The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Banbridge, Co Down, which is investigating child abuse in Northern Ireland residential institutions between 1922 and 1995. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

Alleged abuse victims are refusing to sign statements to a major inquiry into historical offences at care homes unless they secure legal funding, the (...)

Lawyers argued that the ongoing Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) Inquiry sitting in Banbridge is powerless to properly scrutinise a ’closed order’ surrounding the Kincora home.

An abuse victim today won the first stage in his court battle to have claims, that politicians and high-level British state agents colluded in a paedo(...)

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry was  set up in 2013 to investigate child abuse in residential institutions between 1922 and 1995. File Photograph: Paul Faith/AFPGetty Images

The chairman of an inquiry into alleged historical abuse at care homes in Northern Ireland is to appeal a ruling that he unfairly denied legal represe(...)

The verdict could have wider funding issues for the ongoing Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry as it examines evidence from up to 360 witnesses. Photograph:  PA

A child abuse victim was unfairly denied legal representation at a major inquiry into alleged historical offences at care homes, a High Court judge ha(...)

Stormont: junior minister Jennifer McCann has called for “some sort of reparations made in terms of those people that have went through the [Historical Institutional Abuse] inquiry”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Survivors of historical institutional child abuse in Northern Ireland should receive reparations, a junior minister in the powersharing administration(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers: said the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry was the “best-placed authority” to address the Kincora allegations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

GERRY MORIARTY First Minister Peter Robinson is to liaise with the head of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry after Northern Secretary Theresa(...)

Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers who said today  Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry led by retired judge Sir Anthony Hart would examine allegations relating to Kincora boys home.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Allegations of sexual abuse at a notorious Belfast boys home will not be examined in the British government inquiry into historical child abuse. It ha(...)

Rubane House in Co Down was the subject of a police investigation in the 1990s. Photograph: Getty Images

A senior official at a Catholic order investigating the first sexual abuse allegations at a Northern Ireland children’s home said the matter was best (...)

File photograph of Fr Brendan Smyth from 1997. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Sexual abuse was rampant at a children’s home in Northern Ireland run by a Catholic order of brothers, a senior police officer has said.Around a fifth(...)

Sir Anthony Hart has recounted how the 50 men and women who are to give evidence in the coming weeks were part of a group of approximately 130 children sent to Australia as part of a child migration programme between 1922 and 1995. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Northern Ireland inquiry into historical institutional abuse in the coming weeks will hear “shocking” evidence of alleged abuse against children w(...)