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#Mother and Baby

# mother-and-baby - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony can be retrieved, Dept confirms
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# Mother And Baby

Audio recordings of Mother and Baby Home testimony can be retrieved, Dept confirms

Feb 23rd 2021, 7:58 PM 10,646 Views 18 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has agreed to deposit the recordings with the Department.

# mother-and-baby - Thursday 18 February, 2021

If government extends term of Commission we need to know it will serve a purpose - Varadkar
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

If government extends term of Commission we need to know it will serve a purpose - Varadkar

Feb 18th 2021, 2:39 PM 12,013 Views 21 Comments

The Tánasite said he could not make a commitment today that it would be extended beyond 28 February.

# mother-and-baby - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Destruction of Mother and Baby Home tapes represents 'an imbalance of power', Dáil hears
# Criticism
# Criticism

Destruction of Mother and Baby Home tapes represents 'an imbalance of power', Dáil hears

Feb 17th 2021, 7:17 PM 15,750 Views 28 Comments

Some survivors have expressed anger at the destruction of the audio testimony recordings.

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

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 19,022 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 - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Dáil passes the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill
# Equality Minister
# Equality Minister

Dáil passes the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Updated Oct 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 76,265 Views 132 Comments

Opposition TDs had drafted amendments based on the requests of survivors and human rights experts.

# mother-and-baby - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Mother of newborn baby found dead in Cork maternity hospital
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Mother of newborn baby found dead in Cork maternity hospital

Mar 26th 2019, 12:37 PM 76,468 Views 21 Comments

An investigation is underway and the cause of death is currently unknown.

# mother-and-baby - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year

Oct 9th 2018, 1:53 PM 41,358 Views 22 Comments

The measure will be introduced from November 2019.

# mother-and-baby - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural
# Pain Relief
# Pain Relief

Changing the drug used during labour could halve the number of women needing an epidural

Aug 14th 2018, 6:01 AM 20,891 Views 9 Comments

Pethidine is the most widely used drug but new research suggests remifentanil may work better.

# mother-and-baby - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Husband whose pregnant wife died during Holles Street surgery settles damages case
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Husband whose pregnant wife died during Holles Street surgery settles damages case

Jan 16th 2018, 2:50 PM 22,447 Views 19 Comments

Malak Thawley died in 2016 during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.

# mother-and-baby - Monday 12 June, 2017

An Austrian hospital gave parents the wrong babies and nobody knew for nearly 30 years
# Mix-up
# Mix-up

An Austrian hospital gave parents the wrong babies and nobody knew for nearly 30 years

Jun 12th 2017, 2:20 PM 39,836 Views 34 Comments

Doris Gruenwald only found out after she took a DNA test.

# mother-and-baby - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin
# Religious Orders
# Religious Orders

Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin

Mar 8th 2017, 3:58 PM 15,654 Views 84 Comments

He also described what happened to mother and baby home survivors as” unchristian cruelty”.

# mother-and-baby - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women 'every chance of keeping their secret'
# State Files
# State Files

Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women 'every chance of keeping their secret'

Mar 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 29,943 Views 33 Comments

A report into ‘destitute Irish girls’ investigated the problem of unmarried pregnant women travelling to England.

# mother-and-baby - Friday 3 March, 2017

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 248,366 Views 442 Comments

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

# mother-and-baby - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

'He hung on to see his mummy' - Mum calls for anomaly scans after losing her newborn baby
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

'He hung on to see his mummy' - Mum calls for anomaly scans after losing her newborn baby

Jan 31st 2017, 9:41 PM 39,084 Views 18 Comments

Diane Magee gave birth to baby Christopher fifteen months ago but her child died soon afterwards.

# mother-and-baby - Monday 23 March, 2015

30.3 years: That's the average age of Irish women having their first child
# Biological Clock
# Biological Clock

30.3 years: That's the average age of Irish women having their first child

Mar 23rd 2015, 5:53 PM 23,389 Views 56 Comments

The average is going up.

