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Maria Arbuckle, whose son was removed from her for adoption when she was 18, attends  a protest over issues related to the mother and baby home redress scheme outside  Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes is “insulting”, “penny-pinching” and must be changed, survivors said during a protest outsid(...)

The Oireachtas Golf Society dinner at the Station House Hotel in Clifden, Co Galway, became a matter of political controversy amid claims that it breached coronavirus rules in place at the time.

The trial of four people over their alleged role in organising the Golfgate dinner in August 2020 is due to begin on Thursday. Independent TD Noel G(...)

Mourners at the funeral of Saoirse Corrigan, at St John The Baptist church, Whitehall, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The funeral has taken place of Saoirse Corrigan, who was one of the victims of a car crash at the weekend that killed three people. Ms Corrigan (21)(...)

The Sean Ross Abbey mother and baby home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Adoptee survivors of mother and baby homes say they are “devastated” and “up in arms”over the mother and baby homes redress scheme, saying it “discrim(...)

The four men were summoned in relation to an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner, which took place at the Station House Hotel, Clifden, during Covid restrictions last August

The case against two prominent politicians and two hoteliers over their alleged role in organising the “Golfgate” dinner during Covid restrictions las(...)

The Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork city – former children’s home operated by the Sacred Heart nuns. Photograph: Provision

A pharmaceutical firm is to provide an “enhanced information service” for former residents of mother and baby homes regarding vaccine trials that took(...)

 Laurence Sterne: the reputation of his comic masterpiece, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, has endured. Hulton Archive/Getty Images

On Wednesdays, classes in Coláiste Mhuire Mullingar in 1970 finished early but the school bus did not depart until 4.30pm. I spent the two hours in th(...)

Irish-Sierra Leonean artist and performer known as Loah  (Sallay Garnett) travelled across the world to trace her grandfather after making a DNA connection. File photograph: The Irish Times

Back when we had more spontaneous conversations, maybe at a party or on a train, people told me about secrets within their families. Whenever I said I(...)

A plaque on a wall at  Bessborough commemorating babies who died in the former mother and baby home. File photograph: The Irish Times

Every child born in Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork was properly baptised within the rites of the Catholic Church, according to the order wh(...)

A detail from the 1950 Ordnance Survey field trace map showing a children’s burial ground at Bessborough.

Allowing a proposed apartment complex to proceed on the grounds of the former mother and baby home in Bessborough in Cork city would amount to a conti(...)

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