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Flowers at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has been criticised for casting a slur on people in Tuam through her accusation that there were persons who kn(...)

Historian Catherine Corless. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Carmel Larkin says she couldn’t sleep a wink on Monday night, anticipating a Government decision on a site that she once called home. Larkin, a widow(...)

Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The chief executive of An Post has said he is not attacking rural Ireland but is ensuring the viability of the company. “What we are doing is the opp(...)

 Fr Tony Flannery who chaired the Association of Catholic Priests’  public regional meeting in Tuam, Co Galway, ahead of the Papal visit. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pope Francis has been urged to avoid being “treated like a celebrity”, and to apologise to all those mistreated in the Magdalene laundries, mother an(...)

 The   remains of a significant number of babies and infants of up to three years old have been found at the site of the former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

They were known as the “home babies”, and Kevin O’Dwyer says he can still hear the clatter of their hobnail boots on the way to primary school. O’Dwy(...)

People take part in a candlelit vigil in memory of the residents of  the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam.  Photograph: Ray Ryan

When PJ Haverty joined a candle-lit walk into Tuam, Co Galway on Wednesday night, he could only think of the distressed steps taken on the very same r(...)