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Church and State admit absence of Christianity in the running of Tuam home

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

The mother and baby home in Tuam.

The Sisters of Bon Secours who ran the Tuam Mother and Baby's Home for almost 40 years said last evening that they did not live up to their Christianity when doing so, adding that they also acknowledge that the manner in which infants were buried at the home was deeply disrespectful.

Their statement came just as Taoiseach Micheal Martin apologised for the failure of the State in preventing “a profound generational wrong visited on Irish mothers and their children who ended up in a mother and baby home or county home.”



Despite 604 new Covid cases in Galway on Tuesday, worst is yet to come for our hospitals, says Saolta chief

Tony Canavan CEO of Saolta. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

As the country's acute hospital system comes under extreme pressure from rising Covid-19 numbers, the head of the local hospital group fears that the worst has yet to come. ...


Back to lockdown, back to streaming movies

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Socially distant sales success for O’Donnellan & Joyce

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Honda e continues to gain accolades

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One week left to enter Galway Chamber Business Awards 2020

Pictured at the launch of the Galway Chamber Business Awards were (front from left to right) Flortia Dolly, tax director PwC; Mayor Mike Cubbard; Noreen Conway, acting manager, Galway Technology Centre; (middle row, left to right) John Brennan, CEO WestBic; Paraic Waters, tax partner EY; (back, left to right) Kenny Deery, CEO Galway Chamber; JP Gilmartin, president, Galway Chamber; 
Gerry Dillon, head of operations and development, Shannon Group plc; Evin Cusack, head of AIB Galway and Mayo.

The Galway Chamber Business Awards 2020 is open for entries, and will be seeking to recognise the achievements of local businesses in what has been a challenging, indeed hostile, 12 months. ...


Connacht facing time out after letting Munster off the hook

Some slick movement from Connacht's backs, Kieran Marmion and Jack Carty - also vying for a return to Ireland duty -  and John Porch in the Guinness PRO 14 game against Munster at the Sportsground on Saturday evening.   
Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

hree-week break from action after the French government called a halt to its teams playing in the European Cup. ...


Apply for your CAO registration number today

For the 70,000-plus potential applicants to the CAO this coming year, and particularly for the almost 50,000 Leaving Certs, who are currently considering their application, the uncertainty created by the closure of all schools and colleges has given ...


Competition | WIN a free NUI Galway short online course

The Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development at NUI Galway offers a series of eight-week, non-accredited online evening courses in a number of different subject areas such as Art History, Languages, Irish History, Cinema, ...

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Q: There’s a company I’d really like to work for – two jobs that interest me have recently been advertised there. They even have the same closing date. Should I go for one or would it be a good idea to apply for both? (EC, email). ...


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