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From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach to meet Catherine Corless after 'paying respects' at Tuam site Mother And Baby Home

Taoiseach to meet Catherine Corless after 'paying respects' at Tuam site

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil today that he made a private visit to Tuam on his way home from a conference in Galway recently.

From TheJournal.ie Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers Mother And Baby Home This post contains videos

Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers

A vigil to remember babies who died at the home is being held this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time Tuam Site

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time

How to memorialise the past, as well as what health and well-being supports are needed for former residents will be discussed.

From TheJournal.ie Adrienne Corless: 'It looks like the consultation facilitators dug deep to find resistance to full excavation' Tuam Mother And Baby Home

Adrienne Corless: 'It looks like the consultation facilitators dug deep to find resistance to full excavation'

There was only ever one thing to do: excavate the site and DNA test the remains without delay, writes Adrienne Corless.

From TheJournal.ie Tuam: Ex-residents and families want further excavation and DNA analysis Public Consultation

Tuam: Ex-residents and families want further excavation and DNA analysis

Galway County Council received 799 written submissions on what to do with the Tuam site where a mass grave was found.

From TheJournal.ie Over 70 babies who died at Bethany Home - and one mother - to be named on new memorial stone Mother And Baby Home
From TheJournal.ie 'Living with a longterm illness gives you this way of viewing the world' Entropy

'Living with a longterm illness gives you this way of viewing the world'

Visual artist Katie Moore has created a piece based on Catherine Corless’s Tuam Mother and Baby Home discovery.

From TheJournal.ie Experts say Tuam remains should be able to be identified using advanced DNA technology Tuam Mother And Baby Home

Experts say Tuam remains should be able to be identified using advanced DNA technology

A team of scientists have contradicted an expert technical group over the remains

From TheJournal.ie Mother and baby home activist refuses to join selection panel for survivors' forum Bethany Home

Mother and baby home activist refuses to join selection panel for survivors' forum

Derek Leinster said that he believes that instead, Bethany Home survivors should be given redress before many of them die.

From TheJournal.ie Hunt for details on child burials at Bessboro mother and baby home Mother And Baby Home

Hunt for details on child burials at Bessboro mother and baby home

The burials took place between 1922 and 1998.

From TheJournal.ie Report sets out five options of what could happen at Tuam Mass Grave

Report sets out five options of what could happen at Tuam

The report said it would be particularly difficult to identify “commingled remains” and the remains of children under two.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fearless' Catherine Corless wins human rights award Mother And Baby Home

'Fearless' Catherine Corless wins human rights award

Her research led to the discovery of human remains at the site of a former mother and baby home in Tuam.

From TheJournal.ie Home survivor sent photos from time there after TheJournal.ie story Never Seen Before

Home survivor sent photos from time there after TheJournal.ie story

Councillor Francis Timmons spoke to TheJournal.ie about his time at Madonna House mother and baby home two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie The 'mixing of remains' will make it very difficult to identify babies at Tuam site Mother And Baby Home

The 'mixing of remains' will make it very difficult to identify babies at Tuam site

“There are currently no known comparative sites, nationally or internationally,” said the Department of Children in a statement.

From TheJournal.ie 'Immoral and repulsive': Fury at Zappone's refusal for redress for mother and baby home survivors Shameful Decision

'Immoral and repulsive': Fury at Zappone's refusal for redress for mother and baby home survivors

The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors called it a “shameful decision”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Urgent action is needed': Letters reveal shock at discovery of human remains at mother and baby home Tuam This post contains videos

'Urgent action is needed': Letters reveal shock at discovery of human remains at mother and baby home

The Commission into Mother and Baby Homes wrote to Minister Katherine Zappone before the ‘very shocking’ news broke.

From TheJournal.ie 'After hours of questioning by “experts”, Theresa was left traumatised and had to make her own way home' Column

'After hours of questioning by “experts”, Theresa was left traumatised and had to make her own way home'

Redressing survivors of Mother and Baby homes needs to avoid the pitfalls of the Residential Institution Redress Board for Industrial and Reformatory School survivors, writes Sinead Pembroke.

