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Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation chairperson  Judge Yvonne Murphy. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation is to seek an extension of one year before publishing its final report, which was due next mont(...)

Pope Francis shaking hands with Minister for Children Katherine Zappone at Áras an Uachtaráin as part of his visit to Ireland in August. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Pope Francis has made no reference to a financial contribution by the Church in his response to a letter from Minister for Children Katherine Zappone (...)

Part of the former Magdalene Laundry in Galway, which is to be renovated by the homeless agency Cope Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes

The story of inmate number 105, who climbed out over the roof in a heavy shower of rain in an attempt to escape, and the tale of a family who smuggled(...)

Pope Francis:  organisers of the World Meeting of Families have removed his inclusive language on the family and LGBTI+ pictures from their pamphlets, and deleted references to gay families by a bishop in the catechesis. Photograph: Angelo Carconi

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone sought assurances from Tánaiste Simon Coveney that no State funding would be used to finance the World Meeting(...)

The Government’s decision to undertake a forensic examination of the site at the former Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Co Galway has already brought comfort to survivors of the Home and to relatives of children believed buried there. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Government’s decision to undertake a forensic examination of the site at the former mother-and-baby home in Tuam, Co Galway, is significant. The i(...)

An apology to Lorraine Duffy by consultant radiologist Dr Ian Davidson of Bon Secours Hospital, Galway, was  read to the court. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A woman who was given the all-clear after a brain scan but collapsed four years later with a brain haemorrhage has settled her High Court action for €(...)

Catherine Corles at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home burial ground on Tuesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Galway historian Catherine Corless said she was “shocked...pleasantly shocked” by the Government’s decision to initiate excavation and exhumation at t(...)

Historian Catherine Corless. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Carmel Larkin says she couldn’t sleep a wink on Monday night, anticipating a Government decision on a site that she once called home. Larkin, a widow(...)

 Minister for Children Katherine Zappone  at a press briefing to announce details of plans to excavate the former Tuam Mother and Baby Home site. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Bon Secours religious congregation has offered €2.5 million towards the costs of a forensic excavation at the former Mother and Baby Home site in (...)

Ben Robinson died after a school rugby match in Co Antrim in 2011.

The story of Ben Robinson (14), who died after a school rugby match in Co Antrim in 2011, changed what the word “concussion” means to many parents on (...)

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