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(...)

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(...)

Tony and Ita Johnstone’s B&B, St Judes, in Salthill: Visitors have often asked about the house name. One couple were so taken with it that they named their baby Jude.

If you were to guess the most common house name in the State, your answer would probably be wrong. There are many Hill Views, Parochial Houses and Ais(...)

 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(...)

A detail from the 1950 Ordnance Survey field trace map that was at the centre of testimony at the Bord Pleanála oral hearing

The developers of a housing project on the grounds of the former Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork have rejected claims by a survivors’ group t(...)

Bessborough, Cork. Photoraph: Provision

Cork City Council has refused planning permission for a controversial housing development on the grounds of the former Bessborough mother and baby hom(...)

Catherine Coffey O’Brien of the Cork Survivors and Supporters Alliance has called on the Minister for Children to have graves at Bessborough ‘marked, preserved and protected’. Photograph: Garrett White

A campaign group set up to represent the families of infants who died in the Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork have called for an oral hearing (...)

The pandemic has shifted the public focus to facts and figures, showing the strength of data analytics in Ireland. File photograph: Getty

When the first case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in Ireland at the end of February, the medical sector sprang into action. Hospital beds were freed up, (...)

A chartered geomatics surveyor can resolve issues of land ownership between neighbouring properties. Photograph: Getty Images

My deeds show my property runs to the far side of an old farm lane to the back of my house. My neighbour has cleared the lane and made a rough road ou(...)

Large parts of south Dublin have lower incidence than many areas not affected by the new restrictions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart region of west Dublin has the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State, according to the first national breakdown of incide(...)

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