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# mother-and-baby-homes - Yesterday’s News

Mother and baby home survivor sues State and order of nuns over alleged treatment at Bessborough
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

Mother and baby home survivor sues State and order of nuns over alleged treatment at Bessborough

13 hours ago 13,089 Views 0 Comments

The action is understood to be one of the first brought following the publication of the final report by the commission of investigation earlier this month.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Poll: Should a 'national voluntary collection' be set up for survivors of mother and baby homes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a 'national voluntary collection' be set up for survivors of mother and baby homes?

Thu 11:08 AM 32,239 Views 54 Comments

Senator Rónán Mullen said the money could be collected in addition to Church and State contributions to a redress scheme.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

Wed 6:10 PM 7,331 Views 7 Comments

There were emotional contributions by some TDs in the Dáil today.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Archbishop says religious orders should not be 'scapegoated' for Mother and Baby Homes
# Redress
# Redress

Archbishop says religious orders should not be 'scapegoated' for Mother and Baby Homes

Sun 2:31 PM 74,545 Views 223 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin said that the church was “expected to intervene” when society “banished” mothers.

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'
# Commission
# Commission

'Illegitimate children could contaminate the morals of society so had to be hidden and illegally adopted'

Sun 8:00 AM 30,676 Views 0 Comments

Adopted people and survivors of mother and baby homes say forced adoption was widespread, regardless of what the commission says.

'We can't just say it's too difficult': Could criminal investigations into Ireland's mother and baby homes happen?
# Legal Questions
# Legal Questions

'We can't just say it's too difficult': Could criminal investigations into Ireland's mother and baby homes happen?

Jan 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,145 Views 43 Comments

There have been calls for investigations following the publication of a long-awaited report this week.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Saturday 16 January, 2021

'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'
# Adoption
# Adoption

'We were told our mothers were prostitutes and ne'er-do-wells. My mother was a senior civil servant, aged 30'

Jan 16th 2021, 10:30 AM 117,071 Views 0 Comments

Susan Lohan says adopted people have for decades been fed a false narrative about their mothers in the hopes they won’t try to find them.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 15 January, 2021

Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access

Jan 15th 2021, 5:00 PM 13,310 Views 27 Comments

Survivors have campaigned for access to their personal information for years.

President Higgins says State 'must bear primary responsibility' for mother and baby homes
# Report
# Report

President Higgins says State 'must bear primary responsibility' for mother and baby homes

Jan 15th 2021, 8:22 AM 22,799 Views 101 Comments

Michael D Higgins issued a statement on the report published this week.

Opinion: It's finally time to admit that the Government's legal advice on adoption is wrong

Opinion: It's finally time to admit that the Government's legal advice on adoption is wrong

Jan 15th 2021, 12:10 AM 18,649 Views 46 Comments

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says the legal advice provided to Government in relation to rights of adopted children is flawed and a referendum on the matter is not needed.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Judi Dench pays tribute to Mother and Baby Homes survivor Philomena Lee
# Philomena
# Philomena

Judi Dench pays tribute to Mother and Baby Homes survivor Philomena Lee

Jan 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 41,557 Views 13 Comments

The Oscar-winner portrayed Lee in the 2013 film Philomena, which documented her 50-year search for her forcibly adopted son, Anthony.

Mother and baby home survivors told they can request full paper copy of commission report if they want to read it
# Hard Copies
# Hard Copies

Mother and baby home survivors told they can request full paper copy of commission report if they want to read it

Jan 14th 2021, 2:54 PM 11,003 Views 12 Comments

The department said no physical copies of the report were made available ahead of its online release.

The 'redoubtable' public servant who first raised concerns about the mother and baby homes
# Alice Litster
# Alice Litster

The 'redoubtable' public servant who first raised concerns about the mother and baby homes

Jan 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 29,990 Views 17 Comments

Alice Litster was praised for her work that shined “a light on the failings of these institutions”.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

'The shame was not theirs – it was ours': Full text of Taoiseach's apology to mother and baby home survivors
# Church And State
# Church And State

'The shame was not theirs – it was ours': Full text of Taoiseach's apology to mother and baby home survivors

Jan 13th 2021, 2:10 PM 12,781 Views 56 Comments

It comes following a five-year investigation by the Mother and Baby Homes Commission.

'I apologise for the profound generational wrong': Taoiseach gives landmark apology to survivors of mother and baby homes
# State Apology
# State Apology

'I apologise for the profound generational wrong': Taoiseach gives landmark apology to survivors of mother and baby homes

Jan 13th 2021, 1:39 PM 27,116 Views 70 Comments
  • The full report from the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation was released yesterday.
  • The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Children's Minister issued statements.
  • "The State failed you, the mothers and children in these homes," Micheál Martin said.
Mother and baby home report and government's response is a 'whitewash', says Boyd Barrett
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Mother and baby home report and government's response is a 'whitewash', says Boyd Barrett

Jan 13th 2021, 1:32 PM 31,820 Views 72 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is concerned his statement yesterday is being presented in a certain light.

'We did not live up to our Christianity': Bon Secours apologises for Tuam mother and baby home
# Tuam
# Tuam

'We did not live up to our Christianity': Bon Secours apologises for Tuam mother and baby home

Jan 13th 2021, 11:18 AM 27,156 Views 102 Comments

Historian Catherine Corless said she is grateful for the “honest” statement.

'Callousness and cruelty': International headlines about mother and baby home report
# Report
# Report

'Callousness and cruelty': International headlines about mother and baby home report

Jan 13th 2021, 8:49 AM 38,442 Views 72 Comments

Here is a look at some of the coverage abroad about the report.

'Nice-looking girl but her father is Jamaican': Attitude to race impacted on adoption from homes
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

'Nice-looking girl but her father is Jamaican': Attitude to race impacted on adoption from homes

Jan 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,250 Views 25 Comments

The Commission’s report also found that physical and intellectual disabilities impacted on outcomes for children.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls
# Analysis
# Analysis

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls

Jan 12th 2021, 11:13 PM 41,703 Views 107 Comments

‘My mother had been conditioned to feel grateful for the sanctuary of the home as she had committed a terrible sin in having sex outside of marriage and they would take care of her bastard child, me.’

'I unreservedly apologise': Archbishop Martin accepts Church's part in mother and baby home scandal
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'I unreservedly apologise': Archbishop Martin accepts Church's part in mother and baby home scandal

Jan 12th 2021, 9:33 PM 35,983 Views 87 Comments

The commission discovered that about 9,000 children died in the 18 homes under investigation.

Government to investigate leaking of details of Mother and Baby Homes report

Government to investigate leaking of details of Mother and Baby Homes report

Jan 12th 2021, 7:12 PM 13,086 Views 38 Comments

The State’s most senior civil servant is to head up an inquiry into the leaking of Government information.

Premature births and malnutrition: how infant mortality in one home rose to 900% of national rates
# Final Report
# Final Report

Premature births and malnutrition: how infant mortality in one home rose to 900% of national rates

Jan 12th 2021, 6:36 PM 14,412 Views 18 Comments

The findings were revealed in the final report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission today.

Mother and baby homes: Cases of underage pregnant girls were not referred to Gardaí

Mother and baby homes: Cases of underage pregnant girls were not referred to Gardaí

Jan 12th 2021, 6:33 PM 25,517 Views 16 Comments

The Regina Coeli hostel noted in 1933 in relation to one woman who fell pregnant: “A TD is responsible for her trouble”.

Minister expresses serious concerns about planning permission for apartments at Bessborough site
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Minister expresses serious concerns about planning permission for apartments at Bessborough site

Jan 12th 2021, 4:05 PM 14,157 Views 12 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman has asked planners to read today’s Commision of Investigation’s findings on burials at the former mother and baby home.

Commission finds remains of at least 42 infants in burial plot of former mother and baby home
# Sean Ross Abbey
# Sean Ross Abbey

Commission finds remains of at least 42 infants in burial plot of former mother and baby home

Jan 12th 2021, 3:22 PM 23,474 Views 36 Comments

6,414 women were admitted to Sean Ross Abbey and 6,079 children were born or admitted there between 1931 and 1969.

