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Council of Europe commissioner Nils Muiznieks also described revelations of a mass grave of children in Tuam, Co Galway, as "quite gruesome".
Tuam, Ireland - Last year, during the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising that led to Irish independence, the writer Colm Toibin pointed to the fatal mistake the British made when putting down the rebellion.

But a government-commissioned study recently found "significant quantities" of the human remains of infants on the site of the former Mother and Baby home in Tuam, just as local historian Catherine Corless had suggested they would, so exactly what ...
Brownes, a well known landmark building in Tuam, was one of these pubs that had been closed for several years and fallen into a state of disrepair.
Galway Bay fm newsroom - A European human rights watchdog says a redress scheme should be put in place for survivors following the Tuam mother and baby home scandal. Council of Europe commissioner Nils Muiznieks says if a commission of ...
Galway Bay fm newsroom - The Acting CEO of Galway County Council has rejected claims that archives relating to the Tuam mother and baby home have not been released.

Lemonagh, Lavally, Tuam and late of Coral Haven Nursing Home. Reposing at Glynn's Funeral Home, High St. Tuam tomorrow Monday from 6. Removal at 8 to St. Patrick's Church Cortoon.
There were doctors here. The Archbishop had to sign the babies off as well, from Tuam. It's quite a strong possibility that all of those 796 children are not in the graveyard in Tuam. Many of them might have been adopted illegally to America. We just ...
Only for her painstaking research over the past six years, the world might never have known that hundreds of babies were buried in unmarked graves at the Tuam site - some of them in vaults constructed from a sewage tank which had not been used since ...
Galway Bay fm newsroom - A number of submissions have been received on plans for a new private car park in Tuam town. Joseph O'Toole of Supervalu has applied for permission to install a temporary staff car park for a duration of five years.
The Sligo-Leitrim TD was speaking during a debate on the commission of investigation confirming human remains on the site of the former Tuam mother and baby home. He highlighted the case of a woman born in Tuam whose earliest memory was of hunger ...
The Commission recently revealed details of hundreds of children's remains at a site in Tuam. It is understood the recommendation to reopen the previous scheme, which closed in 2011, is contained in a second report that has been sent to children's ...
A Co Galway man seeking information about his infant sister who may have died in the Tuam mother and baby home has secured leave from the High Court to bring an action against Tusla.
He was born in the Tuam Mother and babies' Home about 1950, when his father left his pregnant, unmarried mother. She was later abandoned by the inappropriately named Bon Secours nuns.
Frightening, because they involve an impatient rush to judgment - well before the agreed facts of what took place have been fully collected, described, and analysed.

