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#Tuam

# tuam - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

'Two babies from one family, gone': Tusla unable to locate records despite 'extensive' search
# St Gerard's
# St Gerard's

'Two babies from one family, gone': Tusla unable to locate records despite 'extensive' search

Aug 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 27,034 Views 0 Comments
  • Tuam survivor Peter Mulryan says it's "awful" that records for his older sister cannot be found, Órla Ryan reports
  • Peter believes there is a chance Bridget may have been incorrectly listed as dead, before being adopted
  • Records related to St Gerard's were given to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, in 2017

# tuam - Thursday 28 July, 2022

'Where is she?': Survivor of Tuam home discovers he has a second sister with no burial record
# St Gerard's
# St Gerard's

'Where is she?': Survivor of Tuam home discovers he has a second sister with no burial record

Jul 28th 2022, 4:08 PM 20,463 Views 0 Comments

Peter Mulryan is going public with his search for information about a second sister, Bridget, who passed through St Gerard’s in Dublin.

# tuam - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site
# Redress
# Redress

Independent office to lead excavation of Tuam Mother and Baby Home site

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 5:41 PM 10,810 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman proposed the office be set up following the signing into law of the Institutional Burials Act.

# tuam - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated after President signs Burials Bill into law
# Catherine Corless
# Catherine Corless

Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated after President signs Burials Bill into law

Jul 13th 2022, 12:04 PM 7,222 Views 6 Comments

The legislation will also allow for the excavation and reburial of remains at the sites of other former institutions.

# tuam - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Long-awaited bill passed to allow excavation of remains found in Tuam
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

Long-awaited bill passed to allow excavation of remains found in Tuam

Jul 7th 2022, 12:11 PM 9,949 Views 13 Comments

The legislation allows the children’s remains found at the site to be excavated, recovered, and finally given a formal burial.

# tuam - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Gardaí appealing for witnesses following collision in Tuam yesterday
# Garda Appeal
# Garda Appeal

Gardaí appealing for witnesses following collision in Tuam yesterday

May 24th 2022, 2:23 PM 12,487 Views 1 Comment

A male in his late teens was taken to University Hospital Galway to be treated for his injuries

# tuam - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Burials Bill: New law will allow for Tuam mother and baby home and other sites to be excavated
# Coroner
# Coroner

Burials Bill: New law will allow for Tuam mother and baby home and other sites to be excavated

Updated Feb 22nd 2022, 4:25 PM 14,928 Views 23 Comments
  • The legislation will allow the excavation, recovery and analysis of remains at the site of the former mother and baby institutions
  • The restriction on the jurisdiction of the coroner has been removed entirely from the Bill
  • Catherine Corless said today is "a good day", Órla Ryan reports
Burials Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Burials Bill will be published today, paving the way for Tuam site to finally be excavated

Feb 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 9,223 Views 19 Comments

Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman will bring the draft legislation to Cabinet this morning.

# tuam - Friday 18 February, 2022

Long-awaited Burials Bill to be published next week
# Tuam
# Tuam

Long-awaited Burials Bill to be published next week

Feb 18th 2022, 2:58 PM 12,634 Views 7 Comments

If the legislation passes in the coming months, the site of the former mother and baby institution in Tuam may finally be excavated.

# tuam - Friday 24 December, 2021

Tuam site may finally be excavated in 2022 - five years after 'significant' human remains found
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

Tuam site may finally be excavated in 2022 - five years after 'significant' human remains found

Dec 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 11,870 Views 0 Comments
  • The site of the former mother and baby home may be excavated five years after a "significant" quantity of human remains were found
  • Survivors, relatives and archaeologists have called for the Tuam site to be excavated urgently, Órla Ryan reports
  • The long-awaited Burials Bill and the Birth Information and Tracing Bill are expected to be published in the next two months

# tuam - Monday 29 November, 2021

Gardaí charge eight people in connection to 'violent disorder' at a funeral
# Galway
# Galway

Gardaí charge eight people in connection to 'violent disorder' at a funeral

Updated Nov 29th 2021, 4:42 PM 45,083 Views 0 Comments

The arrests relate to an outbreak of violence at a funeral in Tuam, Co Galway in September.

# tuam - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes
# Tuam
# Tuam

UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes

Nov 10th 2021, 5:19 PM 15,559 Views 11 Comments

The proposed legislation raises “serious concerns in relation to the State’s compliance with its international legal obligations”, the groups note.

# tuam - Sunday 7 November, 2021

'Four years on and still no action': Call for Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated
# The Missing Children
# The Missing Children

'Four years on and still no action': Call for Tuam mother and baby home site to be excavated

Nov 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,921 Views 19 Comments
  • Survivors, relatives and archaeologists are calling for the site to be excavated urgently, Órla Ryan reports
  • They want DNA testing carried out to identify the remains of the children buried in Tuam
  • A new documentary explores the search for the truth about what happened to those who disappeared

# tuam - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

One arrested and seven injured after violent altercation at Galway graveyard
# Tuam
# Tuam

One arrested and seven injured after violent altercation at Galway graveyard

Sep 22nd 2021, 10:51 PM 53,071 Views 0 Comments

Around 30 gardaí responded to the scene in Tuam.

# tuam - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Man (40s) rushed to Beaumont hospital after assault in Tuam
# Galway
# Galway

Man (40s) rushed to Beaumont hospital after assault in Tuam

Jul 11th 2021, 6:18 PM 32,336 Views 9 Comments

The man was seriously injured during the incident.

# tuam - 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 45,428 Views 26 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

# tuam - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

DNA testing for Mother and Baby Home sites could include 'aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews'
# Identification Of Remains
# Identification Of Remains

DNA testing for Mother and Baby Home sites could include 'aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews'

May 18th 2021, 5:40 PM 8,444 Views 10 Comments

The minister has discussed plans for “very significant DNA-based identification process”.

