Bessborough in Cork city – site of proposed development and subject of oral planning hearing which has now concluded. Photograph: Provision

The Mother and Baby Home in Bessborough, where more than 900 babies and women died, has cast a shadow over Cork, and the people of the city do not wan(...)

A detail from the 1950 Ordnance Survey field trace map that was at the centre of testimony at the Bord Pleanála oral hearing

The developers of a housing project on the grounds of the former Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork have rejected claims by a survivors’ group t(...)

The Bessborough centre  in Cork. “The developers must remain conscious of the apprehensions and sensitivities of many survivors of the mother and baby home at Bessborough”

Developers seeking to build an apartment complex on the grounds of the former Bessborough home should retain forensic archeologists during any excavat(...)

Bessborough,  set up as a Mother and Baby Home in 1922 and closed in 1998, was owned and operated by the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, based in Chigwell, Essex, in the UK. File photograph: BBC

The Bishop of Cork and Ross, Dr Fintan Gavin has welcomed a commitment by religious orders involved in mother and baby homes to talk to the Government(...)