Galway Bay fm newsroom - A minute silence has been observed at Galway County Council today for all those who died at the Tuam mother and baby home, and for all those with a personal connection to the home. The Commission of Investigation confirmed ...
Galway Bay fm newsroom - The Acting CEO of Galway County Council has rejected claims that archives relating to the Tuam mother and baby home have not been released.
There were doctors here. The Archbishop had to sign the babies off as well, from Tuam. It's quite a strong possibility that all of those 796 children are not in the graveyard in Tuam. Many of them might have been adopted illegally to America. We just ...
Only for her painstaking research over the past six years, the world might never have known that hundreds of babies were buried in unmarked graves at the Tuam site - some of them in vaults constructed from a sewage tank which had not been used since ...
Galway Bay fm newsroom - A number of submissions have been received on plans for a new private car park in Tuam town. Joseph O'Toole of Supervalu has applied for permission to install a temporary staff car park for a duration of five years.
Galway Bay fm newsroom - A number of submissions have been received on plans for a new private car park in Tuam town. Joseph O'Toole of Supervalu has applied for permission to install a temporary staff car park for a duration of five years.
The Sligo-Leitrim TD was speaking during a debate on the commission of investigation confirming human remains on the site of the former Tuam mother and baby home. He highlighted the case of a woman born in Tuam whose earliest memory was of hunger ...
The Commission recently revealed details of hundreds of children's remains at a site in Tuam. It is understood the recommendation to reopen the previous scheme, which closed in 2011, is contained in a second report that has been sent to children's ...
The High Court has granted leave to a Co Galway man seeking information about his sister who may have died in the Tuam Mother and baby Home to bring an action against Tusla, the child and family agency.
A Co Galway man seeking information about his infant sister who may have died in the Tuam mother and baby home has secured leave from the High Court to bring an action against Tusla.
He was born in the Tuam Mother and babies' Home about 1950, when his father left his pregnant, unmarried mother. She was later abandoned by the inappropriately named Bon Secours nuns.
Frightening, because they involve an impatient rush to judgment - well before the agreed facts of what took place have been fully collected, described, and analysed.
We need to talk about Tuam - not that the victims and their relatives need to hear anything we have to say, whether it be pious ruminations or fiery denunciations.
Prompted by the Tuam babies controversy there were more and more harrowing personal stories, testifying to times that were less compassionate and often more cruel than today.
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.
There has been a licensed premises on this town square site since 1847, but it had lain vacant in recent years. Tuam natives Stevie and Amanda Lane had been working in the industry in Dublin for twelve years but decided to move back home to open their ...
The spectacle of a politically wounded Enda Kenny traipsing off to the US with a handful of shamrocks doesn't leave this Irish emigrant feeling all warm and fuzzy, especially in light of the Tuam revelations. In this era of fake news, perhaps the poor ...
According to their death certificates, the children at Tuam died of "natural causes" - but even in the Ireland of the 1930s and 1940s and 1950s, children in the wider population didn't just drop dead en masse.
Catherine Corless, the historian who made the grim discover at Tuam, was initially vilified by certain commentators who found it just too hard to accept that a religious order could behave in such a way as to dump the bodies of dead children in a ...
Galway County Council has said it will facilitate consultation with the local community regarding the future of the former Tuam Home site. Since the Mother and baby Home Commission confirmed the presence of remains at the site, council staff, including ...
Possible interference with birth and death certification at mother and baby homes in Tuam, Co Galway, and in Cork was highlighted as requiring further investigation in official HSE correspondence over four years ago.
An application by a man seeking information about his infant sister, who is believed to have died in the Tuam Mother and Baby Home, has been adjourned at the High Court for a further week.
Homeowners on Athenry Road in Tuam, whose houses were built on the site of the Tuam mother and baby home, are now concerned that they could be living over shallow graves.
Philomena Lee has described revelations about the Tuam mother and babies as "absolutely appalling". Ms Lee gave birth in Sean Ross Abbey, Co Tipperary to a child who would go on to become a senior legal counsel to two American presidents.
The local historian who helped uncover the remains of babies dumped in the Tuam mother and baby home said she believes there are many mass graves to be uncovered around Ireland, but Tuam "is a little bit worse, the fact it was a sewage area". Catherine ...
Bernie Kerridge, who as a child was in the Tuam mothers and babies Home, 2 Bernie Kerridge, who as a child was in the Tuam Mothers and Babies Home, protesting outside the Bon Secours hospital in Galway following the scandal. Photo: Hany Marzouk.
The Archbishop delivered a homily at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Tuam yesterday, near where children's remains were discovered on the site of what was St Mary's mother and baby home run by the Bon Secours sisters.
The decision on the future of the Tuam Mother and baby Home burial site is "too big" for the coroner to make on his own, former Galway county mayor Peter Roche has said.
Galway Bay fm newsroom - A Tuam area Councillor says any human remains at the former site of the Tuam Mother and baby Home should not be exhumed.
The 51-year-old, former Nolan Sisters singer, said she feared the half sister she never knew may be among almost 800 babies found at the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam earlier this month. A probe into the home was launched in 2014 after ...
The decision on the future of the Tuam Mother and baby Home burial site is "too big" for the coroner to make on his own, former Galway county mayor Peter Roche has said.
Galway Bay fm newsroom - A Tuam area Councillor says any human remains at the former site of the Tuam Mother and baby Home should not be exhumed.
Behind all the hyperbole, the rhetoric, and sensationalist reporting on Tuam; behind even Taoiseach Enda Kenny's own "chamber of horrors" language, lies a bigger story.


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