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Labour MP Stella Creasy is to table an amendment to the NI (Executive Formation) Bill seeking to extend access to abortion to Northern Ireland. File photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

A Catholic bishop in Northern Ireland has called on people there to contact their MPs “urgently” to oppose an attempt in the House of Commons on Monda(...)

The bureau was based at the Knock shrine in Co Mayo. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

After 50 years, and claiming credit for almost 1,000 unions, the Knock Marriage Bureau has announced that it has played Cupid for the last time. The (...)

‘It’s easy to do autonomous cars in California or Arizona, where the roads are big, the lane markings are clear, and you have great weather,’ says Cormican

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Valeo, the French vehicle technology supplier, are building up a major hub in the west of Ireland for autonomous vehicle r(...)

A shrine at the site of the Tuam babies graveyard. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo/Reuters

I recently interviewed Dimitra Trypani, a Greek composer whose work focuses on the wounds, melancholy, confusion, fear and instability that humans inf(...)

St Mary’s mother and baby home in  Tuam: fifth interim report says the burial locations of hundreds of children who died in the State’s homes remain unknown. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/New York Times

Galway County Council has insisted it is fully co-operating with the investigation into the Tuam mother-and-baby home, despite criticism by the commis(...)

The site of the mass grave for children who died in the mother-and-baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nuns who presided over the running of the Bessborough mother-and-baby home in Cork should be questioned by gardaí, a woman who gave birth there 50 yea(...)

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(...)

A pair of baby shoes with the message ‘Bury us with dignity’ hangs on a wall at the site of the Tuam mother-and-baby home. Photograph: Andy Newman

An expert working for the order of nuns which ran the Tuam mother-and-baby home in Co Galway argued in January this year that the underground structur(...)

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

If the failure to record the deaths and burials of so-called illegitimate and abandoned children who died in various institutions during the last cent(...)

More than 950 “deserted and abandoned” and “illegitimate” children who died in the Dublin Union workhouse and associated institutions were sent to medical schools at UCD, Trinity and the Royal College of Surgeons between 1920 and 1977. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The bodies of hundreds of children who died in Ireland’s mother and baby homes were sent to medical schools to be dissected by students during anatomi(...)

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