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updated Fri. February 23, 2018

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Galway Bay fm newsroom - Gardai say they will maintain an increased presence around Tuam today following a disturbance in the town yesterday. It's after an altercation involving a significant number of people broke out on the Abbey Trinity Road shortly before 5 o' clock yesterday evening. Gardai say ...
A woman who previously wrote a viral anonymous appeal to find her two missing brothers born in the Tuam Mother and baby home, is the subject of a new book by writer Alison O'Reilly. In late 2016, a woman then identified only as "the Dolan sister" wrote a heartbreaking plea published on ...

Galway Bay fm newsroom - A special event will take place on Friday to mark the beginning of demolition at Tuam's Gilmartin Road ahead of a major 8 million Euro rejuvenation project. Friday 16/2). The project will involve the demolition of 30 old houses and the construction of 40 new homes. 21 council ...
Galway Bay fm newsroom - The public will be able to have a say on the new draft local area plan for Tuam at a public consultation meeting tomorrow. (8/2). A six week consultation on the new plan gets underway this week. The document places a fresh focus on attempting to keep new development close ...
Galway Bay fm newsroom - A well-known school in Tuam could be set for changes. The Board of Management of St. Jarlath's College is seeking planning permission to convert 4 classrooms on the first floor into 2 new classrooms. The development would also include a new single storey construction ...
AA Roadwatch said: "The M17 is currently closed in both directions between Tuam and the M6 Interchange at Rathmorrissey following a number of collisions. "Gardai are also advising those travelling on the M6 Dublin/Galway Rd near J17 Athenry and along the M18 between Athenry and Gort to drive with ...
The opening in September of the M17/M18 motorway between Tuam and Gort, which shaved at least 20 minutes from journey times between the towns and eased traffic bottlenecks in Claregalway and Clarinbridge, have enticed house-buyers in Galway city to move afield to rural towns in search of value.
The icon will arrive in the Archdiocese of Tuam tomorrow, before visiting centres of education across the county. (Friday 19/1) ... The tour begins at Tuam Cathedral at 1.30pm tomorrow, with a special liturgy for students at 2pm, and a ceremony of welcome by Archbishop Michael Neary at 7.30pm. The icon ...
Galway Bay fm newsroom - An Bord Pleanala is set to decide in April on whether to allow a major new housing development in Tuam town. The higher planning authority is considering an application for 124 new homes, despite stating during pre-application consultation that there is 'no reasonable basis ...
Galway Bay fm newsroom - The public will be able to have a say on the new draft local area plan for Tuam from this Friday. (19/1). A six week consultation on the new plan gets underway this week and will run until March 2nd. The document places a fresh focus on attempting to keep new development ...
Cloonaglasha, Tuam. Reposing at Glynn's Funeral Home, High St, Tuam tomorrow Monday from 5.30. Removal at 8 to St. Conleth's Church, Kilconly. Mass for Mary Ellen Byrne on Tuesday at 12. Funeral afterwards to Kilconly cemetery.
A man who placed a camera phone underneath a cubicle at a leisure centre in Tuam where an eleven-year-old was undressing handed over €500 in compensation to the victim's family at the local court. A previous sitting of Tuam Court heard that while the young girl was changing her clothes at the leisure ...
Galway Bay fm newsroom - A young man has been taken to UHG following a road traffic crash near Tuam. The single car collision happened on the Dunmore Road near Brownsgrove at around 10 last night. The road remains closed this morning as Gardai conduct a technical examination of the scene.
The report's suggestions have offended the likes of Peter Mulryan, who spent the first few years of his life in the Tuam home and was eventually handed over to a foster father who beat and exploited him. He learned, only recently, that he had a half sister who died at the home in 1950s and that her remains, ...
Galway Bay fm newsroom - Survivors of the Tuam mother and baby home are renewing their calls for a complete excavation of the site in Tuam and DNA testing to be carried out. A significant number of human remains were discovered at the site of home in the town last year which was run by the Bon ...

