Protesters gathered outside the Bon Secours Hospital in Galway yesterday evening calling for answers following the discovery of human remains at the Tuam Mother and Baby home run by the Bon Secours order of nuns.
There were emotional scenes as demonstrators waved placards and lit candles.
Emma O'Reilly was one of the protesters and she brought a sign carrying a simple message: "Truth".
Bernie Kerridge (59), from Leixlip, Co Kildare, said: "I could have been one of those babies.
"But because my mother had difficulties in her pregnancy, she was taken into the regional hospital in Galway and then she was shipped off to America and that's the last I heard of her.
"People need to come out and speak up. There is nothing to be ashamed of."