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#Commission of Investigation

# commission-of-investigation - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'
# Forced Adoption
# Forced Adoption

Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'

Jul 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 57,224 Views 0 Comments
  • The survivor saw the letter, written in 1980, for the first time last month, Órla Ryan reports
  • "I think ye should all be presented with a medal for your fantastic work," the letter states
  • The woman believes her late mother wrote the letter praising the nuns, pretending to be her

# commission-of-investigation - Monday 12 July, 2021

O'Gorman 'welcomes' new report that contradicts findings of Mother and Baby Home Commission
# Alternate Report
# Alternate Report

O'Gorman 'welcomes' new report that contradicts findings of Mother and Baby Home Commission

Updated Jul 12th 2021, 4:20 PM 25,906 Views 37 Comments

A new report has found “significant evidence” of inhuman treatment and forced adoptions in Mother and Baby Homes.

# commission-of-investigation - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court challenges over Commission report may first move forward with test case
# Philomena Lee
# Philomena Lee

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court challenges over Commission report may first move forward with test case

Jun 22nd 2021, 11:47 AM 6,610 Views 0 Comments

Eight women are taking legal challenges over the Mother and Baby Homes report.

# commission-of-investigation - Sunday 13 June, 2021

'Rape' and 'incest' listed as 'current relationship status' options on Commission form
# GDPR
# GDPR

'Rape' and 'incest' listed as 'current relationship status' options on Commission form

Jun 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 105,111 Views 0 Comments
  • A survivor's daughter says the approach is "incomprehensible" and raises "serious questions"
  • The woman's form is "littered with inaccuracies" and "in no way" captures her suffering
  • "In what world is rape or incest a relationship status?"

# commission-of-investigation - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

'Painfully visible shortcomings': Catriona Crowe on the problems with the Mother and Baby Home Commission
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Painfully visible shortcomings': Catriona Crowe on the problems with the Mother and Baby Home Commission

Jun 9th 2021, 10:47 AM 11,336 Views 7 Comments

Catriona Crowe examines the Commission’s report, details its shortcomings and issues, and explains what needs to happen next.

# commission-of-investigation - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

'Yet another blow to survivors': Women get few answers as Commissioner defends report
# Mary Daly
# Mary Daly

'Yet another blow to survivors': Women get few answers as Commissioner defends report

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:51 PM 45,217 Views 25 Comments
  • Commissioner defends Mother and Baby Home report in first public comments, saying 'ultra legal' approach was needed
  • 'My view is we've done a job and, basically, let's let others go and take it further,' Professor Mary Daly said
  • The evidence given by hundreds of survivors to the Confidential Committee was essentially discounted, Órla Ryan writes
Survivors and politicians express anger over Mother and Baby Home event
# Oxford University
# Oxford University

Survivors and politicians express anger over Mother and Baby Home event

Updated Jun 2nd 2021, 3:30 PM 24,988 Views 12 Comments

Members of the Oireachtas Children’s Committee have criticised the fact that Professor Mary Daly will appear “behind closed doors”.

# commission-of-investigation - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,460 Views 0 Comments

People who spent time in Mother and Baby Homes and County Homes say they have been “re-traumatised” by recent developments.

# commission-of-investigation - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Varadkar says he was 'quite surprised' that mother and baby home testimony was destroyed

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 1:35 PM 22,327 Views 24 Comments

There have been calls for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes to not be dissolved at the end of the month.

# commission-of-investigation - Saturday 30 January, 2021

Babies from Cork County Home were buried in coffins with adults or amputated limbs
# Burials
# Burials

Babies from Cork County Home were buried in coffins with adults or amputated limbs

Jan 30th 2021, 2:52 PM 51,318 Views 14 Comments

A Bessborough survivor has said the revelations are “heartbreaking and shocking”.

# commission-of-investigation - Friday 30 October, 2020

Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report
# Commission Of Investigation
# Commission Of Investigation

Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report

Oct 30th 2020, 5:02 PM 14,559 Views 13 Comments

The Taoiseach met with survivor and advocacy groups this morning.

# commission-of-investigation - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Taoiseach says he's determined to have Mother and Baby Homes report published 'as quickly as possible'
# COMMISSION REPORT
# COMMISSION REPORT

Taoiseach says he's determined to have Mother and Baby Homes report published 'as quickly as possible'

Oct 29th 2020, 3:17 PM 17,327 Views 33 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman is due to receive the report tomorrow.

