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Caroline Gormley from Tuam looks through construction hoarding covering the Tuam babies burial ground. Photograph: Barry Cronin

“Everyday she’s on the boat When it pulls out from the quay Far from small town eyes she floats Across the Irish Sea..” Tuam band the Saw Doctors (...)

A shrine in Tuam, Co Galway erected in memory of up to 800 children who were buried at the site of the former home for unmarried mothers run by nuns. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Galway County Council said on Tuesday night there was “no record to indicate” the discovery of human remains during the construction of houses on the (...)

A plaque in Tuam, Co Galway, commemorates up to 800 children buried at the site of the former home for unmarried mothers run by nuns. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to deal with the scandal of mother and baby homes in the wake of the discovery of significant remains in Tuam. Mr Ke(...)

In the margins: Barry Murphy, Gary Cooke and Risteárd Cooper in the new series of Après Match of the Day. Photograph: RTÉ

The sheer unlikelihood that Après Match would become a national fixture has always suggested that the RTÉ Sports Department was ahead of its time – ev(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway, before excavations began. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government is considering expanding the scope of the inquiry into mother and baby homes to include a far greater number of institutions than initi(...)

JP Rodgers at the site of the mother and baby home in Tuam where he lived until he was six. Photograph: Ray Ryan

A former resident of Tuam’s mother and baby home has said a criminal investigation into the deaths of almost 800 children at the home is “not realisti(...)

 The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway. Marian Bridget Mulryan is believed to be among 796 children recorded as having died there between 1925-1961. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A solicitor for an elderly man described as “extremely ill” with cancer has urged the High Court to help him find out what happened to his infant sist(...)

The shrine in Tuam, Co Galway, erected in memory of up to 800 children who were allegedly buried at the site of the former Mother and Baby Home, before excavations began. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Their ribbons rustling in the brisk westerly breeze, a half dozen bouquets marked a black memorial plaque close to a children’s playground in Tuam, Co(...)

Shrine to babies in Tuam: people in the  estate on the site of the  home have mixed feelings about reinterment, saying a graveyard kept by the community  had been blessed several times. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Archbishop of Tuam Dr Michael Neary was “horrified and saddened” about the large number of children buried at the former Bon Secours home for mothers (...)

Image of engineers using ground penetrating radar at the site of a mass grave of up to 800 children at the former Mother and Baby home in Tuam, County Galway. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

A Catholic bishop has told the Citizens’ Assembly that the revelations from Tuam made us “hang our heads in shame”. Bishop of Limerick Dr Brendan Le(...)

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