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Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said  the purpose of conducting any criminal investigation was to convict suspects in cases where evidence of crimes was established. However, the commencement of such investigations in the case of the Tuam mother and baby home was a decision for the Garda.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has sought a report from the Garda on all of the information available to the force about the burial of childr(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Co Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government has said it is willing to broaden inquiries into the deaths of hundreds of infants and children in a Tuam mother-and-baby home to ot(...)

The entrance to the site of a mass grave of hundreds of children who died in the former Bons Secours home for unmarried mothers  in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Reuters

Gardaí have begun to examine the circumstances around the discovery of a large quantity of human remains at a site in Tuam, Co Galway. The outcome of (...)

In a statement last night, Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary said while the archdiocese would co-operate with any inquiry, it did not have any involvement in the running of the home and had no records in its archives.

There is growing pressure on the Government to hold a full historical inquiry into the deaths of almost 800 children in a mother and baby home in T(...)

The site of the mother-and-baby home, in Tuam. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Government is giving “active consideration” to addressing the issue of children who died many years ago in mother and baby homes. Minister for Chi(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said that “if a public or state inquiry is not established into outstanding issues of concern surrounding the mother-and-baby homes, then it is important that a social history project be undertaken to get an accurate picture of these homes in our country’s history”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Tuam mother-and-baby home scandal has led to a call for “an urgent inquiry, including a Garda investigation, into the circumstances surrounding th(...)

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Town Address: 46 Santry Close, Santry, Dublin 9 Agent: Lisney The current owners have extended this modest-looking 140sq m (1,507sq ft) ho(...)

Workers embroider the Kiswa, a silk cloth covering the Holy Kaaba, in the holy city of Mecca this week. The owner of a new Islamic Cultural Centre on Shandon Street in Cork city, which was officially opened yesterday, has pledged to make the facility a vibrant part of the wider community. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

The owner of a new Islamic Cultural Centre on Shandon Street in Cork city, which was officially opened yesterday, has pledged to make the facility a v(...)

Kitty English: ‘What I really feel now at 86 is that once you’re up and out and have your senses about you, that’s the main thing.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I grew up in the countryside in Cork and later in Tipperary. I married a Tipperary farmer at 26 and we had six children but one of my sons died at the(...)

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