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Survivors consider legal action to get health records amid 'bizarre' row with department
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Survivors consider legal action to get health records amid 'bizarre' row with department

Sep 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,618 Views 0 Comments
  • Survivors of mother and baby institutions have been told to submit FOI requests, despite already applying under GDPR
  • A number of women are considering legal action, Órla Ryan reports
  • Noelle Brown says the latest development is "despicable" and "ridiculous"
The Explainer: What's next for the Mother and Baby Home Commission?
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The Explainer: What's next for the Mother and Baby Home Commission?

Jun 11th 2021, 6:00 PM 2,886 Views 3 Comments

Catriona Crowe and Órla Ryan join us on this week’s podcast.

'Painfully visible shortcomings': Catriona Crowe on the problems with the Mother and Baby Home Commission
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'Painfully visible shortcomings': Catriona Crowe on the problems with the Mother and Baby Home Commission

Jun 9th 2021, 10:47 AM 11,384 Views 7 Comments

Catriona Crowe examines the Commission’s report, details its shortcomings and issues, and explains what needs to happen next.

Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'
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Kathleen Funchion: 'I fear the Mother and Baby Home developments have only compounded an existing and deep hurt'

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:35 PM 7,414 Views 7 Comments

Funchion, who is chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children, describes her shock over recent issues with the Mother and Baby Home Commission.

Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept
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Illegal adoption investigator says she was treated 'disrespectfully and in an unprofessional manner' by Dept

Apr 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 48,156 Views 28 Comments

She lodged a complaint about the department’s ‘failure to comply with the assurances’ provided to her.

Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week
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Minister to bring memo on illegal birth registrations to Cabinet next week

Mar 3rd 2021, 2:09 PM 7,522 Views 6 Comments

The review was commissioned in 2018 but its publication was delayed.

Part of controversial plans for apartments at Bessborough refused planning permission
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Part of controversial plans for apartments at Bessborough refused planning permission

Feb 2nd 2021, 2:20 PM 9,154 Views 5 Comments

Survivors of Bessborough mother and baby home have welcomed the news.

Report into Northern Ireland's mother and baby homes to be published today
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Report into Northern Ireland's mother and baby homes to be published today

Jan 26th 2021, 9:18 AM 7,744 Views 5 Comments

Stormont’s leaders are facing calls to establish a public inquiry into the institutions.

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

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 1:47 PM 10,854 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.

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister From TheJournal.ie

Local councils to apologise for their involvement in Ireland's mother and baby homes, says minister

Jan 20th 2021, 6:10 PM 7,610 Views 7 Comments

There were emotional contributions by some TDs in the Dáil today.

O'Gorman, Taoiseach and AG 'at one' on prioritising legislation on adopted people's access to records
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O'Gorman, Taoiseach and AG 'at one' on prioritising legislation on adopted people's access to records

Jan 17th 2021, 4:05 PM 10,935 Views 18 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said that the legislation would have GDPR at the heart of it.

Church of Ireland apologises following mother and baby homes report
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Church of Ireland apologises following mother and baby homes report

Jan 15th 2021, 8:10 PM 21,675 Views 42 Comments

The church said it was complicit ‘as with the rest of society’ in stigmatising unmarried women and their children.

Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access
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Attorney General tells Taoiseach referendum not needed to grant adopted people birth cert access

Jan 15th 2021, 5:00 PM 13,425 Views 27 Comments

Survivors have campaigned for access to their personal information for years.

Mother and baby home report and government's response is a 'whitewash', says Boyd Barrett
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Mother and baby home report and government's response is a 'whitewash', says Boyd Barrett

Jan 13th 2021, 1:32 PM 32,067 Views 72 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is concerned his statement yesterday is being presented in a certain light.

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Government to investigate leaking of details of Mother and Baby Homes report

Jan 12th 2021, 7:12 PM 13,214 Views 38 Comments

The State’s most senior civil servant is to head up an inquiry into the leaking of Government information.

Minister expresses serious concerns about planning permission for apartments at Bessborough site
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Minister expresses serious concerns about planning permission for apartments at Bessborough site

Jan 12th 2021, 4:05 PM 14,299 Views 12 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman has asked planners to read today’s Commision of Investigation’s findings on burials at the former mother and baby home.

Taoiseach to give Dáil apology to those impacted by Mother and Baby Home
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Taoiseach to give Dáil apology to those impacted by Mother and Baby Home

Jan 10th 2021, 12:27 PM 20,118 Views 47 Comments

Micheál Martin is to give the apology on behalf of the State and wider society.

The Explainer: What exactly happened with the mother and baby home legislation?
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The Explainer: What exactly happened with the mother and baby home legislation?

Nov 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,407 Views 1 Comment

And what happens to the records now?

Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report
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Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report

Oct 30th 2020, 5:02 PM 14,559 Views 13 Comments

The Taoiseach met with survivor and advocacy groups this morning.

Taoiseach says he's determined to have Mother and Baby Homes report published 'as quickly as possible'
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Taoiseach says he's determined to have Mother and Baby Homes report published 'as quickly as possible'

Oct 29th 2020, 3:17 PM 17,327 Views 33 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman is due to receive the report tomorrow.

Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister
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Never the intention that mother and baby home legislation would cause 'such anxiety and anger', says minister

Oct 28th 2020, 1:53 PM 27,028 Views 63 Comments

Cabinet is expected to discuss the fallout from the controversy over the handling of legislation which was passed last week.

Caelainn Hogan: 'This institution for ‘unmarried mothers’ is not part of some distant past - it closed in 2006'
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Caelainn Hogan: 'This institution for ‘unmarried mothers’ is not part of some distant past - it closed in 2006'

Aug 23rd 2020, 12:00 PM 42,480 Views 45 Comments

Writer Caelainn Hogan has accessed files that give an insight into life at a Donegal mother-and-baby home known as The Castle.

'Those who were denied a voice for too long will continue to fight for justice for the lost children of Tuam'
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'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 17,166 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Aug 25th 2019, 7:16 PM 16,407 Views 68 Comments

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

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

Mar 26th 2019, 6:30 AM 21,241 Views 78 Comments

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

Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019
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Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019

Dec 29th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,572 Views 19 Comments

The government must first pass legislation allowing it to carry out excavations.

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

Sep 25th 2018, 9:26 PM 11,416 Views 0 Comments

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.

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

Aug 26th 2018, 3:27 PM 15,485 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Jul 26th 2018, 4:50 PM 9,607 Views 67 Comments

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

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

Jul 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 26,739 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Jul 6th 2018, 3:49 PM 8,750 Views 27 Comments

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

Over 70 babies who died at Bethany Home - and one mother - to be named on new memorial stone
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Over 70 babies who died at Bethany Home - and one mother - to be named on new memorial stone

Jun 24th 2018, 4:00 PM 16,238 Views 19 Comments

The stone will be unveiled next week.

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

Apr 21st 2018, 9:00 PM 29,670 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Apr 13th 2018, 10:27 AM 8,714 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Mar 20th 2018, 6:00 AM 12,448 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Feb 17th 2018, 10:00 AM 10,224 Views 26 Comments

The burials took place between 1922 and 1998.

Report sets out five options of what could happen at Tuam
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Report sets out five options of what could happen at Tuam

Dec 12th 2017, 3:40 PM 33,933 Views 65 Comments

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

'Fearless' Catherine Corless wins human rights award
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'Fearless' Catherine Corless wins human rights award

Oct 26th 2017, 5:00 PM 12,447 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Jul 9th 2017, 9:00 PM 31,033 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Jul 7th 2017, 8:41 PM 9,916 Views 29 Comments

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

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