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#Tuam

# tuam - Saturday 4 March, 2017

No mourning at final resting place of Tuam babies - only an eerie silence

TheJournal.ie finds a town reeling from confirmation of the truth hidden for generations in a muddy plot.

Tuam babies: What's been happening since the mass grave revelations three years ago?

Reports about a mass grave first hit the headlines in May of 2014. Here’s what’s happened since.

# tuam - Friday 3 March, 2017

Castlepollard Mother and Baby Home survivor: 'We're not shocked by the news'

Tuam must not be seen in isolation and unfortunately is only the tip of the iceberg, writes Paul Redmond.

She was right: How Catherine Corless uncovered what happened in Tuam

“So many things get covered up these days, I am just so thankful that this has come out”.

'It wasn't a home, it was a prison': Former residents from Tuam mother and baby home react

Catherine Corless said that she has the names of 798 children who could be among the remains at the home.

Nuns who ran Tuam home have 'no comment' to make on today's revelations

They did say that they are fully committed to the Commission of Investigation ‘seeking the truth’ about what happened.

Tuam babies: Next steps in finding the truth behind their deaths

A significant amount of human remains were found in sewage chambers at a site first located by researcher Catherine Corless.

Remains of young children and babies found in sewage chambers at Tuam mother and baby home

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

# tuam - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Body of man in his 60s found at side of Galway road

The body of a man in his mid-60s was discovered at Kilcloghans, Tuam, at about 11am this morning.

# tuam - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Second excavation gets underway into alleged mass grave at Mother and Baby home

It is alleged that 800 babies are buried at the site of the Mother and Baby Home in Galway.

# tuam - Saturday 31 December, 2016

84-year-old man in critical condition after Galway hit-and-run

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which occurred Wednesday afternoon.

# tuam - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Teenager in serious condition after Galway crash

There were four males in the car in total.

# tuam - Friday 30 September, 2016

Excavation to take place at site of alleged mass grave at Tuam

The excavation will take place following allegations about the deaths of 800 babies and the manner in which they were buried.

# tuam - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Two years after it was set up, what's happening with the mother and baby home inquiry?

This week Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone announced it will be two more years before the report is published.

# tuam - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Missing teenage girl found in Galway

Gardaí thanked the public for their assistance.

# tuam - Sunday 20 December, 2015

"It would be a crime not to give us justice while we are still living"

They have been included in the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes, but Bethany Home survivors say they can’t wait another two years.

# tuam - Saturday 6 June, 2015

A 55-year-old man has died in a road accident in Galway

The accident happened at Cloonmore, near Tuam, at 2.20 am this morning.

# tuam - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Toddler in serious condition after being run over by car in driveway

The incident happened near Tuam.

# tuam - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road

Confidential documents were scattered on the Tuam to Athenry road.

From The Daily Edge The M17 Tuam to Gort motorway gets the Shawshank Redemption treatment Red Speaks

The M17 Tuam to Gort motorway gets the Shawshank Redemption treatment

Get busy living, or get busy drivin’.

# tuam - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Masked intruders assault elderly men in aggravated burglary

The burglars demanded money from the two men at a house in Tuam.

# tuam - Thursday 13 November, 2014

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

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

# tuam - Monday 10 November, 2014

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

Second burial ground found at Tuam mother and baby home

It is not believed. however, that the plot holds any more bodies than previously disclosed.

# tuam - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Just one priest agreed to be interviewed for documentary on mother-and-baby homes

Director Saskia Weber said she is hopeful more religious figures will come forward.

# tuam - Friday 10 October, 2014

Opinion: Questions remain unanswered over the Tuam mother-and-baby home

To understand what happened, it is vital to hold inquests into the deaths of all those buried at the site of the former home.

# tuam - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Here's the latest information about the Tuam mother-and-baby home

The question of a suitable memorial is now being looked at by the Tuam Home Graveyard Committee.

# tuam - Monday 14 July, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

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

# tuam - Sunday 13 July, 2014

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

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.

# tuam - Thursday 10 July, 2014

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

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.

# tuam - Monday 30 June, 2014

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

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…

# tuam - Sunday 29 June, 2014

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

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…

# tuam - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Opinion: After two decades as a journalist, no project I’ve handled has been quite as harrowing

In the course of compiling a book about the abuse of children in industrial schools, I came face to face with one of the darkest chapters in Ireland’s history.

# tuam - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

It's not just Tuam... Mother-and-baby probe needs to examine at least 100 institutions, Minister told

Survivors, campaigners and academics say the scope of the Commission may need to be widened to take in private nursing homes, mental institutions and smaller mother-and-baby homes.

# tuam - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Government reminded local authorities of their obligation to report infant deaths in mother and baby homes in 1946

Maternity homes that did not notify the authorities were liable to be fined up to ten pounds.

# tuam - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Here are the state files recalled from the National Archives by the Department of Health

Two of the files requisitioned by the department as part of the investigation into mother and baby homes relate to the Bon Secours home in Tuam.

# tuam - 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”.

Transitions Optical warns of 60 redundancies as work moves to Asia

It’s expected that redundancies will be completed by the end of the year.

# tuam - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Opinion: Where does fatherhood feature in story of mother-and-baby homes?

Interestingly, in all the coverage about mother-and-baby homes over the past few weeks, the role of the fathers hasn’t been addressed to any extent.