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.

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.

Chairperson Paul Redmond has said the worst is yet to come.

"Tuam is the tip of the ice-berg. It was the fifth biggest of the Mother and Baby homes and some of them like St Patrick's on the Navan road were four times the size.

"It's a fact that the further back you go, the worse the conditions got.

"St Patrick's was operating from 1904, 21 years before Tuam even opened."

A senior Government Minister has described the Galway mother and baby home scandal as nothing less than gruesome.

Leo Varadkar says the Commission of Investigation needs to continue its work, as so many questions remain unanswered.

"Ireland in the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s was a very different place to what it is now," he said.

"But even by the standards of the time it is abhorrent to me that children weren't given a proper Christian burial.

"You would have expected at the very least a religious order would have insured they were treated with dignity in death and that didn't happen."

More in this section

Puzzles logo
IE-logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.

Let Me Tell You

Let Me Tell You is a new bespoke podcast series from 

Logo IE

Hosts Daniel McConnell and Paul Hosford take a look back at some of the most dramatic moments in recent Irish political history from the unique perspective of one of the key players involved.

Bespoke political podcast series from

Logo IE
War_map
Execution Time: 0.246 s