THE burial locations of thousands of babies born in mother and baby homes remain unknown after investigators hit unexplained gaps in official records and claims by religious orders that they did not know what went on.
Thu, 18 Apr, 2019
Three separate diphtheria outbreaks among infants in one of the country’s mother and baby homes had 100% mortality rates.
Thu, 12 Feb, 2015
The order which ran the mother-and-baby home in Bessborough in Cork initially refused to transfer files relating to controversial vaccine trials to the HSE.
Tue, 10 Jun, 2014
No full-scale audit has ever been carried out into tens of thousands of files given to the State by the religious orders which ran Ireland’s mother-and-baby homes.
A member of the Bessborough Mother and Baby Group has called for a dig to be conducted at the former home in Cork.
Mon, 09 Jun, 2014
Children adopted from a mother-and-baby home run by the Sacred Heart Sisters in Cork have called for an independent public inquiry to find out how many babies died at the centre and where the bodies are buried.
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Children adopted from a Sacred Heart Sisters’ mother-and-baby home in Cork have called for an independent public inquiry to find out many babies died at the centre and where on the site they are buried.
The religious order behind three of Ireland’s largest and most notorious mother-and-baby homes is unable to confirm how many children were buried on the sites or if they were all buried in coffins.
Sat, 07 Jun, 2014
Child death rates in three mother-and-baby homes that were run by religious orders were as high as 50% during the 1940s.
Thu, 05 Jun, 2014
The Government has bowed to national and international pressure over the scandal of the death of 4,000 babies who were buried in unmarked, unconsecrated and mass graves at homes for unmarried mothers.
Wed, 04 Jun, 2014
Ten friends are on their bikes to create awareness of 500 deaths per year and to fund the charity Console, says Colette Sheridan
Thu, 09 May, 2013
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