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An altar at the Tuam babies burial ground: Examination of bones should  be able to detect trauma and tell whether it occurred before or after death. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Even separating the bones found at the Tuam Mother-and-Baby Home into individual sets of remains could be an impossible task, a leading forensic exper(...)

Local historian Catherine Corless at the site of the Tuam mother and baby home: she said the  Bon Secours should pay for further investigation. “There has to be accountability.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Survivors of the Tuam mother and baby home say that the cases of four* women who may have been buried on the site of the former Bon Secours facility m(...)

A shrine with an image of the Virgin Mary is seen on the site of the former mother-and-baby home run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam, Co Galway. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

A decision on what to do with the site of a former mother-and-baby home in Tuam, Co Galway, will be taken within months, Minister for Children Katheri(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: wants to consult with the local community in Tuam before proceeding on a definite course of action. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An expert group set up by the Government to examine the site of a former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway, has cast serious doubt on whether th(...)

July 2017: High Court approves €15m for boy brain damaged at birth due to alleged medical negligence. Jack Leane, through his mother Annette Leane, su(...)

Historian Catherine Corless: wants an archeological dig on the site of the 19th-century castle, which was run as an orphange by the Sisters of Mercy. “We need to establish if children were buried there.” Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Galway historian Catherine Corless has called for a full investigation into the buildings and land around a former Sisters of Mercy orphanage before i(...)

Dr Micky Collins, executive director at University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC): “There is clearly something wrong but we don’t know if concussion is the only variable in some of the scary things we are seeing.”  Photograph: by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

A fundamental disagreement in how brain injuries should be treated exists between leading US experts and what was agreed at last year’s international (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris is to announce an initiative to help reduce the number of people on waiting lists for diagnostic endoscopy tests. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris is to announce an initiative to help reduce the number of people on waiting lists for diagnostic endoscopy tests, als(...)

The  VHI Swiftcare centre at Dundum, Dublin. The VHI has decided to restrict use of its  clinics to its own members

It was convenient while it lasted, but families across the State will only have limited access to VHI Swiftcare clinics from September. Operating in D(...)

Bon Secours operates hospitals in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Tralee and Limerick

Profits more than doubled at Bon Secours Health System last year due to an increase in patient volumes and an extension of services across the private(...)

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