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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Nelson Mandela’s words were quoted on the opening day of the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry. “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children”

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” Nelson Mandela’s words were quoted (...)

A witness had alleged that an older boy came into her room at night and abused her as she lay in bed.

A witness to the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry has contradicted claims by another witness that he sexually abused her while she was in(...)

One witness, who alleged she was repeatedly physically abused at St Joseph’s Home, Termonbacca, in Derry (above), said she was also raped while in care outside the institution. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Allegations of rapes, beatings and other abuses made by former residents of Derry care homes run by th(...)

The Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry is sitting in Banbridge, Co Down,

A woman who was repeatedly physically abused at a Derry children’s home has said she was also raped while in care outside the institution. (...)

St Joseph’s Home,Termonbacca, in Derry: Witness said many people also did their best for those at the home.

A witness at the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry has told how he “had enough of the torture” from a named nun at a(...)

A nun who has been mentioned a number of times during the inquiry rejected a claim she severely  beat boys when they were residents of St Joseph’s Home,Termonbacca, Co Derry.

A witness has told the North’s historical institutional abuse inquiry she was sexually abused on several occasions by a young priest she though(...)