The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes will look at the entry and exit arrangements for single women into and out of the homes and for the children on leaving the institutions.

A commission of investigation into mother and baby homes will have the power to compel drug companies which conducted vaccine trials on children resid(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly: announced that the publication of the terms of reference for the commission of investigation into mother-and-baby homes has been postponed until autumn. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A group representing people housed in mother-and-baby homes has warned that it will bring a complaint to the UN Committee Against Torture if the term(...)

A Justice for Magdalenes press conference in Dublin last February: the group accuses the McAleese report of “marginalising the women’s lived experiences in these institutions”. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Justice has sharply criticised a submission by the Justice for Magdalenes (JFM) advocacy group to the McAleese committee on the exte(...)

The UN Committee Against Torture criticised the inquiry into the Magdalene Laundries that was chaired by former senator Martin McAleese, saying it lacked many elements of a “prompt, independent and thorough” investigation.   Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The United Nations torture watchdog has criticised the McAleese inquiry into the Magdalene laundries, saying it lacked many elements of a “prompt, ind(...)