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From TheJournal.ie Diarmuid Martin: 'It's hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember' Bessborough

Diarmuid Martin: 'It's hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember'

He called on the Church to avoid returning to attitudes it had shown in the past.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mother and baby homes: Almost 1,000 dead children from Dublin homes sent for medical use Ireland

Mother and baby homes: Almost 1,000 dead children from Dublin homes sent for medical use

The report states that most people will find the arrangements made for these burials “distasteful at a minimum”.

From TheJournal.ie A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes Former Residents

A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes

But the forum of former residents of these institutions that made recommendations are frustrated the government won’t publish its full report.

From TheJournal.ie Surveys to be carried out on burial grounds at Sean Ross Abbey in Tipperary Mother-and-baby Homes

Surveys to be carried out on burial grounds at Sean Ross Abbey in Tipperary

The Commission of Investigation will not be issuing its final report this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Many still don't know where loved ones are buried': Irish abuse conference happening in Boston Magdalene Laundries

'Many still don't know where loved ones are buried': Irish abuse conference happening in Boston

Minister Katherine Zappone will deliver a keynote speech at the event which is exploring adoption and institutional abuses.

From TheJournal.ie 'My mother was tied to the bed and when she couldn't push, one of the nuns sat on her chest' Mother-and-baby Homes

'My mother was tied to the bed and when she couldn't push, one of the nuns sat on her chest'

A new report on mother and baby homes has recommended the State give those affected a statutory right to access files.

From TheJournal.ie Marie Collins: Pope was 'not familiar' with Magdalen laundries or industrial schools Not Clear

Marie Collins: Pope was 'not familiar' with Magdalen laundries or industrial schools

The pope was “not clear” on the issues during Saturday’s meeting, Collins said.

From TheJournal.ie Women never released into society and strategic deceit of illegal adoptions: 'We can't forget' Ireland's Past

Women never released into society and strategic deceit of illegal adoptions: 'We can't forget'

A collaborative forum for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes has been announced.

From TheJournal.ie Names of 239 children who died in Protestant institutions added to memorial headstones

Names of 239 children who died in Protestant institutions added to memorial headstones

The name of a mother who died in childbirth was also added to one of the monuments.

From TheJournal.ie 'Now, I can tell my stories. I've been silenced my whole life': Tuam survivors network launches Survivors

'Now, I can tell my stories. I've been silenced my whole life': Tuam survivors network launches

Survivor Peter Mulryan was born in the Tuam mother and baby home in Galway and lived in the institute for four and half years.

From TheJournal.ie Mother and baby homes: It will be difficult to 'establish facts' on burial records say investigators Need More Time

Mother and baby homes: It will be difficult to 'establish facts' on burial records say investigators

The commission has asked for an year extension to its deadline to publish its full findings.

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 'I'm anxious that every bit of evidence gets out there, just in case it's a carbon copy of Tuam' Catherine Corless

'I'm anxious that every bit of evidence gets out there, just in case it's a carbon copy of Tuam'

Catherine Corless is calling for a full investigation into a former Sisters of Mercy orphanage in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie 'I had no idea that I could've gotten these injections': Home survivor told he was put on vaccine trial Mother-and-baby Homes

'I had no idea that I could've gotten these injections': Home survivor told he was put on vaccine trial

Councillor Francis Timmons says that survivors deserve answers on vaccines trials at mother and baby homes.

From TheJournal.ie Adoption in Ireland: 'We're still going through it, we're still carrying the shame' Stigma

Adoption in Ireland: 'We're still going through it, we're still carrying the shame'

Playwright Noelle Brown, who was born in a mother and baby home, has written a play about her search for her birth mother.

From TheJournal.ie 'You weren't allowed touch your own baby - your own flesh and blood' Truth And Justice

'You weren't allowed touch your own baby - your own flesh and blood'

Survivors of the Magdalene Laundries gathered outside the Dáil yesterday calling for a truth commission into ALL homes around the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm a former child resident of a mother and baby home. We want truth and justice' Transitional Justice

'I'm a former child resident of a mother and baby home. We want truth and justice'

“Institutional Ireland” is still failing survivors of residential institutions, writes Conrad Bryan.

