Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Tipperary,  a mother and baby home  from 1930 to 1970. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Damning testimonies from anguished women who lived in mother and baby homes are not confined to the last century. After the reformist Lady Arbella Den(...)

The Garda has made a public appeal for witnesses to potential crimes that took place at mother and baby homes

The Garda has made a public appeal for witnesses to potential crimes that took place at mother and baby homes over the decades. The appeal was made a(...)

Historian Catherine Corless at her home, in Tuam, Co Galway in 2017. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

The report of the State investigation into mother-and-baby homes will release survivors from the shame they carry, historian Catherine Corless has sai(...)

Catherine Corless has expressed surprise that its report may not be published for sometime yet. File Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Catherine Corless, whose work in Tuam Co Galway led to the setting up of the Mother and Baby Home Commission, has expressed surprise that its report m(...)

Signing laundry sheets outside a  Magdalene laundry building.

Anyone tempted to believe there is no smoke without fire might try journalism sometime. They would quickly discover that the laws of physics rarely ap(...)

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

A “history seminar” challenging findings of various Commissions of Inquiry into child abuse and planned for Dublin’s University Church on Stephen’s Gr(...)

Site of a mass grave for infants who died in the Tuam mother and baby home in Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

NUI Galway has challenged a finding in an interim report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation that its medical school had received(...)

At Tuam the fifth interim report found that scientific analysis on underground chambers  'suggests that at least some of the chambers in which human remains were found were at some stage used to receive sewage'.

Publication of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation’s final report could be delayed due to its exceptional length The document is on(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone and AAI chairman Dr Geoffrey Shannon: legislation would make the authority the custodian of these sensitive adoption records.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Up to 200 potential locations holding adoption files around the country have been drawn up in a draft document by the Adoption Authority of Ireland (A(...)

The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

On May 20th, 2009, the Commission into Child Abuse published its shattering 2,600-page report. It investigated 215 residential institutions for chi(...)

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