People lay flowers in support of the Bethany Survivors Group, at Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, in 2010. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Following the Tuam discoveries, attention has focused again on the moral and legal responsibilities of the State and of the Catholic Church, who activ(...)

Engineers using ground-penetrating radar at the site of a mass grave of  children at the former Mother and Baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph from 2014: Aidan Crawley/EPA

What has been discovered in Tuam? Last Friday, the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes announced that “significant” quantities of (...)

Confirmation that the remains of a significant number of babies and infants up to three years of age, probably in their hundreds, have been found on t(...)

Tom Warde, Loughrea, Walter Francis, Athenry and P.J. Haverty speak to Minister Katherine Zappone at the site of the Tuam Mothers and Baby home. Photo: Ray Ryan

Human remains of a significant number of babies and infants up to three years of age have been found on the site of the former mother and baby home in(...)