Tuam

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In March 2017, the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation confirmed the discovery “significant quantities” of human remains in disused septic tanks in Tuam.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has published the terms of reference for an examination of legal options regarding DNA sampling in connection (...)

Historian Catherine Corless. Photograph Reuters/Peter Nicholls

A project aimed at collecting the personal histories of people born at the Tuam mother-and-baby home was launched in Galway on Thursday. President of(...)

 Michael O’Flaherty received   his birth certificate containing his full name, date of birth and mother’s name when he joined the army aged 24.     Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Ann O’Flaherty remembers the first night she met her husband, Michael, at the Irish Club on Parnell Square in Dublin in October 1973 and the walk home(...)

A file image of  the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, in Co Galway. Photograph: PA

Survivors from the Tuam mother and baby home have called on the Government to begin collecting DNA samples immediately. The Tuam Home Survivors’ Net(...)

The court heard Ray McHugh bought the schoolgirl a charm bracelet for her 13th birthday with ‘love’ inscribed on one charm. Photograph: RTÉ

A 39-year-old Galway man has been given an eight-and-a-half year prison term with the final 18 months suspended for the oral rape, sexual exploitation(...)

A geophysical survey of infant burial grounds at the site of the former Sean Ross Abbey mother and baby home in Roscrea. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission has begun a geophysical survey at the site of a former mother and baby home in Tipperary. The survey is being ca(...)

 Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: apologised to the former residents, saying she was “deeply sorry” about the delayed report. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has apologised to survivors of mother and baby homes after another delay in the work of a commission of invest(...)

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(...)

Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation chairperson  Judge Yvonne Murphy. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation is to seek an extension of one year before publishing its final report, which was due next mont(...)

New Welsh by-laws will require release of all salmon caught by nets before June 1st.

In a dramatic move brought about by the perilous state of all salmon and many sea trout stocks, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has implemented a suite (...)

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