Govt rejects immediate redress for children from mother and baby homes

The Government has rejected immediate redress for children from mother and baby homes.

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Locals hold vigil for babies at Tuam Mother and Baby Home

People from the town of Tuam have gathered for a vigil at the Mother and Baby Home there in memory of the children whose remains have been discovered at the site.

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Survivors release list of deaths at Castlepollard Mother and Baby home

Survivors from a mother and baby home in Co Westmeath have released a list of everyone known to have died at the facility.

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Philomena Lee 'appalled' at Tuam revelations

Philomena Lee has said she is “appalled” by the revelations at Tuam, Co Galway, and said all institutions that dealt with unmarried women need to be examined.

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New York nun's amazing story of adoption from Bessborough and reunification with mother

A US-based nun has revealed how she was ’sold’ by the Bessborough mother-and -baby home to an American family in an organised adoption in 1954 and how she was reunited with her birth mother over 50 years later.

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Archbishop of Tuam says Mother and Baby Home inquiry should look at society

The Archbishop of Tuam says the Mother and Baby Home inquiry should look at society in general, and not just the religious order that ran the institution.

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Catherine Corless recounts long pursuit of truth over Mother and Baby home

The historian who revealed the depths of the Tuam Babies scandal tonight received a standing ovation from the Late Late Show audience,

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LATEST: Calls for tests to be carried out at second site in Tuam

Latest: There are calls for tests to be carried out in Tuam, where the Bon Secours sisters ran a hospital.

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Mother reveals how her baby 'was just left to die' in Cork mother-and-baby home

A woman has revealed how her baby boy "was just left to die" days after he was born in a mother-and-baby home in Co. Cork in 1961.

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WATCH: Enda Kenny slam Tuam 'chamber of horrors' as he refuses to commit to widening inquiry

Update 6.25pm: Gardaí say they are in contact with the Galway coroner in relation to the discovery of a significant number of human remains on the site of the former mother-and-baby home in Tuam.

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Survivors demand meeting with Taoiseach over deaths in Mother and Baby homes

Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes say they want an urgent meeting with the Taoiseach to make sure they're all included in an upcoming inquiry.

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Coalition of Mother and Baby home Survivors: Up to 7000 babies buried across the country

The Coalition of Mother and Baby home Survivors has claimed that up to 7000 babies could have been buried at 9 mother and baby homes across the country.

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Tuam: No evidence of crime, nobody to prosecute

Identifying the remains of young children at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home would be technically very difficult and the prospect of establishing causes of death highly unlikely, according to forensic and Garda sources.

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'Inevitable' that Gardaí will be involved in Tuam discovery

The Justice Minister says it's 'inevitable' that Gardaí will be involved in the investigation into the discovery of infant remains in County Galway.

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Latest: Groups representing families of babies who died in mother and baby homes not informed

Update - 10.15pm: Groups representing the families of babies who died in mother-and-baby homes were not informed that remains have been found at one site.

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Mother-and-baby homes inquiry to bring closure for adoptees

The state's inquiry into mother-and-baby homes will help bring closure to children who were put up for forced adoption.

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Government names 14 Mother-and-Baby homes to be investigated

A three-year investigation into Mother and Baby Homes will be conducted following the revelations last year about the deaths of almost 800 children at the Tuam home, the Government confirmed today.

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Terms of mother-and-baby homes inquiry to be revealed today

The Government will publish the terms of reference for the inquiry into mother-and-baby homes this morning.

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Mother-and-baby homes: Inquiry terms to be proposed today

Terms of reference for a full inquiry into mother-and-baby homes are due to be agreed today.

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Bon Secours nuns ordered to hand over Tuam babies' files

The Bon Secours order of nuns have been ordered to hand over files on the 800 babies who died in a the Tuam mother and baby home.

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Counselling service expands hours after Tuam babies revelations

Connect Counselling is expanding its opening hours for the next six weeks to open seven days a week.

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Vaccine-trials doctor 'willing to travel here to help inquiry'

A doctor who was involved in drug trials at mother and baby homes in Ireland has said he is willing to travel here to help a new inquiry.

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Seven-yr-olds hand mother-and-baby homes inquiry petition to ministers

Two seven-year-old girls have handed ministers a petition signed by 30,000 people demanding a judge lead the inquiry into church-run, state-sanctioned institutions for single mothers.

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Taoiseach: Referendum likely to allow forcibly-adopted children trace parents

The Taoiseach has said Ireland will probably need to hold a referendum to allow children who were forcibly adopted to trace their parents.

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McDonald: Homes inquiry should cover Magdalene Laundries

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou is backing calls for the Mother and Baby Home inquiry to include the Magdalene Laundries.

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Kenny: Treatment of many women in mother and baby homes 'an abomination'

The Taoiseach has described the treatment of women and children in mother-and-baby homes as "an abomination".

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Flanagan expected to tell Cabinet full mother-and-baby homes probe likely

The Children's Minister is expected to tell his colleagues at this morning's Cabinet meeting that a full inquiry into mother-and-baby homes is now likely.

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Quinn: Facts first, before any mother and baby home inquiry

The Education Minister said we should assemble the facts before agreeing to set up a full inquiry into the deaths of hundreds of babies at Mother and Baby homes in Ireland in the 1940s and 50s.

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Archbishop calls for independent commission to investigate mother-and-baby homes

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin says he wants to see all mother-and-baby homes investigated by an independent commission of inquiry with full judicial powers.

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Pro Life Campaign: Tuam babies case 'at very early stage'

The Pro Life Campaign group says it is too early to say whether a criminal investigation should be carried out in relation to the Tuam babies scandal.

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