The award is given each year to individuals and groups that  best embody the fighting spirit of Cork-born, American trade unionist and children’s rights activist, Mother Jones.

A mother and baby home survivors group has been honoured with this year’s Spirit of Mother Jones Award for its efforts to ensure that more than 800 ba(...)

A plaque on a wall at  Bessborough commemorating babies who died in the former mother and baby home. File photograph: The Irish Times

Every child born in Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork was properly baptised within the rites of the Catholic Church, according to the order wh(...)

Plaque on wall of folly in Bessborough commemorating babies who died in the former mother and baby home.

An Bord Pleanala granting permission to a developer to build an apartment complex on the grounds of a former mother and baby home in Cork would amount(...)

 Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork: The Cork Survivors and Supporters Alliance says a plan by MWB Two Ltd to build 179 apartments will intrude on an area of children’s graves. Photograph:  Provision

Two apartment blocks planned by a private developer will be situated directly over a children’s burial ground in the former Bessborough Mother and Bab(...)

A detail from the 1950 Ordnance Survey field trace map that was at the centre of testimony at the Bord Pleanála oral hearing

The developers of a housing project on the grounds of the former Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork have rejected claims by a survivors’ group t(...)

The former Bessborough home in Cork. Photograph: Provision

An Bord Pleanála has decided to hold an oral hearing into plans for a controversial housing development on the site of the former Bessborough mother a(...)

An area marked Childrens’ Burial Ground on a map of the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home site in Cork

The Government should consider granting the equivalent of national monument status to burial grounds at former mother and baby homes, according to a l(...)

Bessborough, Cork. Photoraph: Provision

Cork City Council has refused planning permission for a controversial housing development on the grounds of the former Bessborough mother and baby hom(...)

The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary ran the Bessborough Home in Cork city for almost 80 years. File photograph: Provision.

Babies born at the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork who died within months of their birth may have been buried off-site in a local authority-o(...)

The Bessborough centre  in Cork. “The developers must remain conscious of the apprehensions and sensitivities of many survivors of the mother and baby home at Bessborough”

Developers seeking to build an apartment complex on the grounds of the former Bessborough home should retain forensic archeologists during any excavat(...)

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