The congregations have yet to pay in full compensation deals reached in 2002 and 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eighteen religious congregations who ran orphanages, reformatories and industrial schools investigated by the Ryan Commission have yet to fully honour(...)

In general the Tusla audit found that the congregations had made substantial improvements in adhering to and implementing child abuse management guidelines.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Sixteen out of 135 Catholic congregations in Ireland had “unsatisfactory” child protection procedures in place to the end of 2015, according to an aud(...)

Grace Dyas at the Magdalene laundry site on Railway Street in north inner city Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I am digging here to find my baby. I am digging to find out the truth. But the sad thing is, as soon as I find out the truth, I will bury it again. So(...)

Real efforts were made by the sisters of Our Lady of Charity to “do something” for the girls and younger women.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Recent research in Dublin, Caen, Angers and Rome, has put into the public domain new information on the Magdalene laundries of St Mary’s High Park and(...)

The sole owner of the  National Maternity Hospital  will be St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, of which  Sisters of Charity are the shareholders. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Survivors of child abuse in residential institutions have expressed shock at the fact that the sole owner of the new National Maternity Hospital in so(...)

“The truth is industrial and reformatory schools, Magdalene laundries, orphanages, special needs schools, and mother and baby homes are all interlinked and were the State’s response to welfare in Ireland for most of the 20th century.”  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On hearing the reports in the media about the discovery of a mass grave at the site of the once mother and baby home in Tuam, it nearly feels as thoug(...)

Protesters who marched on the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in 2014 in relation to the Tuam graves and deaths of infants in Irish institutions. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Every time you think you’ve exhausted the depravity of Catholic Ireland, you’re reminded that your imagination is insufficiently dark.” The writer (...)

One city centre developer said he expects  bidding for the two-acre site to begin at over €10 million

A two-acre redevelopment site with an extensive range of period buildings located between Sean McDermott Street and Railway Street in Dublin’s north i(...)

Former residents of Magdalene laundries lay a wreath on the mass unmarked graves of residents of Magdalene laundries in Glasnevin Cemetery in 2014. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Members of the public are invited to visit graves of Magdalene women around Ireland on Sunday. March 6th will mark the the fifth annual Flowers for (...)

A value-for-money review has been ordered into all bodies engaged in combatting homelessness to see “if there is inefficiency or duplication that needs to be addressed”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A value for money and efficiency review of all homeless services and voluntary housing associations has been ordered by Minister for the Community Ala(...)

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