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Teddies and flowers placed outside the former Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork at a memorial service yesterday afternoon held by the Bessborough Mother and Baby Support Group.

And this morning:

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Alan writes:

Meanwhile, the Irish Examiner reports:

Speaking to Red FM News, Helen Murphy [who was born in Bessborough mother and baby home in 1962] said that the only way of knowing how many babies are buried in Bessborough is by digging up the site.

“The nuns said and there was a statement from the Sacred Heart Sisters at the weekend, and they said they didn’t know whether the babies were buried in a coffins or shrouds,”

“They were the people running the home.

“How are we going to know how many babies are buried there unless they actually go in and see how many bodies [there are]?”

Mother and baby groups calls on Government to excavate Bessborough site (Irish Examiner)

Top pic: Kev