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Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, which was a mother-and-baby home operated by the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Prof Mary Daly of the Mother and Baby Home Commission recently attempted to explain why, in 20th-century Ireland, so many thousands of children were n(...)

Fr Kevin Doran, who sits on the Mater’s board of directors and the board of governors, would not comment   on the hospital’s decision. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mater Hospital in Dublin has said it will comply with the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013.In a brief statement issued yesterday the h(...)

 Fr Kevin Doran:   ‘The issue is broader than just abortion. What’s happening is the Minister is saying hospitals are not entitled to have an ethos.’ Photograph: Moya Nolan

The Mater hospital in Dublin “cannot comply” with the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act and cannot carry out abortions, a member of its board of(...)