“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(...)

A spokeswoman for the Sisters of Nazareth accepted today that some members of the order were  guilty of physical abuse.

The Sisters of Nazareth who ran two children’s homes in Derry, have again admitted and apologised for physical and sexual abuses suffered by residents(...)

St Joseph’s Home, Termonbacca, in Derry. The inquiry into historical institutional abuse at this and another Derry home began in January. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Three former residents at two Derry homes run by the Sisters of Nazareth have spoken positively at the North’s historical abuse inquiry about the care(...)

A former resident of Termonbacca boys’ home in Derry has given a positive account of his time there, praising the Sisters of Nazareth who ran the institution.

A former resident of Termonbacca boys’ home in Derry has given a positive account of his time there, praising the Sisters of Nazareth who ran the inst(...)

Junior counsel to the inquiry, Joseph Aiken, put to the witness a series of serious allegations made by a number of former residents. All of the claims were rejected.

One of the Sisters of Nazareth who staffed a children’s home in Derry has denied allegations of physical, emotional and psychological abuse of boys un(...)

Witnesses have vigorously denied allegations of ill-treatment made to the inquiry investigating children’s residential care homes.

Witnesses have vigorously denied allegations of ill-treatment made to the inquiry investigating children’s residential care homes. A soci(...)

A social worker closely involved with Termonbacca children’s home run by the Sisters of Nazareth in Derry has said some nuns were “amazing in the ability to care and love”.

A social worker closely involved with Termonbacca children’s home run by the Sisters of Nazareth in Derry has said some nuns were “amazing in t(...)

Three social workers have testified to the Historical Abuse Inquiry that despite some shortcomings, care homes in Derry run by the Sisters of Nazareth were places of safety for vulnerable children.

Three social workers have testified to the Historical Abuse Inquiry that despite some shortcomings, care homes in Derry run by the Si(...)