Derek Leinster, founder of the Bethany Home Survivors Group, at a memorial ceremony for the children and babies who died at the home, at Mount Jerome cemetery in July 2015.   Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

It has been 200 days since the publication of the report from the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. Bethany Home survivor Derek(...)

 Castlepollard Mother and Baby Home in Co Longford. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

The report of the Commission on Mother and Baby Homes has been described as a “damning indictment” of both the church and State, by a coalition of sur(...)

On Thursday, Katherine Zappone met with a small number of Bethany home survivors  in Leinster House. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

An appeal from survivors of the Bethany Homes religious institution for a “fast track” redress process has been turned down, following a meeting with (...)

Members of the Bethany Survivors Group Patrick Anderson-McQuoid and Derek Leinster in 2010 at the burial site of children from the Bethany Home, at Mount Jerome Cemetery, Harolds Cross, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The State's treatment of young women and single mothers in the past was a “historic disgrace”, the founder of the Bethany Survivors Group said (...)