A woman has told the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that while in the care of the Sisters of Nazareth   as a child she was raped by two priests, sexually abused by two nuns and  forced to eat her own vomit.

The Sisters of Nazareth have denied claims by a 65-year-old woman that while under their care as a child she suffered serious abuse.The woman, now liv(...)

The witness  said children were washed in cold water and Jeyes fluid, and that carbolic soap was also used. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

A man who was put into a Belfast care home when he was six has alleged at the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that he suffered physical abuse f(...)

Chris Henry wears jacket 425, shirt 160, twill trousers 135. Simon Zebo wears Bomber jacket 445, shirt 95, jeans 135. Jamie Heaslip wears Jacket 375, shirt 115, jeans 125. Photograph: Sean Jackson

Whether scrumhalves or flankers, they are built like tanks these days. Irish rugby stars are top athletes in prime condition, strong and ferociousl(...)

The Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry is investigating alleged child abuse at total of 13 Northern Ireland institutions from 1922 to 1995.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry heard today how one boy was allegedly locked in a “cattle crusher” by a De La Salle brother and ra(...)

A nun told the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry in Banbridge, Co Down today that the Sisters of Nazareth were involved in sending about 111 children to Australia

The Sisters of Nazareth have accepted that there was a “grave injustice” done to some 130 children who were sent to Australia from care homes in North(...)

Although the witness had a happy childhood in Australia, she  said feelings of “abandonment and isolation came to the surface” when she got engaged.

A woman who was sent to Australia from a Belfast care home when she was a child has told the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that she s(...)

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry, chaired by Sir Anthony Hart (centre) and assisted by panel members Geraldine Doherty and David Lane, commenced its public hearings last January. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The transport of children to Australia will be the focus of the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry when it resumes its public hea(...)

“At school in Belfast and at the then small and nascent Queen’s University, her literary and social abilities were quickly noticed. But life during Helen’s twenties was largely fallow as she looked after her stepmother at their modest home in north Belfast, a far cry from the exotica of Tokyo.”

Helen Waddell died almost 50 years ago and her status as an Irish literary superstar in the 1930s is almost forgotten, except in certain academic circ(...)

The witness told the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that she was afraid of the nuns  at St Joseph’s home Termonbacca while she was working there as a trainee social worker. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A trainee social worker at a children’s home in Derry run by the Sisters of Nazareth has accused nuns of being regimented and controlling and of resis(...)

Former bishop of Derry Edward Daly   at the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Banbridge yesterday. Photograph: PA

The former bishop of Derry has strongly defended the Sisters of Nazareth for “doing the work that nobody else was doing” in providing shelter for chil(...)