12/04/2018 - Collaborative Forum for Former Residents of Mother and Baby Homes

Last month Minister Zappone announced the members of the Selection Panel tasked with overseeing the process of appointments to the Collaborative Forum for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes. The Panel has met on a number of occasions and is working towards finalising the application and selection process.

Further details will be announced through national media in the coming weeks so as to enable interested parties to submit an expression of interest in participating in this process.

12/03/2018 - Selection Panel

Minister Katherine Zappone has this week announced the members of a Selection Panel, to manage the appointment process to the Collaborative Forum for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes.

The members of the selection panel will work together to design a public information campaign and will select representative members from those persons who express an interest in participating in this process. The Collaborative Forum will consist of 20 members including the Forum Chair Mr. Gerry Kearney.

03/03/2018 - Tuam Home Survivors Network would like to congratulate Mia Mullarkey, Alice McDowell and all the team from Iska Films on winning the Best Irish Short Film for the documentary Mother and Baby also Mia Mullarkey for winning the Discovery Award at Dublin International Film Festival  Thanks to all who took part in the documentary and for courageously sharing their story.

03/03/2018 - Remembering the Magdalene Women and Children of Galway. Takes place on Sunday 11th March at Bohermore Cemetery at 2pm. There will be stories, songs and poetry and all are welcome.

12/02/2018 - Consultation on the future of the site of the former Mother & Baby Home, Tuam, Co. Galway

In December 2017, Minister Katherine Zappone published the Tuam Expert Technical Group (ETG) R//eport which examined the appropriate courses of action at the site of the former Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Co. Galway. 

In this report, the ETG identified five possible options for responding to the discovery of infant remains at this site. These options have regard to internationally accepted best practice and the ETG report has assisted in helping us understand the complexity of the options now available to us.

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: