Patrick Anderson McQuaid, Derek Leinster and Noleen Belton, members of the Bethany Survivors Group, at the burial site of children from the Bethany Home in Harold’s Cross, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation would like to hear from anyone who was resident in, or who worked, in any of the 14 homes it is(...)

‘I lived in a state of pure terror’: Rosemary Adaser, co-founder of the group Mixed Race Irish.  Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

In October 1958, when Rosemary Adaser was admitted, as an 18-month-old, to a mother-and-baby home in Dublin, her admission notes described her as “ill(...)

In 1975, Cardinal Seán Brady conducted canonical investigations into allegations by two teenage boys of abuse by Fr Brendan Smyth. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Hearing Cardinal Seán Brady’s evidence to the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry was to be reminded of a damning conclusion in Judge Yvonn(...)

Commissions of investigations came into being in 2004 when an Act of the same name passed through the Dáil. Photograph: Getty Images

Commissions of investigations came into being in 2004 when an Act of the same name passed through the Dáil. Then minister for justice Michael McDowel(...)

A Co Dublin couple have consented to their four-bedroom, semi-detached home being given back to their bank, a court was told Monday.

A Co Dublin couple have consented to their four-bedroom, semi-detached home being given back to their bank, a court was told Monday.Tony Reynolds, sol(...)

A man jailed for possessing a suitcase full of cannabis will find out next Tuesday whether his conviction will be quashed. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters.

A man jailed for possessing a suitcase full of cannabis will find out next Tuesday whether his conviction will be quashed.Remigijus Tuma (32), with an(...)

Judge Yvonne Murphy, who has been appointed chairperson of the  Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. The commission’s work is officially underway following the formal appointment of  three commissioners. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The work of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is now officially underway following the formal appointment of the three indivi(...)

The data shows that the exceptionally high death rate among children of unmarried mothers was not confined to any one home or any one location in Ireland and that it persisted till the 1940s.

While the standard of living today, measured in terms of income per head, is a multiple of what it was a century ago, a much more dramatic improvement(...)

In a major speech to a nervous American nation in 1860, Abraham Lincoln explained that it would be foolish to “follow implicitly in whatever” had b(...)

Ms Justice Yvonne Murphy: to chair   mother-and-baby home commission of inquiry

MEPs will be lobbied tomorrow in Brussels by groups seeking support for a broader remit in terms of reference for the mother-and-baby home commission(...)