From TheJournal.ie Med schools 'conscious of distress' experienced by families of infants whose remains were sent to universities Anatomy

Med schools 'conscious of distress' experienced by families of infants whose remains were sent to universities

Some 474 unclaimed infant remains were transferred from mother and baby homes to universities from 1940 to 1965.

From TheJournal.ie 'I gave birth to my child on a metal table at 18, alone in a room in a convent' Bessborough This post contains videos

'I gave birth to my child on a metal table at 18, alone in a room in a convent'

Deirdre Wadding says her time in the Cork mother and baby home in 1981 has haunted her ever since.

From TheJournal.ie Second excavation gets underway into alleged mass grave at Mother and Baby home Tuam

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.

From TheJournal.ie Over 400 potential witnesses come forward after mother and baby homes appeal More Time Needed

Over 400 potential witnesses come forward after mother and baby homes appeal

The commission has been granted an extension to the time frame for the publication of two of the three reports it is preparing.

From TheJournal.ie Adopted people are desperately trying to seek their natural families - before it's too late Find My Family

Adopted people are desperately trying to seek their natural families - before it's too late

People trying to find their birth relatives before they die have to wait two years to see a social worker.

From TheJournal.ie "Ireland saw her as a fallen woman - but she was my mother" Survivors

"Ireland saw her as a fallen woman - but she was my mother"

Dublin councillor Francis Timmons, who grew up in a mother and baby home in the 1970s, is calling for James Reilly to take a look at redress schemes for survivors.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've got family at last': Brothers born in mother and baby homes reunited after nearly 80 years Together At Last

'I've got family at last': Brothers born in mother and baby homes reunited after nearly 80 years

Their mother ended up in a Magdelene home where she remained until her death at the age of 82.

From TheJournal.ie Should adopted children have the right to contact their natural mother? Not if it endangers vulnerable women Opinion

Should adopted children have the right to contact their natural mother? Not if it endangers vulnerable women

My natural mother wants nothing to do with me and so I leave her in peace, however painful it is to do so.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply wrong': Labour TD abstains from vote on mother and baby homes inquiry Unmarried Mothers

'Deeply wrong': Labour TD abstains from vote on mother and baby homes inquiry

Labour TD Anne Ferris abstained from the vote criticising the lack of objectivity of the investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Mother and baby home survivor: My son is in his 42nd year - I might never get to hug him Ireland's Past

Mother and baby home survivor: My son is in his 42nd year - I might never get to hug him

Survivors of mother and baby homes were given clarity today on the powers that will be given to the commission of inquiry.

From TheJournal.ie The Government is on track to finally investigate mother-and-baby homes Ireland's Past

The Government is on track to finally investigate mother-and-baby homes

Survivors want a fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them.

From TheJournal.ie Fears that survivors will die before mother-and-baby home probe even begins Bethany Home

Fears that survivors will die before mother-and-baby home probe even begins

The founder of one survivors’ group said they don’t want any more p

From TheJournal.ie Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages? Tuam Babies

Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?

James Reilly isn’t so sure.

From TheJournal.ie "It's so important to get this inquiry right" Tuam Babies

"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.

From TheJournal.ie Just one priest agreed to be interviewed for documentary on mother-and-baby homes Tuam Babies

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.

From TheJournal.ie Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish 'illegitimate children' Ireland's Lost Babies

Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish 'illegitimate children'

Martin Sixsmith travels to Ireland and America to reveal the moving stories of parents and children.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: No person or institution can be left behind in the mother-and-baby home inquiry Inquiry

Opinion: No person or institution can be left behind in the mother-and-baby home inquiry

There are serious concerns about the forthcoming mother-and-baby home inquiry; there is no international judge and a glaring lack of public debate.

From TheJournal.ie 'I never fought with her over toys': Here is Anne Ferris's moving Dáil speech about her sister SPeaking From The Heart

'I never fought with her over toys': Here is Anne Ferris's moving Dáil speech about her sister

She was speaking during a Dáil debate on mother and baby homes.

From TheJournal.ie It's politicians' last day in Leinster House before the summer holidays, here's what they're up to Oireachtas Agenda

It's politicians' last day in Leinster House before the summer holidays, here's what they're up to

They’ll be off on holidays – sorry, doing constituency work – until September.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the latest information about the Tuam mother-and-baby home Findings

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry Investigation

Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry

The Commission have been asked to include a wide range of institutions within their scope of their inquiry.

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