Peter Mulryan

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Maria Arbuckle, whose son was removed from her for adoption when she was 18, attends  a protest over issues related to the mother and baby home redress scheme outside  Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes is “insulting”, “penny-pinching” and must be changed, survivors said during a protest outsid(...)

Irish-Sierra Leonean artist and performer known as Loah  (Sallay Garnett) travelled across the world to trace her grandfather after making a DNA connection. File photograph: The Irish Times

Back when we had more spontaneous conversations, maybe at a party or on a train, people told me about secrets within their families. Whenever I said I(...)

The former Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork: Plans for part of the site, identified in a 1949 map as ‘children’s burial ground’, is the subject of an emergency oral hearing before An Bord Pleanála next week. Photograph: Provision

The remains of 19 women who died at Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork, run by the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, remain m(...)

The committee is examining a Bill to legislate for the examination and possible exhumation of mass graves at mother and baby homes. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The remains of mothers and babies buried in sites once run by religious orders should “where possible” be returned to their families, and their mass g(...)

Historian Catherine Corless. Photograph Reuters/Peter Nicholls

A project aimed at collecting the personal histories of people born at the Tuam mother-and-baby home was launched in Galway on Thursday. President of(...)

Historian Catherine Corless. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Carmel Larkin says she couldn’t sleep a wink on Monday night, anticipating a Government decision on a site that she once called home. Larkin, a widow(...)

Peter Mulryan, a survivor of the Tuam mother and baby home,   lays flowers  at the site  where the bodies of 796 babies were uncovered. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Family members and survivors of the Tuam mother and baby home have issued a renewed call on the Government to carry out a full exhumation of the site (...)

A shrine in the corner of part of the site of the former mother-and-baby home where the remains of an unknown number of infants were found buried, in Tuam. Photograph: Reuters

Survivors and family members of the 796 ‘Tuam babies’ warned on Sunday that the Irish authorities can expect public protests if they fail to carry out(...)

A shrine with an image of the Virgin Mary is seen on the site of the former mother-and-baby home run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam, Co Galway. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

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(...)

Local historian Catherine Corless at the site of the Tuam mother and baby home: she said the  Bon Secours should pay for further investigation. “There has to be accountability.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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 m(...)

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