Carole Brennan, Evon Brennan and Rosemary Adaser, of Mixed Race Irish, who appeared before the justice committee, outside Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Irish State “singularly and spectacularly failed mixed race children” in its care, the Oireachtas justice committee was told yesterday.Carole Bren(...)

The current draft Bill states that, if an intended parent has died, their consent is no longer valid, meaning posthumous conception is effectively not allowed.  Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A draft Bill should be amended to allow for the eggs or sperm of a deceased person to be used in limited circumstances, a Dáil committee has recommend(...)

World War Two graves in Normandy, France. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Bill offering a pardon and immunity from prosecution to soldiers who deserted the Defence Forces to fight on the Allied side in World War II has (...)