800 babies 'buried in septic tank' at Irish Catholic home

Almost 800 babies were buried in a concrete, septic tank in the grounds of a home for unmarried mothers in Galway between 1925 and 1961, according to research by a historian.

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Children's Minister: Mass grave claim 'deeply disturbing'

Ireland's Children's Minister Charlie Flanagan said the claims of a mass grave at a home for unmarried mothers in Galway are almost almost too graphic and horrible to believe.

It is fully recognised by me and my Government colleagues that we need to establish the truth.

...The Government is committed to ensuring that the most appropriate action is taken to ensure that the concerns in regards to these deeply tragic and disturbing past events can be addressed.

– Ireland's Children's Minister Charlie Flanagan

A Government review will also investigate other mother and baby homes and includes officials in departments of children, justice, health, education and environment.

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