Taoiseach Micheál Martin. During a pre-Christmas interview, Mr Martin said the redress scheme went ‘significantly beyond’ some of the suggestions that were made by the commission.  Photograph: Johanna Geron/EPA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has defended the redress scheme for the survivors of mother and baby homes and said there are no plans to reopen or review it(...)

The Government has been urged to purchase lands where the missing bodies of infants born at the former Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork may be buried. Photograph: Provision

The Government has been urged to purchase lands where the missing bodies of infants born at a former Cork mother and baby home may be buried after pla(...)

The award is given each year to individuals and groups that  best embody the fighting spirit of Cork-born, American trade unionist and children’s rights activist, Mother Jones.

A mother and baby home survivors group has been honoured with this year’s Spirit of Mother Jones Award for its efforts to ensure that more than 800 ba(...)

Philomena Lee was sent to the Seán Ross home in Co Tipperary after becoming pregnant at 18. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Many points raised in the High Court cases taken by two former residents of mother and baby homes relate to a “difference of view” about the Commissio(...)

Retired nurse Philomena Lee: was sent to the Seán Ross mother and baby home in Co Tipperary in 1952 after becoming pregnant at the age of 18.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Numerous findings in the final report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigations are “at odds” with the testimony submitted by former r(...)

Catherine Corless at the site of the former Tuam mother and baby home in 2019. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Catherine Corless has received a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Red Cross for her investigations into the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home (...)

Michael Byrne holds his communion photo and also his Irish passport when he was aged 4. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Byrne clutches a black book full of old photographs, letters and documents, which he calls his “bible”. Michael (64), who was born in the Tu(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: he and   Minister for Disabilities Anne Rabbitte published the Commission of Investigation interim reports on Friday

There were repeated and systemic failings in the management of the care of “Grace”, an intellectually disabled woman left in foster care for two decad(...)

Mary Cronin: ‘To say it was a bombshell is putting it mildly.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Mary Cronin was 70 when she discovered she had spent the first six years of her life in the mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. She was contacte(...)

The Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork city – former children’s home operated by the Sacred Heart nuns. Photograph: Provision

A pharmaceutical firm is to provide an “enhanced information service” for former residents of mother and baby homes regarding vaccine trials that took(...)

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