Members of the Bethany Home Survivors’ Campaign and Survivors of Protestant Children’s Institutions at Leinster House recently for a meeting with Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Some issues being raised in public debate on mother-and-baby homes are beyond the focus of an upcoming commission of inquiry, the Minister for Childre(...)

Members of the Bethany Home Survivors Campaign and Survivors of Protestant Children’s Institutions at Leinster House yesterday for a meeting with Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly. Photograph: Eric Luke

The commission of inquiry into mother and baby homes will neglect the experiences of children who suffered physical and sexual abuse if it fails to i(...)

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 (...)