A Prime Time special by journalist Mark Coughlan on the mass grave at the former Tuam Mother and baby Home.
The bodies of babies from the Tuam institution have lain beneath the ground in what is now a suburban housing development since some time before 1961, when the Mother and Baby Home closed. They are in what has been officially termed a “substructure” in the corner of what is now a playground at the back of the estate.
A Commission of Investigation is looking into why they are buried there and what exactly is this ‘substructure’. But its deadline was recently pushed back by a further year. It is the second such extension. With no clear end in sight, Prime Time has been trying to find out what is known so far about what happened in Tuam.
Prime Time on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.
Previously: Tuam And DNA
What do we know so far about the history of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home? We've delved into the archives to try to understand burial practices, and where underground structures are positioned on the site. Full report on tonight's Prime Time. Watch back on the RTÉ Player. #RTEPT pic.twitter.com/ljbhql6hWH
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