Survivors of the Tuam mother-and-baby home, where the remains of hundreds of babies were found last year, have renewed calls for a complete excavation of the site and DNA testing on all the bodies . The Commission of Investigation into Mother-and-Baby Homes last year confirmed that "significant" ...
A genetics expert said modern forensics could be used to test for DNA at the Tuam mother and baby home site. A report by the expert technical ... "With samples, we've worked on there was no way we can work out a meaningful relative, but these [the Tuam] samples are different. "Modern technologies are ...
Sir, - As someone who has witnessed first-hand spectacular technical advances in the fields of ancient DNA and genomics during the last two decades, I am perplexed by the hesitancy in applying modern forensic genomics to genetic identification of the skeletal material found at the Tuam mother and baby ...
Works on the redevelopment of Tuam Stadium will commence in a matter of weeks following the announcement of a major grant for the venue. It follows last week's announcement that the ground is to receive over €110,000 towards the provision of new dressing rooms at the Stadium. This, coupled with the ...
Minister for children Katherine Zappone has cautioned that DNA sampling of bone material found at a former mother-and-baby home in Tuam, Co Galway, might destroy the remains of children and preclude a dignified reburial. Groups representing former residents and relatives have called for DNA testing ...
In a statement, Eimear Dolan County Secretary of Galway County Council said: "We have removed the stones from the location at Ballygaddy Road in Tuam and they are in a secure location in the Tuam Municipal District. "The Council is working with staff internally with a view to seeking appropriate advice ...
Galway Bay fm newsroom - The contract for a major redevelopment of Gilmartin Road in Tuam has been signed. The project will involve the demolition of 30 old houses and the construction of 40 new homes. 21 council houses at Gilmartin Road and St. Enda's Avenue will also be refurbished as part of the ...
The Tuam Mother and baby home network describes itself as a group of 'survivors helping survivors' which aims to support those affected by the former home. Tomorrow's event will feature documentary screenings, musical performances and an opportunity for members of the public to meet with survivors ...
Survivors of the Tuam mother and baby home say that the cases of four* women who may have been buried on the site of the former Bon Secours facility must be included in any decision on the future of the grounds. The newly formed Tuam Home Survivors' Network also says it is "very disappointed" that ...
The group urged ministers to communicate realistic expectations on what DNA testing may be able to produce in a complex site such as Tuam and noted t he "impossibility" of achieving positive DNA identification of infants and young juveniles without samples from living relatives. "Even then, identification ...
An expert group set up by the government to examine the site of a former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway, has cast serious doubt on whether the children buried there will ever be identified. The group says DNA testing on the remains at the site, as of now, is "highly unlikely" to identify the ...
The development will include new facilities including a bigger auditorium and a multi-purpose room. County planners have granted permission to the Jehovah's Witnesses in Tuam with 4 conditions attached. One condition stipulates that a proposed pedestrian entrance is not allowed because the continuity ...
Tuam has seen its share of bad news and closures. The Co Galway town saw the railway close down in the 1970s, the loss of the sugar factory in the 1980s, the hospital closed in the 1990s, and it was left reeling by the recession in the late 2000s. A decade later, empty commercial properties are evident ...
Galway Bay fm news - The redevelopment of Gilmartin Road will provide an attractive gateway into Tuam town. That's according to Galway East TD Sean Canney, who was speaking at a special event in the town this afternoon to mark the beginning of demolition at the site. The project will involve the ...
The icon will arrive in the Archdiocese of Tuam tomorrow, before visiting centres of education across the county. (Friday 19/1) ... The tour begins at Tuam Cathedral at 1.30pm tomorrow, with a special liturgy for students at 2pm, and a ceremony of welcome by Archbishop Michael Neary at 7.30pm. The icon ...
Galway Bay fm newsroom - The Dunmore Road is set to re-open shortly following a road traffic crash near Tuam. The single car collision happened at Brownsgrove at around 10 last night - and the road has been closed since to accommodate a technical examination. A young man, understood to be about ...
The report's suggestions have offended the likes of Peter Mulryan, who spent the first few years of his life in the Tuam home and was eventually handed over to a foster father who beat and exploited him. He learned, only recently, that he had a half sister who died at the home in 1950s and that her remains, ...
The Galway Junior football team that beat Antrim in the All-Ireland semi-final in 1972. Back row (from left): Gabriel King (Mountbellew), Tommie Davin (Tuam), Michael Moore (Menlough), Marcus Conroy (Clonbur), Jim McMahon (Fr Griffins), Tommie Sands (Fr Griffins) and Tony Canney (Tuam). Front row ...
The development will include new facilities including a bigger auditorium and a multi-purpose room. County planners have granted permission to the Jehovah's Witnesses in Tuam with 4 conditions attached. One condition stipulates that a proposed pedestrian entrance is not allowed because the continuity ...
We are out and about at the new McD's pop up Christmas shop on Wednesday - Join Valerie Hughes, Jon Richards and Donal Mahon as we head out to Liosban Retails Park just behind the AIB on the Tuam Road. McD's new pop up Christmas shop has opened and is packed full of amazing Christmas ...
The development will include new facilities including a bigger auditorium and a multi-purpose room. County planners have granted permission to the Jehovah's Witnesses in Tuam with 4 conditions attached. One condition stipulates that a proposed pedestrian entrance is not allowed because the continuity ...
As work commenced on the construction of a new fire station on a greenfield site in Tuam, questions were being asked as to what will happen the existing building when it becomes vacant. There have now been suggestions that it be transformed into a much needed enterprise centre which could provide a ...
Galway Bay fm newsroom - Work begins this week on a new 2 million Euro fire station in Tuam. The contracts for the project have been signed, ...
The story provided a deep-dive examination of the small town of Tuam in western Ireland where St. Mary's Mother and baby Home housed ...
The Cork Film Festival is hosting the world premiere of a documentary on survivors of the Tuam Mother & baby Home. Simply titled 'Mother and ...
In a completely unrelated event, the university hosted a talk by Irish journalist John Waters, a controversial figure who has called the Tuam ...
Writer and commentator John Waters has told an audience in the United States that he doesn't object to the work of Galway-based historian ...
John Waters, the Irish journalist who is speaking at a Notre Dame conference this weekend on what he calls the "Hoax ....of the holocaust of Tuam," is no stranger to controversy. He inflamed the debate in Ireland over gay marriage, calling it a "satire" and "potentially destructive of the very fabric of Irish ...
The death rate of babies at the Tuam home was almost double the rate of other homes around the country. Figures from National Archives show that 31.6% of babies under the age of one in Tuam died over the course of one year alone. In addition, no one can question the fact that the bodies of hundreds of ...
Now she is furious that this weekend the University of Notre Dame is hosting a lecture casting doubt on the scale of the Tuam babies scandal.
Now a well kept walled garden off Tuam's Dublin Road thanks mainly to the efforts of local people . . . part of the burial ground where nearly ...
"There was an orphanage [in Tuam] between 1925 and 1961. During that period, many babies died of natural causes and some of them were buried on the site, it is not surprising if human bones were found there. "In 1975, two boys were playing on the site, one of their feet went through part of the ground where they were ...
Survivors of St Patrick's Mother and Baby Home on the Navan Road in Cabra have called for a Tuam-like excavation of the site where it's feared hundreds of babies may be buried. Recent research at Smyllum Park, another home in Scotland that was run by the same group of nuns at St Patrick's, The ...


 

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