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Meanwhile, in today’s Irish Daily Mail, Alison O’Reilly and Neil Michael write [not online]:

A second burial ground has been discovered near the site of the former mother and baby home in Tuam. It adjoins the controversial septic tank site at the centre of the baby deaths’ scandal that erupted in May. According to archive plans, it is at least three times the size. Documents also show Galway County Council planners have known about the additional burial ground since at least 1979.

Catherine Corless, who discovered that 796 babies died in the Tuam mother and baby home run by the Sisters of Bon Secours, has already passed details of the grave on to Children’s Minister James Reilly. The researcher met the Minister three weeks ago as part of discussions he is having with interested parties, before he draws up the terms of reference for the Government’s investigation into the homes.

[Ms Corless'] latest discovery shows the area of land used to bury babies who died at the home could be considerably larger than first thought.

Previously: Reputable History

Power To Exhume

Investigating the Tuam Mothers and Babies Home: A Question of Human Rights

Irish Centre for Human Rights (NUI Galway)


[A No poster at NUI Galway ahead of yesterday's referendum on marriage equality]

The NUI Galway student body has today voted to support marriage equality following a referendum held yesterday as part of the NUI Galway Students’ Union Elections 2014.

A total of 2,333 votes were cast, with 2,214 votes cast in favour of marriage equality, 114 votes against and 5 spoiled votes. The ‘yes’ vote accounted for 95 per cent of the electorate.

NUI Galway in landslide equality ‘yes’ vote (Galway Independent)

Previously: Embracing Change


This had better be for charity.

From NUI Galway:

In an Irish University, a few guys came together who wanted to do something for charity and also promote the best university in Ireland which had given us so much, something different, something new, something exciting. ….Like and share to raise money and awareness for 1Life, suicide prevention. With every view, we will be able to donate 50c to our charity from our sponsors (up to 20,000 views).