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:
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
12/01/2018 - On 5th December 2017, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs published the 3rd Interim Report from the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. In its report the Commission outlines the practical challenges in completing its three reports in the available time and requests an extension of one year.