From TheJournal.ie 'Enda, parents sent children to industrial schools because a court compelled them or they had no choice' Opinion

'Enda, parents sent children to industrial schools because a court compelled them or they had no choice'

Enda Kenny has said he wants to deal with the dark legacies of our past but following his statements this week, he’s still way off the mark, writes Sinead Pembroke.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wasn't shocked, I knew they were there': Catherine Corless receives standing ovation on Late Late Tuam Babies

'I wasn't shocked, I knew they were there': Catherine Corless receives standing ovation on Late Late

Corless and some former residents of the home spoke to Ryan Tubridy this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Catherine Corless says more human remains are likely to be buried under Tuam playground Mother And Baby Home

Catherine Corless says more human remains are likely to be buried under Tuam playground

Galway County Council has said no remains were found when the housing estate and playground were being built.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: 'We took their babies and gifted them, sold them, trafficked them and starved them' Tuam Babies This post contains videos

Watch: 'We took their babies and gifted them, sold them, trafficked them and starved them'

Minister Zappone has agreed to a small scoping exercise to assess if the mother and baby home investigation can be expanded.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny says babies at Tuam home were treated like 'some kind of sub-species' Tuam Babies

Enda Kenny says babies at Tuam home were treated like 'some kind of sub-species'

The Taoiseach said it was up to the coroner and everyone else involved to decide on the next steps.

From TheJournal.ie 'You were just a bastard in their eyes. But they can't hide from the truth now' Tuam Babies

'You were just a bastard in their eyes. But they can't hide from the truth now'

PJ Haverty’s mother spent five years hammering on the door of the Tuam home trying to get the nuns to return her son – instead they gave him away.

From TheJournal.ie Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women 'every chance of keeping their secret' State Files

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I was so badly whipped I had to be taken to hospital' - Mother and baby home survivor Tuam Babies

'I was so badly whipped I had to be taken to hospital' - Mother and baby home survivor

Adaser said that a “shiver went up her back” when she read of the Tuam home news.

From TheJournal.ie No mourning at final resting place of Tuam babies - only an eerie silence Peace At Last

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.

From TheJournal.ie Tuam babies: What's been happening since the mass grave revelations three years ago? Mother And Baby Home

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.

From TheJournal.ie Castlepollard Mother and Baby Home survivor: 'We're not shocked by the news' Column

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.

From TheJournal.ie She was right: How Catherine Corless uncovered what happened in Tuam Tuam Babies

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”.

From TheJournal.ie 'It wasn't a home, it was a prison': Former residents from Tuam mother and baby home react Liveline

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Nuns who ran Tuam home have 'no comment' to make on today's revelations Bon Secours Sisters

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.

From TheJournal.ie Tuam babies: Next steps in finding the truth behind their deaths Investigation

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.

From TheJournal.ie Excavation to take place at site of alleged mass grave at Tuam Mother And Baby Home

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court Mother And Baby Home

Bethany Home survivor takes first step in bringing case to human rights court

The survivor who wants to bring the case said that it had taken 23 years to get to this point.

From TheJournal.ie Mother and baby home survivors say their community is "torn in half" over inquiry terms Inquiry

Mother and baby home survivors say their community is "torn in half" over inquiry terms

They are seeking the remit of the commission to be widened and will hold a protest against it today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Children not claimed by parents will be kept in the institution until they reach school age' Mother And Baby Home

'Children not claimed by parents will be kept in the institution until they reach school age'

Yesterday Paul Redmond gave an in depth historical look at St Patrick’s mother and baby home in Dublin. Here are some of the local government reports from the time.

From TheJournal.ie Over 9,000 Irish women or 'inmates' went through these doors, forced to repent Column

Over 9,000 Irish women or 'inmates' went through these doors, forced to repent

Paul Redmond tells us what he has learned about St Patrick’s Mother and Baby Home in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie This woman thought she had found her birth mother's family, but it wasn't what it seemed DNA

This woman thought she had found her birth mother's family, but it wasn't what it seemed

“I was so happy those days, I was thinking ‘This is definitely right, this is my family’.”

From TheJournal.ie ‘For the first time in 16 years we were treated the same as Catholics’ Bethany Home

‘For the first time in 16 years we were treated the same as Catholics’

Mother and baby homes, including one group from a Protestant home, met with Minister James Reilly this month.

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