Bessborough house: During an oral hearing last April, there was much focus on a 1950 OSI Trace Map which carried a label “Children’s Burial Ground” in an area of the site around which two of the proposed blocks would be built.

A developer seeking to build apartments on the site of a former mother and baby home in Cork city has called on Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) to “corr(...)

Previous administrations have grappled with the question of balancing an individual’s right to information with another person’s right to privacy. File photograph: Getty

New legislation to give adopted people access to their birth information will be published next month, the Cabinet has been told. Minister for Child(...)

Plaque on wall of folly in Bessborough commemorating babies who died in the former mother and baby home.

An Bord Pleanala granting permission to a developer to build an apartment complex on the grounds of a former mother and baby home in Cork would amount(...)

 Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork: The Cork Survivors and Supporters Alliance says a plan by MWB Two Ltd to build 179 apartments will intrude on an area of children’s graves. Photograph:  Provision

Two apartment blocks planned by a private developer will be situated directly over a children’s burial ground in the former Bessborough Mother and Bab(...)

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

Archaeological experts for the developers of a controversial housing project on the grounds of a former Mother and Baby Home in Cork have told a plann(...)

The former Bessborough home in Cork. Photograph: Provision

An Bord Pleanála has decided to hold an oral hearing into plans for a controversial housing development on the site of the former Bessborough mother a(...)

The commission found that two companies that now form part of GSK were involved in trials at the homes that did not comply with the standards at the time in relation to securing consent. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images

Pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been asked to consider making reparations arising from the findings of the Commission of Investigation i(...)

The former mother and baby home at Bessborough, Co Cork. Photograph: Provision

The company behind a controversial development on the grounds of a former mother and baby home in Cork has lodged an appeal against a decision by Cork(...)

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was chaired by Judge Yvonne Murphy. Photograph: Eric Luke

Hundreds of people who gave confidential testimony to the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes will be able to get copies of that t(...)

The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary ran the Bessborough Home in Cork city for almost 80 years. File photograph: Provision.

Babies born at the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork who died within months of their birth may have been buried off-site in a local authority-o(...)

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