'On admission her clothes were removed, her hair was cut. She was told: "You're here for your sins"'
# Survivor Testimonies
# Survivor Testimonies

'On admission her clothes were removed, her hair was cut. She was told: "You're here for your sins"'

Jan 12th 2021, 3:00 PM 76,125 Views 55 Comments

The first-hand testimony from those who were sent to mother and baby homes are included in today’s landmark report.

5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes
# Final Report
# Final Report

5-year investigation finds at least 9,000 children died in Ireland's mother and baby homes

Jan 12th 2021, 3:00 PM 41,109 Views 100 Comments
  • Document details the experiences of women and children who lived in 14 mother and baby homes and four county homes.
  • Commission recommends redress, services such as counselling and enhanced medical cards.
  • Taoiseach to give State apology over mother and baby homes in the Dáil tomorrow.
'I expect far more empathy from our leaders': Mother and Baby home survivors' letters to Taoiseach
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'I expect far more empathy from our leaders': Mother and Baby home survivors' letters to Taoiseach

Jan 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,027 Views 17 Comments

The letters were sent following the news about a Bill allowing the transfer of 60,000 records to Tusla.

'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report
# Mary Harney
# Mary Harney

'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report

Jan 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 26,551 Views 48 Comments

The long-awaited report will be published today – and survivors want “urgent” action on foot of it.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Monday 11 January, 2021

Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again
# Forced Adoption
# Forced Adoption

Philomena Lee says Ireland must ensure mother and baby home 'atrocities' never happen again

Jan 11th 2021, 12:37 PM 21,364 Views 32 Comments

Lee also said she is “dismayed” that some details from the Mother and Baby Homes report were leaked.

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information
# Burials
# Burials

Varadkar supports investigation into 'disrespectful' leak of mother and baby home information

Jan 11th 2021, 10:19 AM 27,268 Views 62 Comments

“I think it was very disrespectful the fact that elements of it were leaked and appeared in a Sunday paper,” the Tánaiste said.

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission

Jan 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,982 Views 29 Comments

Ahead of the commission’s final report being published tomorrow, we’re taking a look back at its interim reports.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Sunday 10 January, 2021

O'Gorman to seek investigation into leaking of Mother and Baby Home report
# Minister For Children
# Minister For Children

O'Gorman to seek investigation into leaking of Mother and Baby Home report

Updated Jan 10th 2021, 5:02 PM 67,593 Views 80 Comments
  • Survivors said they were hurt and angry, but "not surprised" by the leak to a newspaper
  • Opposition TDs have decried "shocking" "insensitive" media leak
  • The Minister for Children is seeking an investigation into how details became public

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 25 December, 2020

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes
# Final Report
# Final Report

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes

Dec 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,690 Views 7 Comments

The minister has said survivors will be at the centre of the government’s approach after criticism of how it has handled the situation to date.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Final report of Commission into Mother and Baby Homes to be published in January

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 11:52 AM 9,777 Views 13 Comments

The report will be published on the week of 11 January, Minister Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Thursday 5 November, 2020

'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?
# National Archive
# National Archive

'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?

Nov 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,535 Views 20 Comments

Survivors want Ireland to face up to its past – but there are different views on the best way to do this.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

All survivors of institutional abuse to be allowed request access to personal data, Taoiseach confirms
# Records
# Records

All survivors of institutional abuse to be allowed request access to personal data, Taoiseach confirms

Nov 4th 2020, 4:39 PM 10,394 Views 13 Comments

The Taoiseach told the Dáil that applying GDPR will allow it to “affirm the rights of people to access their own personal data”.

# mother-and-baby-homes - Friday 30 October, 2020

Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

Oct 30th 2020, 8:03 PM 13,092 Views 9 Comments

The government has said it is committed to publishing the report as soon as possible.

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?

Oct 30th 2020, 4:20 PM 23,781 Views 19 Comments

The commission is due to submit its final report today, over five years after it was set up.

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