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Philomena Lee was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey mother and baby home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Retired nurse Philomena Lee has brought a High Court challenge aimed at quashing parts of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mot(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘Church-run institutions should be places where people experience the warm embrace of Jesus Christ, particularly vulnerable people, not harshness, judgementalism and disrespect.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

What happened in the mother and baby homes was “only one chapter in a shocking narrative that has gone on for some time”, the Catholic Archbishop of D(...)

 The Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Tipperary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nine thousand children died in Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes between 1922 and 1998, including three-quarters of all the children born, or admitted t(...)

Ballaghaderreen in Co Roscommon  is among the rural towns seeing a return of young people and fresh ideas as a result of the pandemic and(...)

Pictured outside Headfort school are (from left to right) headmaster Kevin Allwright; Rupert Butler of the senior management team; Lorraine Mancey, board member; Mike Bolton, senior management team; Marcus Williams and Jack Blakiston Houston, both board members. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ireland’s only boarding school for primary school children is set to reopen after closing earlier this year due to financial problems exacerbated by t(...)

Thousands rally in support of opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in Minsk. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich

Autocratic Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has turned to Moscow for help as hundreds of thousands of protesters called on him to resign for all(...)

Police surround a protester during a protest  in Minsk on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

International pressure is growing on Belarus to end a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters who accuse Alexander Lukashenko, the country’s auto(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said there was a lack of transparency on the issue and that officials needed to visit factory floors to assess the issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

As many as 600 meat processing workers have tested positive for Covid-19, according to Siptu. The claim comes as concerns mount that the pattern could(...)

Denise O’Reilly at Alexandra Pier in Washington DC

Denise O’Reilly, from Roscrea, Co Tipperary, lives in Washington DC where she works as a chief operating officer for global data and consulting c(...)

At Tuam the fifth interim report found that scientific analysis on underground chambers  'suggests that at least some of the chambers in which human remains were found were at some stage used to receive sewage'.

Publication of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation’s final report could be delayed due to its exceptional length The document is on(...)

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