Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan has published the draft General Scheme for a Retention of Records Bill. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Bill has been published by the Government which proposes that records gathered by the Ryan Commission, which investigated abuse in residential inst(...)

The buildings and 10 acres of development land at St Joseph’s campus on Grace Park Road in Drumcondra

The Rosminian Order of priests and brothers is to sell its freehold interest in eight period buildings and outright ownership in 10 acres of developm(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has backed calls for the establishment of an inquiry into deaths at  mother and baby homes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has backed calls for the establishment of an independent inquiry into mother and baby homes, saying it was impo(...)

At least 200 social work posts are vacant despite significant increases in the number of reports of children at risk of abuse or neglect, new figures (...)

Geoffrey Shannon said it was not necessarily the case that the State would be held accountable for all abuse cases.

The State may need to consider a financial redress scheme for victims of child abuse in schools following this week’s landmark ruling in the European (...)

The review said that the “broadcasting of two documentaries on Irish television (Dear Daughter in 1996 and States of Fear in 1999) led to a new emphasis on the experience of victims of abuse at the hands of religious congregations”

The review found that there had been 870 allegations of child abuse made against 325 Christian Brothers, 12 of whom were convicted in the courts. It f(...)

A model of the Garden of Remembrance, in Dublin’s Parnell Square, showing the proposed ‘Journey of Light’ memorial to victims of institutional abuse in Ireland

Planning permission has been granted for a memorial to survivors of institutional abuse at Dublin’s Garden of(...)

The proposal for a memorial was made in the Ryan Report, which said it should “ provide a point of reference with sensory significance that keeps alive the memory of those who suffered loss and pain”. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Dublin City Council’s planners are expected to approve the winning scheme for a memorial to victims of institutional abuse at the Garden of Remembr(...)

If Jesus were alive today he would probably wear jeans or track-suits. He would not dress in clothes such as those worn by the cardinals who ga(...)