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# Bon Secours

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Non-compliance found with ionising radiation policies at a number of hospitals
The watchdog’s latest inspection reports were published today.
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'We did not live up to our Christianity': Bon Secours apologises for Tuam mother and baby home
Historian Catherine Corless said she is grateful for the “honest” statement.
Religious order that ran Tuam says it was 'under supervision, direction and inspection' of Irish State
That’s according to a confidential letter to a government minister.
Government sought more money from Bon Secours Sisters for Tuam burial site excavation works
The religious order has pledged €2.5 million towards the works which will cost between €6-€13m.
'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.
Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?
There have been calls for the hospitals to be handed over, amid criticism in relation to compensation owed to abuse victims.
Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD
“Age should not diminish responsibility,” said the Independent Alliance TD.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
File to be sent to DPP regarding alleged sexual assault at Bon Secours Hospital
A woman in her 60s claims to have been raped by a medic at the hospital earlier this month.
Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault at hospital in Kerry
The incident is said to have happened last weekend.
There are 625 jobs on the way in the Rebel County (and another 50 in Dublin)
Business outsourcing group Voxpro lead the charge in Cork city, while the Bon Secours hospital group isn’t far behind.
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”
Opinion: Questions remain unanswered over the Tuam mother-and-baby home
To understand what happened, it is vital to hold inquests into the deaths of all those buried at the site of the former home.
Here are the state files recalled from the National Archives by the Department of Health
Two of the files requisitioned by the department as part of the investigation into mother and baby homes relate to the Bon Secours home in Tuam.
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”.
Opinion: Abuse and neglect are being hidden in plain sight – but will we open our eyes?
History will judge us every bit as harshly as we are now judging the society which condemned women and children to mother-and-baby homes.
Explainer: What is happening with the possible mass grave of children in Tuam?
We look at how the story has unfolded, and the many, many questions that still remain.
Opinion: Horror doesn't belong to the past, Ireland's most vulnerable are still marginalised and neglected
These are the unpalatable facts: we are living at a time of growing homelessness and food poverty, and we allow vulnerable children to socially excluded, neglected and ignored.
Aaron McKenna: The nation, not just the Church, bears responsibility for horrors of the past
For Irish people who lived through these times to claim no knowledge of what went on in places like Tuam is disingenuous – and smacks of “I was only following orders”.
Radar tests carried out on Tuam site to find mass grave
The test has been commissioned by the Irish Mail on Sunday which will publish the results in this weekend’s edition of the paper.
Lunchtime Fix: 7 things you need to know
Catch up as you refuel.
TD calls for Tuam mass grave to be declared a crime scene
Catherine Murphy was among those to call for a full public inquiry into the situation.
Allegations about mass grave of 800 babies 'being taken very, very seriously'
“This is turning into a horrific account of maltreatment, neglect and a complete abdication of responsibility”.
Woman to sue over delayed cancer diagnosis
A cancer suffer has appealed to the High Court to speed up her hearing because of her poor prognosis.