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The former Marianvale mother and baby home in Newry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Hundreds of babies from Northern Ireland were moved from four homes, including two run by the Catholic Church in Belfast and Newry, to the Republic be(...)

Graves of those who died at    the Bethany home, in Mount Jerome Cemetery. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Church Missions (ICM) has said it “did not found, manage or finance any mother and baby homes”, after the Commission of Investigation into M(...)

A man  lays flowers this week at a shrine in Tuam, Co Galway, erected in memory of up to 800 children  buried at the site of the mother and baby home there. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The women and children who suffered in mother and baby homes were “abandoned by their church”, a Cork priest has said during Sunday Mass. Fr Colin D(...)

A grave for children who died in the Bethany Home in Dublin. Church of Ireland primate Archbishop John McDowell and Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson said the women and children who passed through the homes ‘deserved much better’. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The two Church of Ireland archbishops have acknowledged “with shame” that the church was “complicit, as with the rest of society at that time, in a cu(...)

Flowers are seen on a grave at Mount Jerome Cemetery in Dublin for children who died in the  Bethany Home. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Across 49 years, the Protestant-run Bethany Home admitted 1,584 women and 1,376 children. The deaths of five women and 262 children are associated w(...)

 The Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Tipperary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nine thousand children died in Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes between 1922 and 1998, including three-quarters of all the children born, or admitted t(...)

Claire Smyth and her two daughters Hannah and Bethany (right) who were involved in a quad bike crash near their home in Ballycastle on Tuesday. Bethany died and Hannah is seriously ill in hospital. Photograph: Pacemaker

The young victim of a tragic crash which claimed the lives of her mother and sister is making “small but significant steps” to recovery, a local churc(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Doves are released at the annual Remembrance for the Little Ones in Mount Jerome cemetery in Harolds Cross Dublin today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The names of 240 children from the Bethany Mother and Child Home and other institutions were inscribed on a memorial stone at Mount Jerome Cemetery in(...)

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