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exclusive Mother and Baby Homes report will reveal 9,000 children died in 18 institutions investigated

  • 1 in 7 didn't survive but 'no alarm' raised

  • 56,000 women sent to institutions

  • Mothers were 'taunted' during birth

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Catherine Corless pictured in Tuam yesterday. Photo: Ray Ryan

Catherine Corless pictured in Tuam yesterday. Photo: Ray Ryan

Catherine Corless pictured in Tuam yesterday. Photo: Ray Ryan

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation report to be published this week will reveal that a "most disquieting" 9,000 children died in the just 18 institutions investigated, the Sunday Independent has learned.

The shocking number of deaths in 14 Mother and Baby Homes and four sample State-operated County Homes represents one in seven, or 15pc, of all children born in the homes concerned.


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