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# Graveyards

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# bessborough
Council unable to find burial place of babies despite checking records of 13 graveyards
Mary Donovan’s siblings are among the 923 children who died at Bessborough mother and baby institution in Cork.
Cork City Council has been unable to find the burial place of babies who apparently died in Bessborough, Órla Ryan reports
Mary Donovan believes her siblings may be buried in Bessborough - or have been adopted in the US
The twins are among 923 children who died at the mother and baby institution in Cork
'Significant victory' for campaigners as planning permission for Bessborough apartments is refused
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# The Cemetery Club
Meet Britain's grave-obsessed cemetery hunters
They search for stories, not treasures.
# Newtownabbey
Call for councillors to vote down 'pagan practice' of cremation
A local resident in Newtownabbey has opposed the building of a new facility on the grounds of Christianity and the environment.
# cemetery regulator
There needs to be more competition between graveyards, apparently
Today TDs will debate a Bill that seeks to end “non-transparent” behaviour by cemetery authorities.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be rules about headstones in graveyards?
New rules in Donegal could see large ‘gaudy’ headstones being removed.
# Grave Situation
Michael Healy-Rae on toilets and graveyards
Michael Healy-Rae has asked the Government its views on installing toilets in graveyards in the interest of visitors.