21/02/2018 - We recognise that the Commission is restricted by the Commission of Investigaton Act 2004 and by the Terms of Reference set by the Oireachtas.

We are grateful that the Commission working  within those restraints interpreted its powers in a manner which led it to carry out a search of the Tuam site, which confirmed it as a mass grave.

This provided confirmation of what survivors of Tuam already knew, that the children of Tuam whose burials are not recorded, where placed in a former waste pit or tank.

We  note that the Department of Health and the HSE  CEO were made aware of documentation coming into the hands of the HSE in 2011 which detailed child-trafficking and other forms of criminality by the Bon Secours Order in respect of the children of the Tuam Home.

We note that in convening the Inter-departmental Committee of 2014, the Secretary-General of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, excluded both the HSE and TUSLA from membership of that Committee.

We note that the report of the Committee published in July 2014 contained nothing that was not already in the public domain and deliberately excluded much which should have informed its Report.

We note that that the Tuam burial site is under the jurisdiction of the local Coroner and and that he has to date completely failed in his duty to convene an Inquest.

We note also that in these circumstances the failure of the Attorney General to appoint a Coroner to convene an Inquest into the deaths of the Tuam children, represents a shocking failure of that office.

We note that the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has since the announcement of the Tuam site acted  ultra vires in respect of that site.

We ask the Commission to note that the unequivocal position of the Tuam Survivors  as set out in our Statement of January 4th 2018.

We ask the Commission to note that the Tuam survivors do not accept that Government and the agencies with statutory responsility have acted in good faith in respect of the circumstances of the Tuam site.

Latest News

Press Release - Tuam Home Survivors Network Response Regarding the Consultation Report

07/07/2018 - The Report of the so-called "Consultative process" on the future of the Tuam site is worthless, a crudely designed mechanism to delay or prevent what clearly requires to be done.

This Report commissioned by Minister Zappone using Galway County Council as her agent, seeks to further the myth that the Minister and Government in general has the power to decide the future of the mass grave at Tuam.

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Minister Zappone publishes the Consultation Report on the Options and Appropriate Courses of Action available to Government in relation to the site of the former Mother & Baby Home, Tuam, Co. Galway

07/07/2018 - The following press release was published on the website of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Please click here for the response from the Tuam Home Survivors Network.

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone, has today (06/07/2018) published the report of the public consultation process on the options and appropriate courses of action available to Government in relation to the site of the former Mother and Baby Home at Tuam, Co. Galway.

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Mother & Baby Documentary- International Film Festival & Palm Springs Short Fest.

17/06/2018 - We are delighted to announce, the Irish Film Board funded short documentary Mother & Baby will have it's INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE at Palm Springs International Film Festival & Palm Springs ShortFest in California, June 19th to 25th 2018.

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Monthly Update on Issues relating to Mother and Baby Homes - June 2018

07/06/2018 - Incorrect Registrations of Birth: New Evidence in St Patrick Guild Records

On Tuesday 29th May, Minister Katherine Zappone made a statement in relation to 126 cases where births were incorrectly registered between 1946 and 1969 had been identified by TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency. These cases were identified during an analysis of the adoption records transferred to Tusla by the former adoption society

St Patrick’s Guild, which show irregularities in the birth registration process. Tusla will be making contact with people in these 126 cases where births were incorrectly registered.

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Statement by Dr Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

29/05/2018 - Incorrect Registrations of Birth: New Evidence in St Patrick Guild Records

Social Workers working to identify and locate people in 126 cases

“A highly sensitive issue with very personal and profound implications for those affected”

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone has announced today that Tusla, the Child and Family Agency will make contact with people in 126 cases where births were incorrectly registered between 1946 and 1969

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For details on how to contact the Tuam Home Survivors Network please click here.