# tuam - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Army bomb disposal make safe a viable explosive device found in Tuam
# Galway
# Galway

Army bomb disposal make safe a viable explosive device found in Tuam

Updated May 12th 2021, 6:10 PM 32,333 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí received the call shortly after 8am and have evacuated a number of people from their homes.

# tuam - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Bessborough survivor says more women 'will die not knowing if their child is rotting in a septic tank'
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

Bessborough survivor says more women 'will die not knowing if their child is rotting in a septic tank'

Updated Apr 27th 2021, 6:15 PM 15,853 Views 6 Comments

The Children’s Committee today discussed legislation that would allow exhumations and re-interment of remains at the sites of former mother and baby institutions.

# tuam - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'Is she dead or alive?': Call for inquests into deaths at mother and baby homes

Updated Apr 14th 2021, 6:00 PM 18,639 Views 27 Comments
  • Inquests must be carried out into all deaths at mother and baby homes, Oireachtas told
  • One Tuam survivor wants to know if his sister is buried at the site, or still alive
  • Ireland 'must meet its domestic and international human rights obligations'

# tuam - Monday 25 January, 2021

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home
# Tuam
# Tuam

Galway County Council 'profoundly sorry' for failing those at Tuam mother and baby home

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 1:47 PM 10,915 Views 16 Comments

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation released a report on its five-year investigation into the homes earlier this month.

# tuam - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

'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 28,121 Views 103 Comments

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

Catherine Corless: Government efforts to help mother and baby homes survivors 'half-hearted'
# Tuam
# Tuam

Catherine Corless: Government efforts to help mother and baby homes survivors 'half-hearted'

Jan 13th 2021, 9:41 AM 16,803 Views 38 Comments

The final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was published yesterday.

# tuam - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

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 14,885 Views 18 Comments

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

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 45,000 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.
'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 27,282 Views 48 Comments

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

# tuam - Monday 11 January, 2021

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 21,300 Views 29 Comments

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

# tuam - 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 9,969 Views 14 Comments

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

# tuam - 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 22,953 Views 20 Comments

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

# tuam - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century
# Cabinet Meeting
# Cabinet Meeting

Government to set up archive of records related to institutional trauma in 20th century

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 8:11 PM 25,542 Views 29 Comments

The government released a statement about the Mother and Baby Homes this evening.

# tuam - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Mayo fire 3-23 as they hammer Galway in football league clash in Tuam
# Green And Red
From The42
# Green And Red

Mayo fire 3-23 as they hammer Galway in football league clash in Tuam

Oct 18th 2020, 3:52 PM 39,064 Views 32 Comments

Mayo hit 2-17 in a remarkable first-half display in the Division 1 tie.

# tuam - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Cabinet approves legislation to excavate site of Tuam mother and baby home
# Tuam
# Tuam

Cabinet approves legislation to excavate site of Tuam mother and baby home

Dec 10th 2019, 12:58 PM 11,354 Views 16 Comments

Between 1925 and 1960, 796 children died at the Tuam mother and baby home.

# tuam - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

CAB seize financial documents in Galway search
# Tuam
# Tuam

CAB seize financial documents in Galway search

Nov 5th 2019, 11:21 AM 24,033 Views 13 Comments

The search was carried out this morning in Tuam.

# tuam - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

It should be possible to collect Tuam survivor DNA samples before legislation, report says
# Tuam
# Tuam

It should be possible to collect Tuam survivor DNA samples before legislation, report says

Sep 11th 2019, 1:53 PM 6,014 Views 4 Comments

Dr Geoffrey Shannon’s Report on the Collection of Tuam Survivors’ DNA has been published today.

# tuam - Saturday 31 August, 2019

'Those who were denied a voice for too long will continue to fight for justice for the lost children of Tuam'
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

'Those who were denied a voice for too long will continue to fight for justice for the lost children of Tuam'

Aug 31st 2019, 9:30 PM 17,248 Views 33 Comments

Family members of the 796 babies who died and survivors of the home held a peaceful protest last month.

# tuam - Sunday 25 August, 2019

'Ghosts in their own country': Government accused of 'wall of silence' over Tuam babies
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

'Ghosts in their own country': Government accused of 'wall of silence' over Tuam babies

Aug 25th 2019, 7:16 PM 16,555 Views 68 Comments

Survivors and family members of the dead babies gathered at the site today.

# tuam - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there

Apr 17th 2019, 12:23 PM 69,061 Views 81 Comments

The commission said the affidavit from the congregation that ran the mother and baby home was “speculative, inaccurate and misleading”.

# tuam - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Religious order that ran Tuam says it was 'under supervision, direction and inspection' of Irish State
# Confidential Letter
# Confidential Letter

Religious order that ran Tuam says it was 'under supervision, direction and inspection' of Irish State

Mar 26th 2019, 6:30 AM 21,337 Views 80 Comments

That’s according to a confidential letter to a government minister.

# tuam - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Mother and Baby Homes commission submits report on burial of those who died in institutions
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home
# Tuam Mother And Baby Home

Mother and Baby Homes commission submits report on burial of those who died in institutions

Mar 16th 2019, 4:58 PM 12,939 Views 26 Comments

The report has been submitted to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone.

# tuam - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Legality of collecting DNA samples from Tuam survivors to be examined
# Tuam
# Tuam

Legality of collecting DNA samples from Tuam survivors to be examined

Feb 13th 2019, 10:59 AM 9,142 Views 49 Comments

The first excavations at the site of the former Tuam mother and baby home was expected to start in the latter half of 2019.

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