11/05/2018 - Campaign Starts to Invite Expressions of Interest for Collaborative Forum

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone has today invited expressions of interest from former residents of Mother and Baby Homes and those with comparable experience in a County Home for membership of a Collaborative Forum. Family members of former residents and individuals providing related supports or advocacy are also eligible to apply for membership.

It is intended that majority membership will comprise of former residents of these institutions.

16/04/2018 - Congratulations to Catherine Corless in receiving the People of the Year Awards 2017 on the 15th April 2018 at the Mansion House in Dublin. 

After being honoured at the ceremony, Catherine Corless called for a full exhumation of the remains of hundreds of babies on the site of the former Tuam mother and baby home.

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.