# commission-of-investigation - Friday 16 October, 2020

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes
# Seanad
# Seanad

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 5:29 PM 60,507 Views 28 Comments

Senators are debating legislation related to records compiled by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

# commission-of-investigation - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years
# Commission
# Commission

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 4:41 PM 43,844 Views 36 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is due to submit its final report later this month.

# commission-of-investigation - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Mother and Baby Homes Investigation costs top €12 million amid calls for a national archive of records
# Delayed
# Delayed

Mother and Baby Homes Investigation costs top €12 million amid calls for a national archive of records

Jul 9th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,457 Views 16 Comments

The Commission’s long-awaited final report has been delayed again for another four months due to Covid-19.

# commission-of-investigation - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Commission of Investigation into response to abuse allegations against Bill Kenneally to begin next week
# Waterford
# Waterford

Commission of Investigation into response to abuse allegations against Bill Kenneally to begin next week

Nov 1st 2018, 11:46 AM 11,086 Views 0 Comments

The former sports coach is serving a 14-year prison sentence in relation to 10 counts of indecent assault against minors in the 1980s.

# commission-of-investigation - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Retired judge to lead probe into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case
# Barry Hickson
# Barry Hickson

Retired judge to lead probe into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case

Jun 14th 2018, 10:16 PM 20,152 Views 0 Comments

A number of survivors of that abuse allege that there was collusion between the Gardaí and the Catholic Church.

# commission-of-investigation - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Kenneally abuse complaints: Alleged collusion between gardaí and church to be probed
# Bill Kenneally
# Bill Kenneally

Kenneally abuse complaints: Alleged collusion between gardaí and church to be probed

May 29th 2018, 2:36 PM 14,476 Views 0 Comments

The former Waterford sports coach is currently serving a 14 year prison sentence.

# commission-of-investigation - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Grace probe delayed: Problems interviewing elderly witnesses 'not predicted', says Minister
# Grace Case
# Grace Case

Grace probe delayed: Problems interviewing elderly witnesses 'not predicted', says Minister

May 16th 2018, 8:20 AM 10,030 Views 7 Comments

The Commission of Investigation has been granted another 12 months to complete its work.

# commission-of-investigation - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Mother and baby home activist refuses to join selection panel for survivors' forum
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Mother and baby home activist refuses to join selection panel for survivors' forum

Mar 20th 2018, 6:00 AM 12,448 Views 7 Comments

Derek Leinster said that he believes that instead, Bethany Home survivors should be given redress before many of them die.

# commission-of-investigation - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Hunt for details on child burials at Bessboro mother and baby home
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Hunt for details on child burials at Bessboro mother and baby home

Feb 17th 2018, 10:00 AM 10,223 Views 26 Comments

The burials took place between 1922 and 1998.

# commission-of-investigation - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Bill Kenneally's 'forgotten victims' want to know how that 'horrible monster got away with it for so long'
# Waterford
# Waterford

Bill Kenneally's 'forgotten victims' want to know how that 'horrible monster got away with it for so long'

Jan 3rd 2018, 6:30 AM 31,010 Views 27 Comments

The government has said it will launch an inquiry – but there is no start date as yet.

# commission-of-investigation - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Mother and baby homes: It will be difficult to 'establish facts' on burial records say investigators
# Need More Time
# Need More Time

Mother and baby homes: It will be difficult to 'establish facts' on burial records say investigators

Dec 6th 2017, 7:14 AM 7,748 Views 71 Comments

The commission has asked for an year extension to its deadline to publish its full findings.

# commission-of-investigation - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Here are the specific things about Nama that the State will investigate
# Project Eagle
# Project Eagle

Here are the specific things about Nama that the State will investigate

May 9th 2017, 5:51 PM 7,265 Views 38 Comments

The commission of investigation will primarily deal with the sale of Nama’s Northern Irish loan book, otherwise known as Project Eagle, in April 2014.

# commission-of-investigation - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally
# Basketball Coach
# Basketball Coach

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally

Apr 26th 2017, 8:43 PM 11,295 Views 5 Comments

The former national basketball coach is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.

# commission-of-investigation - Friday 10 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 10th 2017, 12:40 PM 21,678 Views 149 Comments

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

# commission-of-investigation - Friday 3 March, 2017

Nuns who ran Tuam home have 'no comment' to make on today's revelations
# Bon Secours Sisters
# Bon Secours Sisters

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

Mar 3rd 2017, 2:49 PM 61,502 Views 137 Comments

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
# Mass Grave
# Mass Grave

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

Mar 3rd 2017, 11:26 AM 249,434 Views 442 Comments

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

# commission-of-investigation - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Poll: In the wake of the latest Maurice McCabe revelations, do you have confidence in the gardaí?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: In the wake of the latest Maurice McCabe revelations, do you have confidence in the gardaí?

