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#Tuam

# tuam - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: It is a bittersweet time for victims of institutional abuse – the least we can do is listen

Victims of mother-and-baby homes as well as the Bethany Homes must finally have their voices heard.

Opinion: Abuse and neglect are being hidden in plain sight – but will we open our eyes?

History will judge us every bit as harshly as we are now judging the society which condemned women and children to mother-and-baby homes.

# tuam - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Department of Health says it will return state files to National Archive

The records are there for anybody who wants to view them – unless there are personal details involved.

# tuam - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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

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

# tuam - 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.

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

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

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"

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

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

"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 mass grave to be discussed at Cabinet this morning

Sinn Féin is calling for an independent judicial inquiry to be set up immediately.

# tuam - Monday 9 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about mother and baby homes, a homeless shelter and the death of Rik Mayall.

Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report

It is believed the trials took place between 1960 to 1976.

Tusla given "sensitive, personal" records from three mother-and-baby homes

The information relates to the Tuam home, Bessborough in Cork, and St Patrick’s on the Navan Road in Dublin.

Education Minister backs Archbishop's call for mother-and-baby homes investigation

Diarmuid Martin has called for a “full-bodied investigation” into all mother-and-baby homes.

# tuam - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Archbishop calls for 'full-bodied investigation' into all mother-and-baby homes

Diarmuid Martin said that any investigation needs to ensure that the culture that existed in past has been stamped out.

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 - 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 - Friday 6 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about ground tests at the Tuam grave site, mayors and our improved credit rating.

Radar tests carried out on Tuam site to find mass grave

The test has been commissioned by the Irish Mail on Sunday which will publish the results in this weekend’s edition of the paper.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning as we edge closer to the weekend.

# tuam - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about the Tuam babies, redundancies and a manhunt in Canada.

Opinion: Tuam's 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words

The misogynistic meddling of the Catholic church in affairs of this young state was detrimental to the blossoming of a whole, enlightened and fulfilled society – and nobody bore the brunt of that more than vulnerable women and their babies.

Lunchtime Fix: 7 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Archbishop of Tuam "horrified and saddened" to learn of mass child burials

Archbishop Michael Neary has welcomed the Government’s announcement that a number of departments will examine the issue.

# tuam - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the mass grave in Tuam, the Leaving Cert and a spat between a Dublin Bus driver and a cyclist.

Multiple government departments to deal with 'deeply disturbing revelations' of child burials

The issue has come to light as a result of research which found death records for 796 infants in an unmarked grave beside a children’s home.

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.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know today.

# tuam - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the Labour Party, the bodies of 800 babies in Tuam and a review of the Justice Department.

Allegations about mass grave of 800 babies 'being taken very, very seriously'

“This is turning into a horrific account of maltreatment, neglect and a complete abdication of responsibility”.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# tuam - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Brennan's bread, cannabis, and the world's heaviest man: The week in numbers

Plus: How many postmen are attacked by dogs every week.

Opinion: Mass grave 'filled to the brim with tiny bones and skulls' shows how we cherish children

The bodies of 800 “illegitimate” children, ranging in age from nine years to two days, have been uncovered in Tuam. But do people care any more now than they did then?