# mother-and-baby - Thursday 29 January, 2015

'Deeply wrong': Labour TD abstains from vote on mother and baby homes inquiry
# Unmarried Mothers
# Unmarried Mothers

'Deeply wrong': Labour TD abstains from vote on mother and baby homes inquiry

Jan 29th 2015, 9:15 AM 14,841 Views 68 Comments

Labour TD Anne Ferris abstained from the vote criticising the lack of objectivity of the investigation.

# mother-and-baby - Friday 12 December, 2014

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them
# Redress
# Redress

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them

Dec 12th 2014, 4:40 PM 4,185 Views 12 Comments

It is anticipated the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry will be discussed by Cabinet next week.

# mother-and-baby - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?

Nov 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 4,985 Views 14 Comments

James Reilly isn’t so sure.

# mother-and-baby - Thursday 13 November, 2014

"It's so important to get this inquiry right"
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

"It's so important to get this inquiry right"

Nov 13th 2014, 2:15 PM 6,253 Views 24 Comments

Minister James Reilly hopes to bring the terms of reference to Cabinet in the near future.

# mother-and-baby - Friday 7 November, 2014

Supreme Court says only the birth mother - not genetic mother - can appear on birth cert
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Supreme Court says only the birth mother - not genetic mother - can appear on birth cert

Nov 7th 2014, 10:48 AM 26,410 Views 89 Comments

The State mother has insisted that only the birth mother can be on the birth cert.

# mother-and-baby - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Exclusion of institutions from inquiry concerning to mother-and-baby groups
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Exclusion of institutions from inquiry concerning to mother-and-baby groups

Jul 16th 2014, 8:14 PM 5,354 Views 4 Comments

Groups representing mothers and their children question why some institutions may not be included.

Judge Yvonne Murphy appointed chair of mother-and-baby home inquiry
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Judge Yvonne Murphy appointed chair of mother-and-baby home inquiry

Jul 16th 2014, 2:47 PM 5,453 Views 13 Comments

Minister James Reilly also published a report examining what the government knew about the homes.

# mother-and-baby - Monday 14 July, 2014

Death rate of babies at Tuam mother and baby home was double the rate of other homes
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Death rate of babies at Tuam mother and baby home was double the rate of other homes

Jul 14th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,220 Views 11 Comments

The returns from local authorities, disqualifying Dublin, shows that 17% of babies under the age of one died in registered maternity homes that year.

# mother-and-baby - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Mother-and-baby home survivors concerned over ministerial switch-around
# New Boss
# New Boss

Mother-and-baby home survivors concerned over ministerial switch-around

Jul 13th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,342 Views 12 Comments

James Reilly has taken over at the Department of Children — just days before the establishment of the large-scale inquiry into mother-and-baby homes.

# mother-and-baby - Friday 11 July, 2014

A Bessborough Tale: 'Some nights all you could hear was sobbing'
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

A Bessborough Tale: 'Some nights all you could hear was sobbing'

Jul 11th 2014, 8:00 AM 5,850 Views 48 Comments

To this day I have never experienced the grief and despair I felt leaving my baby son. I thought I would physically break in half.

# mother-and-baby - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Who will chair the mother-and-baby inquiry? The Minister's been given a list of candidates
# The Commission
# The Commission

Who will chair the mother-and-baby inquiry? The Minister's been given a list of candidates

Jul 10th 2014, 4:12 PM 4,783 Views 8 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into the State’s network of mother-and-baby homes is expected to be set up before the Oireachtas summer recess.

International judge should chair mother-and-baby investigation, survivors say
# The Commission
# The Commission

International judge should chair mother-and-baby investigation, survivors say

Jul 10th 2014, 7:45 AM 3,599 Views 12 Comments

Groups representing survivors of the institutions are meeting with Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan today.

# mother-and-baby - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn't fund an inquiry into religious-run homes
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Opinion: It may seem heartless, but we shouldn't fund an inquiry into religious-run homes

Jul 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 189 Views 141 Comments

I shudder to imagine what those mothers and their beautiful babies went through. But we need to ask the difficult question: is this the correct use of funds that children living today so badly need?

