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(...)

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(...)

Termonbacca children’s home was a ‘warm and loving place’ a former senior social worker in Derry has told the inquiry investigating institutional abuse at care homes run by the Sisters of Nazareth.

Termonbacca children’s home was a “warm and loving place” a former senior social worker in Derry has told the inquiry investigating institution(...)

One witness repeatedly broke down yesterday as she described abuse she suffered at the Sisters of Nazareth home in Derry. Photograph: Trevor McBride.

A woman waived her right to anonymity at Northern Ireland’s Historical Institutional Abus(...)

An internal view of the courtroom at Banbridge, Northern Ireland where  public hearings into allegations of historical child abuse  are taking place. Photograph: : Paul Faith/PA Wire

The first witness to waive her right to anonymity has told the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry of allegations of beatings and sex abuse (...)

An image above a door at Nazareth House on Bishop Street in Derry. Photograph: Trevor McBride

A priest told a former resident of a Derry residential home run by nuns that he must never repeat allegations of sex and other abuse.A witness told th(...)