11/02/2018 - We are delighted to announce that Catherine Corless is nominated for both The Galway People of the Year Award 2017 and the National People of the Year Award 2017. Catherine will be honoured for her research into the Tuam Mother & Baby Home.

02/02/2018 - Consultation on the Options and Appropriate Courses of Actions available to Government at the site of the former Mother & Baby Home as issued by Galway County Council on January 31st 2018:

13/01/2018 - Minister Katherine Zappone is to establish a Collaborative Forum to facilitate dialogue and action on issues of concern to former residents of the institutions which historically focused on services for unmarried mothers and their children.

The Minister recognises that a significant number of people have been deeply affected by the experiences which they, or family members and relatives, may have had in these institutions

04/01/2018 - The members of the Tuam Home Survivors Network have given careful consideration to the Report of the Expert Technical Group Report on Options and Appropriate Courses of Action available to Government at the site of the former Mother and Baby Home, Tuam, Co. Galway, published by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone, T.D. on December 12th 2017.

12/12/2017 - The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, published the Report of the Expert Technical Group (ETG) entitled Options and Appropriate Courses of Action available to Government at the site of the former Mother and Baby Home, Tuam, Co. Galway.

05/12/2017 - Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD

  • Extension of time to ensure crucial questions are fully addressed

  • New Collaborative Forum will give a strong voice to former residents

  • UN Special Rapporteur to be invited to assist Ireland in responding to issues relating to Mother and Baby Homes

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has today published the Third Interim Report from the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

01/12/2017 - The facilitators’ draft report of the meeting held in Cork on the 6th October will be circulated to participants for comment shortly and will be submitted to the Minister following a short period to allow for such responses to be made.  If you attended the meeting on the 6th and have not received a copy of the report by Wednesday 3rd December, please contact the Department by phone at 01 6473200 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.