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#tuam babies

# tuam-babies - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

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”.

# tuam-babies - Sunday 15 June, 2014

State 'robbing adoptees of their identities' by denying access to birth certs

Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power, who was adopted from a mother-and-baby home, has called for access rights to be given,

"Cold, uncaring, uncivilised": The mother-and-child home where 222 babies died

The Bethany Home is to be investigated by the Government’s Commission for Investigation into mother-and-baby homes.

# tuam-babies - Saturday 14 June, 2014

County homes ruled out of inquiry to prevent a "bottomless quagmire"

The Minister for Children said the investigation into mother-and-baby homes must have a time-limit and be cost-effective.

# tuam-babies - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Hundreds attend vigil in remembrance of those who died in mother and baby homes

Crowds marched from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to the gates of the Dáil last night.

# tuam-babies - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

We'll have to "wait and see" who leaked GSOC 'bugging' information - Fitzgerald

The justice minister said that at least seven people had access to the information that was leaked to the media.

Does Ireland's corporate tax rate need to be changed?

TDs will debate the controversial issue in the Dáil today.

# tuam-babies - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Bethany Home, where 222 children died, to be included in mother and baby home investigation

The Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan said today that he was conscious of the grievances felt by those connected to the Bethany Home, a protestant-run home on Dublin’s Orwell Road.

"Huge traffic" between Magdalene laundries and mother-and-baby homes

Justice for Magadalenes Research said today that the laundries should be included in the government’s statutory investigation.

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

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.

"For anybody to feign shock at this information I think is to be disingenuous" --- Mary Lou

Sinn Féin are tabling a motion calling for a full judge-led inquiry into mother-and-baby homes. Fianna Fáil are expected to back it.

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.

Taoiseach: 'I think there is much more to this than one mother and baby home'

Cabinet will discuss how best to examine the Tuam mass grave scandal at its meeting this morning.

# tuam-babies - Sunday 8 June, 2014

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.

# tuam-babies - Saturday 7 June, 2014

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”.

# tuam-babies - Friday 6 June, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald confirms she has ordered a garda report into the Tuam babies revelations

It comes amid ongoing controversy about the mass grave at the site of a former Bon Secours mother and baby home.

# tuam-babies - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Taoiseach says he wants to know the full extent of the mass grave in Tuam and if there are other sites

The Children’s Minister said “these revelations are a reminder of our darker past where children were far from cherished”.

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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Morning, folks. Here are the nine big stories you need to know today.

# tuam-babies - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of 'dozens'

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader has called for a public inquiry to look into all mother and baby homes nationwide.

The world is talking about Tuam's 800 dead babies

Even if the Government hasn’t yet.