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#bessborough

# bessborough - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Nuns accused of 'run and grab all' as Bessborough campus put up for sale

€30 million in State funding has been spent on the site over the last two decades.

# bessborough - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Republic of Shame: 'One woman came in wearing two corsets to hide her pregnancy'

Republic of Shame: 'One woman came in wearing two corsets to hide her pregnancy'

A new book seeks to highlight how much this period in Irish history still impacts on people today.

# bessborough - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Diarmuid Martin: 'It's hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember'

He called on the Church to avoid returning to attitudes it had shown in the past.

# bessborough - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there

The commission said the affidavit from the congregation that ran the mother and baby home was “speculative, inaccurate and misleading”.

# bessborough - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

'Straight away you could feel the horror of it': Nuns 'changed baby's name so he'd be easier to sell'

Bridget said her son’s name was changed from William to Gerard as he would be easier to offload.

'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.

# bessborough - 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’.

# bessborough - 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”.

# bessborough - Monday 9 June, 2014

Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report

It is believed the trials took place between 1960 to 1976.