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From TheJournal.ie 'Those who were denied a voice for too long will continue to fight for justice for the lost children of Tuam' Mother And Baby Home

'Those who were denied a voice for too long will continue to fight for justice for the lost children of Tuam'

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

From TheJournal.ie Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019 Forensics

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Exceptionally important decision': Full forensic excavation of Tuam mother and baby home to take place Tuam Babies

'Exceptionally important decision': Full forensic excavation of Tuam mother and baby home to take place

The Government has been offered €2.5 million by the Bon Secours Sisters, who ran the home, towards the excavation.

From TheJournal.ie Zappone confirms she told pope about children's bodies in sewage system of Tuam home Tuam Babies

Zappone confirms she told pope about children's bodies in sewage system of Tuam home

After meeting Minister Zappone the Pope referenced the encounter in a speech.

From TheJournal.ie Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church In Memory

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church

Erin Darcy says the names of the children should be listed at the grave site.

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 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 'Today is about Tuam': Catherine Corless commends Zappone for appointing experts to investigate burial site Mass Graves

'Today is about Tuam': Catherine Corless commends Zappone for appointing experts to investigate burial site

We need a “comprehensive understanding into the truth of what happened in our country,” Zappone said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Something urgent has to be done with the Tuam site - it can't just be left as it is' Catherine Corless

'Something urgent has to be done with the Tuam site - it can't just be left as it is'

Decisions are to be made over what is to happen with the exhumation of remains from the Tuam site, those affected say.

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 Pressure mounts on Church to 'pay up' on sexual abuse redress as Taoiseach says 'get on with it' Money Due

Pressure mounts on Church to 'pay up' on sexual abuse redress as Taoiseach says 'get on with it'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Church needs to reflect on the commitment it made in 2002.

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 Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD Tuam Babies

Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD

“Age should not diminish responsibility,” said the Independent Alliance TD.

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 UN committee warns scope of mother and baby homes inquiry is too narrow Women's Rights

UN committee warns scope of mother and baby homes inquiry is too narrow

A UN Committee added that the Eighth Amendment “unduly restricts access to abortion”.

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 Catholic bishop: 'We hang our heads in shame' over Tuam mass grave Tuam Babies

Catholic bishop: 'We hang our heads in shame' over Tuam mass grave

Bishop Brendan Leahy was challenged by a woman at today’s Citizens’ Assembly.

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 These were the 796 children who died at Tuam Mother and Baby Home RIP

These were the 796 children who died at Tuam Mother and Baby Home

Historian Catherine Corless has shared her painstaking records of every single child whose death was registered to the home.

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 Here's What Happened Today: Friday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Mother and Baby Homes Commission finds children’s remains at Tuam site – it’s the Fix.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'These children need to be remembered': It's almost a year since the Tuam Babies controversy Media Frenzy

'These children need to be remembered': It's almost a year since the Tuam Babies controversy

Historian Catherine Corless and some mother and baby home survivors have been looking back at the time the story broke last year.

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 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 Second burial ground found at Tuam mother and baby home Tuam Babies

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.

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 Row brews over Terry Prone Tuam babies email Tuam Babies

Row brews over Terry Prone Tuam babies email

“If you come here, you’ll find no mass grave, no evidence that children were ever so buried”

From TheJournal.ie Almost 500 unclaimed infant bodies were sent to anatomy departments from 1940-65 Mother And Baby Home

Almost 500 unclaimed infant bodies were sent to anatomy departments from 1940-65

The handing over of infant remains was legal under the Anatomy Act 1832 so as to provide “legal cadavers” for medical research.

From TheJournal.ie This 1940s letter describes the 'decent class' of unmarried mothers who were 'first offenders' State Files

This 1940s letter describes the 'decent class' of unmarried mothers who were 'first offenders'

The letter details how one hospital was struggling to find foster mothers for children.

From TheJournal.ie Victims of mother-and-baby homes should give evidence in public if they want to - Human rights group State Obligation

Victims of mother-and-baby homes should give evidence in public if they want to - Human rights group

The IHREC wants strong powers for the commission of investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: After two decades as a journalist, no project I’ve handled has been quite as harrowing Institutional Abuse

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.

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