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Former president Mary McAleese addressing the Voices of Faith conference in Rome last week. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

In his speech to the Brookings Institution in Washington on Tuesday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described the impasse in Northern Ireland as “corrosive an(...)

Clint Massey, a former resident of Kincora Boys’ Home, outside Banbridge Courthouse in May 2016 as a public inquiry  examined allegations of abuse at the notorious facility in east Belfast. File photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

Kincora child abuse survivor Clint Massey has died. Mr Massey spent eight months in the notorious East Belfast residential home at age 16. The facil(...)

Leaders of Sinn Féin Michelle O’Neill and the Democratic Unionist Party  Arlene Foster: work is glacial because of the absence of ministers to take key executive decisions. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

It’s a year exactly since the late Martin McGuinness stood down as deputy first minister and it’s consequently 12 months too since Northern Ireland ha(...)

Members and supporters of Survivors and Victims of Institutional Abuse  demonstrate against the lack of compensation for victims of institutional abuse, outside Stormont, in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Victims of historical child abuse have urged Northern Ireland’s politicians to release compensation which has been blocked due to Stormont’s collapse,(...)

The coffin of Billy McConville, son of IRA murder victim Jean McConville, is taken from St Paul’s Parish Church, Belfast following his funeral service. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The findings of the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry must be implemented immediately, a priest has urged at the funeral of Billy McConvill(...)

The Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry heard accounts of abuse of children in residential institutions run by the state and religious orders.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry is publishing its report three years after it began taking evidence. What is the HIA? Men and wome(...)

Alleged victims of historical institutional abuse including Edward McCann (centre cap) arrive at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Belfast for   publication of the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry report. Photograph: AFP

A public apology and compensation payments should be made to children who suffered abuse in Northern Ireland church and state run institutions over ma(...)

Sir Anthony Hart, chairman of HIA Inquiry. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) report which is being published in Belfast on Friday, must deliver truth and justice for victims, Amn(...)

Government said it would be inappropriate to pre-empt the findings of the HIA Inquiry before they are published in January. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Thousands of people who were in residential institutions in Northern Ireland would be entitled to individual payments of at least £20,000 if a propos(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin said: ‘I have always maintained that the Catholic Church must fully accept its responsibilities to those who have suffered abuse.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Victims of historical sexual, physical and emotional child abuse in church and state institutions in Northern Ireland have accused Stormont of failing(...)

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