In March 2017, the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation confirmed the discovery “significant quantities” of human remains in disused septic tanks in Tuam.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has published the terms of reference for an examination of legal options regarding DNA sampling in connection (...)

‘I lived in a state of pure terror’: Rosemary Adaser, co-founder of the group Mixed Race Irish.  Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

In October 1958, when Rosemary Adaser was admitted, as an 18-month-old, to a mother-and-baby home in Dublin, her admission notes described her as “ill(...)