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A number of planned  follow-up interviews in the 1980s never took place as the focus of the investigation shifted to Abbeydorney and Tralee and to Joanne Hayes.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Gardaí investigating the Kerry Babies case began house-to-house enquiries on Valentia Island in Co Kerry on Monday morning. These are the first door-(...)

Daragh O’Connell: his dynamism around midfield and ability to pick off crucial scores has been important for Cuala.    Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

If there was a straw that broke the camel’s back for Darragh O’Connell in his final years hurling for Kerry, it was the traffic in Adare. Based in s(...)

Joanne Hayes: Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and Attorney General Séamus Woulfe are looking at options including compensation. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is to consult further with the family of Joanne Hayes before deciding the Government’s approach to the Kerry bab(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan will ask the Cabinet to consider a number of options including how it can distance the State from the 1985 report of the tribunal into the Kerry babies case. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government will today consider the possibility of offering compensation to Joanne Hayes, the woman at the centre of the Kerry babies controversy. (...)

Kerry babies case: Baby John’s grave, at Holy Cross cemetery in Cahersiveen. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The decision to open a cold case review into the death of the Cahersiveen baby over 30 years ago is one of three such reviews started over the past 14(...)

Joanne Hayes in 1985. Ms Hayes was charged with murder on May 1st, 1984, but the charge was dropped. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Gardaí investigating the killing of Baby John, found washed up on a beach in Kerry more than 30 years ago, believe the fact the infant lived for three(...)

 Kerry Babies protest at Leinster House in 1985 supporting Joanna Hayes. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

A blood sample at the centre of the Kerry Babies case was stored for 34 years until such time as scientific developments allowed for comprehensive DNA(...)

Joanne Hayes, June 1985. A DNA test carried out late last year into Baby John, who was about five days old and had been dead for two days, proved Ms Hayes could not have been the mother. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A full murder inquiry into the discovery of a baby boy on a beach outside Cahersiveen in Co Kerry more than 30 years ago has begun, following a Garda (...)

Joanne Hayes picutred at the Kerry babies tribunal tribunal in 1985. Photograph: Peter Thursfield.

Acting Garda Commissioner Donal O’Cualáin has apologised to Kerry woman Joanne Hayes for her treatment by gardaí over 30 years ago when she was arrest(...)

Joanne Hayes leaving the tribunal of enquiry into the Kerry babies in 1985. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Kerry babies case would be unlikely to happen today. The Ireland of 2018 bears little resemblance to that of 1985, when an 82-day tribunal grippe(...)

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