The former Bishop of Galway, Dr Eamonn Casey, at his home in Shanaglish. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The new Bishop of Galway Michael Duignan (51) spoke with disarming frankness at his installation in the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and (...)

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes concluded last year that 978 children had died at the Tuam mother and baby home. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The excavation at the site of the former Tuam mother and baby home will be “one of the most complex forensic excavation and recovery efforts” ever und(...)

Tammy Darcy, founder of the Shona Project, won  the  Irish Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award. Photograph: Alan Betson

A woman from Passage East in Co Waterford has been awarded the Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year award for her work in helping teenage girls. Ta(...)

Catherine Corless at the site of the former Tuam mother and baby home in 2019. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Catherine Corless has received a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Red Cross for her investigations into the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home (...)

Michael Byrne holds his communion photo and also his Irish passport when he was aged 4. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Byrne clutches a black book full of old photographs, letters and documents, which he calls his “bible”. Michael (64), who was born in the Tu(...)

Mary Cronin: ‘To say it was a bombshell is putting it mildly.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Mary Cronin was 70 when she discovered she had spent the first six years of her life in the mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. She was contacte(...)

Historian Catherine Corless called on the Government to tell the commission: ‘You didn’t do the right job; we have to do something with this report.’ File image: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Survivors of mother and baby homes have condemned former members of the commission which investigated the institutions over its refusal to appear bef(...)

Tuam babies protest “coffins” from a demonstration in 2018: Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has written to survivors to say, “Your evidence stands as a profound published account of the lived experiences of those who suffered within the walls of these institutions.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The order of nuns that ran the mother and baby home at Tuam has defended its interaction with the commission of investigation into such institutions i(...)

The committee is examining a Bill to legislate for the examination and possible exhumation of mass graves at mother and baby homes. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The remains of mothers and babies buried in sites once run by religious orders should “where possible” be returned to their families, and their mass g(...)

School online is not without its glitches. The first was so genuinely traumatic that I think many of us blocked out the skills acquired when we blocked out the trauma. Photograph: iStock

Schools don’t have a monopoly on teaching and learning. We are surrounded by learning opportunities, some permanently available, others a more tempora(...)

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