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From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves legislation to excavate site of Tuam mother and baby home Tuam

Cabinet approves legislation to excavate site of Tuam mother and baby home

Between 1925 and 1960, 796 children died at the Tuam mother and baby home.

From TheJournal.ie CAB seize financial documents in Galway search Tuam

CAB seize financial documents in Galway search

The search was carried out this morning in Tuam.

From TheJournal.ie It should be possible to collect Tuam survivor DNA samples before legislation, report says Tuam

It should be possible to collect Tuam survivor DNA samples before legislation, report says

Dr Geoffrey Shannon’s Report on the Collection of Tuam Survivors’ DNA has been published today.

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 'Ghosts in their own country': Government accused of 'wall of silence' over Tuam babies Mother And Baby Home

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mother and Baby Homes commission submits report on burial of those who died in institutions Tuam Mother And Baby Home

Mother and Baby Homes commission submits report on burial of those who died in institutions

The report has been submitted to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone.

From TheJournal.ie Legality of collecting DNA samples from Tuam survivors to be examined Tuam

Legality of collecting DNA samples from Tuam survivors to be examined

The first excavations at the site of the former Tuam mother and baby home was expected to start in the latter half of 2019.

From The42 13 yellow, 4 black and one red card shown as Roscommon retain FBD League title Rossies Roar

13 yellow, 4 black and one red card shown as Roscommon retain FBD League title

Donie Smith hit 0-8 for the winners against Galway.

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 '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 Government sought more money from Bon Secours Sisters for Tuam burial site excavation works Tuam Mother And Baby Home

Government sought more money from Bon Secours Sisters for Tuam burial site excavation works

The religious order has pledged €2.5 million towards the works which will cost between €6-€13m.

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 Missing man found safe and well Tuam

Missing man found safe and well

Gardaí in Galway have thanked the public for their assistance.

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 Objection to planning permission for bookies in town centre as it would create a 'no-go area' Tuam

Objection to planning permission for bookies in town centre as it would create a 'no-go area'

The decision from Galway City Council to grant permission for the betting shop has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

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 Garda arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after he was spotted driving erratically with burst tyre Galway
From TheJournal.ie Call for Protestant burial site to be excavated to examine bodies from mother and baby homes Bethany Home

Call for Protestant burial site to be excavated to examine bodies from mother and baby homes

The Bethany Home Survivors’ Group has identified over 200 children from the home who were buried at Mount Jerome cemetery.

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 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 '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 Call for Tuam Town Hall to remove memorial to Irish Confederate major Major Dick Dowling

Call for Tuam Town Hall to remove memorial to Irish Confederate major

Shaun Cunniffe said that the plaque should be removed to a museum so that people can discuss the issues around it.

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 '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 '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 '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 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 '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 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 Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin Religious Orders

Hospitals still owned by the Catholic Church should be handed over to the State, says Micheál Martin

He also described what happened to mother and baby home survivors as” unchristian cruelty”.

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.

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