock at discovery of human remains at mother and baby home

The Commission into Mother and Baby Homes wrote to Minister Katherine Zappone before the ‘very shocking’ news broke.

# tuam - 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 - Saturday 11 March, 2017

'Enda, parents sent children to industrial schools because a court compelled them or they had no choice'

Enda Kenny has said he wants to deal with the dark legacies of our past but following his statements this week, he’s still way off the mark, writes Sinead Pembroke.

# tuam - 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 - 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”.

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 - 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 - Monday 6 March, 2017

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 - Sunday 5 March, 2017

'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 - 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.

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: What's been happening since the mass grave revelations three years ago?

Reports about a mass grave first hit the headlines in May of 2014. Here’s what’s happened since.

# tuam - Friday 3 March, 2017

Castlepollard Mother and Baby Home survivor: 'We're not shocked by the news'

Tuam must not be seen in isolation and unfortunately is only the tip of the iceberg, writes Paul Redmond.

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 - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Body of man in his 60s found at side of Galway road

The body of a man in his mid-60s was discovered at Kilcloghans, Tuam, at about 11am this morning.

# tuam - 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.

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