I’m going to tell you a little about what it is like being friends with a survivor of institutional abuse and the mother and baby institutions. Each day we wake up to something new that triggers her. Everyday something unexpected will set off the flashbacks and yet every day is a blessing.
Thu, 23 Jan, 2020
A public representative who was born in a mother and baby home won unanimous support from her colleagues to call on the government to buy the home rather than see it fall into the hands of private developers.
Tue, 26 Nov, 2019
The Taoiseach says the government will do "anything reasonable within its power" to secure the family support services and jobs at the Bessborough family centre in Cork which is facing closure within months.
Tue, 15 Oct, 2019
The religious order which owns the Bessborough campus in Cork City has been accused of abandoning its moral compass after confirming it plans to pull the plug on its involvement in the family centre which cares for vulnerable families and children.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
It is opportune that the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes should be published during Holy Week when another unjust crucifixion, that of innocent babies and children, occurred at these homes.
Sat, 20 Apr, 2019
Limerick woman, Ann O'Gorman, who had a little girl called Evelyn at Bessborough when she was just 17 years old, says that gardaí need to intervene in order to question members of the religious order who are still alive.
Fri, 19 Apr, 2019
The Mother and Baby Homes Commission has said it is “very difficult to comprehend” how the Order which ran Bessborough has no information as to where over 800 children who died in their care are buried.
Thu, 18 Apr, 2019
Four years after the establishment of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission, the focus of its investigation has clearly moved away from Tuam and onto other headline-generating institutions like Bessborough and Sean Ross Abbey, writes
Wed, 17 Apr, 2019
Children's Minister Katherine Zappone has said the State Commission has found no physical or documentary evidence of systematic burials at Bessborough, but considers that it is highly likely that burials took place there.
Wed, 17 Apr, 2019
The State may be party to the “continuing offence” of preventing a lawful and decent burial unless it fully exhumes, sorts, and buries any infant remains that are found in unmarked plots connected to former mother and baby homes.
Thu, 25 Oct, 2018