Minister for Children James Reilly is expected to announce the terms of reference for the mother and baby home commission in the coming weeks. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A delegation of Irish campaigners who are calling for a broader term of reference for the mother and baby home commission have said they may take the(...)

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan: announced establishment of Commission of Investigation into mother and baby homes last week. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Magdalene laundries and County Homes should be included in terms of reference for the Commission of Investigation into mother and baby homes , four ad(...)

Members of the Bethany Survivors Group Patrick Anderson-McQuoid and Derek Leinster in 2010 at the burial site of children from the Bethany Home, at Mount Jerome Cemetery, Harolds Cross, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The State's treatment of young women and single mothers in the past was a “historic disgrace”, the founder of the Bethany Survivors Group said (...)