Feb 11th 2017, 6:00 PM 38,554 Views 164 Comments

The HSE has today “apologised unreservedly” to McCabe for the administrative error that led to an allegation against him making its way into a Tusla file.

# commission-of-investigation - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

RTÉ has been dragged into the Garda whistleblower mire
# Investigation
# Investigation

RTÉ has been dragged into the Garda whistleblower mire

Feb 8th 2017, 10:06 PM 17,853 Views 36 Comments

A new commission of investigation into the saga is to probe whether or not the Garda Commissioner “orchestrated” broadcasts on RTÉ in May 2016.

# commission-of-investigation - Saturday 8 October, 2016

'We were swept under the carpet 30 years ago': Victim of prolific paedophile pleads for inquiry
# We Want Justice
# We Want Justice

'We were swept under the carpet 30 years ago': Victim of prolific paedophile pleads for inquiry

Oct 8th 2016, 6:00 AM 28,061 Views 25 Comments

Jason Clancy believes a garda cover up allowed Bill Kenneally to do as he pleased during four decades.

# commission-of-investigation - Friday 30 September, 2016

Excavation to take place at site of alleged mass grave at Tuam
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Excavation to take place at site of alleged mass grave at Tuam

Sep 30th 2016, 3:06 PM 16,610 Views 122 Comments

The excavation will take place following allegations about the deaths of 800 babies and the manner in which they were buried.

# commission-of-investigation - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Leitrim TD claims gardaí asked informant to carry out burglary at his house
# Martin Kenny
# Martin Kenny

Leitrim TD claims gardaí asked informant to carry out burglary at his house

May 26th 2016, 1:59 PM 39,159 Views 101 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy made a host of fresh allegations about garda malpractice in Sligo-Leitrim.

# commission-of-investigation - Thursday 19 November, 2015

There are a LOT of problems with the Siteserv inquiry
# IBRC Loans
# IBRC Loans

There are a LOT of problems with the Siteserv inquiry

Nov 19th 2015, 10:50 PM 15,544 Views 75 Comments

An interim report published this evening shows the IBRC loans/Siteserv inquiry is in trouble.

# commission-of-investigation - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Damning criticism: Siteserv inquiry 'lacks powers' needed to investigate controversial sales
# Looming Collapse
# Looming Collapse

Damning criticism: Siteserv inquiry 'lacks powers' needed to investigate controversial sales

Nov 8th 2015, 7:56 PM 23,162 Views 121 Comments

Emergency measures are being considered to keep the inquiry on track.

# commission-of-investigation - Thursday 9 July, 2015

The man appointed (last month) to head up the IBRC inquiry has quit
# Gone
# Gone

The man appointed (last month) to head up the IBRC inquiry has quit

Jul 9th 2015, 8:57 PM 15,304 Views 29 Comments

The retired judge is stepping down, citing personal reasons.

# commission-of-investigation - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

There is a "terrible whiff" about Mick Wallace's Nama allegations
# Controversy
# Controversy

There is a "terrible whiff" about Mick Wallace's Nama allegations

Jul 7th 2015, 11:20 PM 50,882 Views 0 Comments

Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have called for a commission of investigation to be established.

# commission-of-investigation - Monday 8 June, 2015

The opposition are worried the IBRC inquiry won't be out until AFTER the election
# Kicked To Touch
# Kicked To Touch

The opposition are worried the IBRC inquiry won't be out until AFTER the election

Jun 8th 2015, 10:55 PM 11,270 Views 54 Comments

The Taoiseach has said it’s not possible to issue a deadline for the Commission of Investigation.

# commission-of-investigation - Friday 5 June, 2015

I want proof, not a pat on the head and to be told: 'It's fine, go away' - Catherine Murphy
# Ibrc
# Ibrc

I want proof, not a pat on the head and to be told: 'It's fine, go away' - Catherine Murphy

Jun 5th 2015, 10:32 AM 13,339 Views 87 Comments

The independent TD said “serious questions” remain unanswered.

# commission-of-investigation - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

IBRC inquiry: Department of Finance reveals details of filing error
# SiteServ
# SiteServ

IBRC inquiry: Department of Finance reveals details of filing error

Jun 3rd 2015, 10:50 PM 39,223 Views 148 Comments

Catherine Murphy found out via Twitter, but she’s very happy nonetheless.

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