# mother-and-baby - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Handover of 25,000 mother-and-baby files indicates "scale and breadth" of investigation
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

Handover of 25,000 mother-and-baby files indicates "scale and breadth" of investigation

Jul 1st 2014, 2:49 PM 6,628 Views 10 Comments

Some 25,000 files have been handed over by the Sacred Heart Adoption Society to the Cork offices of Government agency ‘TUSLA’.

# mother-and-baby - Monday 30 June, 2014

Want a say on the mother-and-baby inquiry? Midday today is the deadline...
# The Commission
# The Commission

Want a say on the mother-and-baby inquiry? Midday today is the deadline...

Jun 30th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,071 Views 5 Comments

Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan is hoping to have the terms for the wide-ranging Commission of Investigation set up before the Dáil summer recess…

# mother-and-baby - Sunday 29 June, 2014

'There's a nurse leaving the room with my baby... I said to my sister “where’s she gone?”....'
# A First Mother's Story
# A First Mother's Story

'There's a nurse leaving the room with my baby... I said to my sister “where’s she gone?”....'

Jun 29th 2014, 7:50 PM 71,925 Views 104 Comments

After her first harrowing ordeal, Kathy McMahon was determined to keep her child the SECOND TIME she was sent to a mother-and-baby home…

# mother-and-baby - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Have you ever kept a pregnancy hidden? You're not alone
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Have you ever kept a pregnancy hidden? You're not alone

Jun 24th 2014, 11:11 AM 15,010 Views 17 Comments

And TCD’s School of Nursing and Midwifery wants to hear from women who have.

# mother-and-baby - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Boyd Barrett: 'I was born in a mother-and-baby scheme. I'm one of the lucky ones'
# Investigation
# Investigation

Boyd Barrett: 'I was born in a mother-and-baby scheme. I'm one of the lucky ones'

Jun 11th 2014, 10:13 PM 32,362 Views 116 Comments

Sinn Féin wants the Commission of Investigation to be in place before the summer recess.

"We're the ones who lived this our whole lives": Mother-and-baby home residents have some advice for the Government
# Talk To Us
# Talk To Us

"We're the ones who lived this our whole lives": Mother-and-baby home residents have some advice for the Government

Jun 11th 2014, 7:15 PM 9,657 Views 20 Comments

Groups representing children born in the homes and women who gave birth in the institutions have been setting out their priorities for the investigation.

# mother-and-baby - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jun 10th 2014, 10:50 PM 15,806 Views 11 Comments

Everyone’s talking about bugging at GSOC offices, mother and baby homes and cigarette packaging.

Bishops: We are reminded of a time when unmarried mothers were rejected by Church
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Bishops: We are reminded of a time when unmarried mothers were rejected by Church

Jun 10th 2014, 7:48 PM 11,033 Views 148 Comments

They encouraged all those who ran these homes to gather and offer up any documents that might be of assistance.

'Time to shed light on another dark period': Broad welcome for mother-and-baby investigation
# Reaction
# Reaction

'Time to shed light on another dark period': Broad welcome for mother-and-baby investigation

Jun 10th 2014, 4:55 PM 9,721 Views 14 Comments

Campaign groups have broadly welcomed this afternoon’s developments. There was also an observation that the matter “could have been dealt with decades ago”.

Taoiseach: If we don't do this properly, Ireland's soul will lie "in an unmarked grave"
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Taoiseach: If we don't do this properly, Ireland's soul will lie "in an unmarked grave"

Jun 10th 2014, 4:28 PM 11,358 Views 109 Comments

Enda Kenny said the Government would consult with all opposition parties, other relevant groups and historians as it began its investigation into mother-and-baby homes.

Commission of Investigation to examine mother and baby homes
# Tuam
# Tuam

Commission of Investigation to examine mother and baby homes

Jun 10th 2014, 1:21 PM 5,080 Views 37 Comments

Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan said that “we need to establish the truth of this matter”.

# mother-and-baby - Friday 6 June, 2014

Amnesty International: Tuam investigation must be independent, effective and transparent
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Amnesty International: Tuam investigation must be independent, effective and transparent

Jun 6th 2014, 10:30 AM 11,665 Views 148 Comments

A Government task force has been set up to examine the Tuam revelations, and is due to report back by the end of this month.

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