Majella Moynihan first requested files relating to her disciplinary process in late 2004, but the request was rejected. Photograph: RTÉ

An Garda Síochána is coming under increasing pressure to clarify the whereabouts of files relating to the disciplinary case against Majella Moynihan, (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said she was working very hard to listen to the concerns of adopted people and felt that she had achieved real progress in her discussions with the Attorney General. File image:  Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has defended the new Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill which she says strikes the correct balance betwee(...)

Philomena Lee at an event this week to mark the publication of the Clann Project report ’Ireland’s Unmarried Mothers and their Children: Gathering the Data’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The skewed values of our past continue to be a source of distress for many elderly Irish women and their now ageing children. It is unconscionable tha(...)

The entrace of the Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in Dublin. A new service will help those affected by the mother-and-baby homes prepare witness statements ahead of the commission of investigation into the homes. File  photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Women and others whose lives were affected by the mother-and-baby homes, including those forcibly adopted as babies, have been urged to avail of a fre(...)

The Government should broaden the terms of reference for its commission of inquiry into mother and baby homes to include state maternity hospitals and their role in private adoptions, a conference on adoption has heard.

The Government should broaden the terms of reference for its commission of inquiry into mother and baby homes to include state maternity hospitals and(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly: announced that the publication of the terms of reference for the commission of investigation into mother-and-baby homes has been postponed until autumn. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A group representing people housed in mother-and-baby homes has warned that it will bring a complaint to the UN Committee Against Torture if the term(...)