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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(...)

Site of the  Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in  Blackrock, Cork city:  was operated by the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary  nuns. Photograph: Provision

Bessborough More than 900 children born in, or admitted to the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home outside Cork city died in infancy or early childhood,(...)

Historian Catherine Corless  at her home, in Tuam. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Historian Catherine Corless, whose work led to the establishment of the mother and baby homes commission of investigation, has said she is “very, very(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone making a statement on the Tuam mother-and-baby home in October 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said that the Government could have refused a request from the commission investigating mother-and-baby ho(...)

Speaking at Boston College, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said: “I anticipate that in our drafting of the legislation in order to do the exhumation and excavation of the Tuam site, the issue of ‘is this just for Tuam or is it for other possible sites’ will be addressed.” Photograph: Peter Julian/Boston College

Legislation required to allow for the excavation of human remains at the site of the former Tuam Mother-and-Baby Home may allow for exhumations at the(...)

A man in his 20s died on Wednesday after his car crashed in Co Westmeath

A man in his 20s who died on Wednesday after his car crashed in Co Westmeath has been named locally as Patrick Lynch. A women (18) who was in the ca(...)

The collision occurred at Deerpark on the Castlepollard to Collinstown Road between 10pm and 11.20pm. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A man in his 20s has died and a young woman is in a serious condition after a car hit a ditch in Co Westmeath on Wednesday night. The collision occur(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

A wreck of a market - a post-crash ghost estate

For Ann, it was a bunk in a hostel or the loss of a new, permanent job. That was her choice. She has spent weeks looking for a place to rent in Dubl(...)

Engineers using ground-penetrating radar at the site of a mass grave of  children at the former Mother and Baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph from 2014: Aidan Crawley/EPA

What has been discovered in Tuam? Last Friday, the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes announced that “significant” quantities of (...)

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