The Jesuits said the sexual abuse of pupils at the Dublin school in the 1970s was a shameful chapter in the order’s history. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times

Allegations that pupils were sexually abused by a Jesuit priest in Belvedere College in the 1970s were not properly investigated, or brought to the at(...)

The head of the now-dissolved Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes Yvonne Murphy wrote to the chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children Kathleen Funchion on Friday declining the invite to appear. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has urged the members of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission to reconsider their decision not to appear before an Oireachtas co(...)

File photograph taken at Regina Coeli Hostel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State’s planned redress scheme for the survivors of mother and baby homes could be impacted by any move to repudiate the final report of the recen(...)

An appearance by a member of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby at an Oxford University event has ‘added insult to injury’ for survivors with questions about its final report, a Minister has said. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has called on members of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission to come before an Oireachtas committee to answer questions abou(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home in Galway. Like the Magdalene inquiry, the commission did not support a preferred narrative and this seems to be at the root of much of the criticism. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Three weeks ago today the report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission was published and this month marks the eighth anniversary of the publication (...)

Judge Yvonne Murphy chaired the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission states in bold type in its report that “the conclusions it reaches may not always accord with the prevailing narr(...)

Signing laundry sheets outside a  Magdalene laundry building.

Anyone tempted to believe there is no smoke without fire might try journalism sometime. They would quickly discover that the laws of physics rarely ap(...)

Opposition TDs were angered at a refusal by Government to accept any amendments to legislation guided through the Oireachtas by Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government should move quickly to introduce promised legislation to allay anxieties of some adopted people generated by last week’s Oireachtas deb(...)

At Tuam the fifth interim report found that scientific analysis on underground chambers  'suggests that at least some of the chambers in which human remains were found were at some stage used to receive sewage'.

Publication of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation’s final report could be delayed due to its exceptional length The document is on(...)

Survivor of the Tuam mother-and-baby home Peter Mulryan lays flowers on the grounds. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The latest delay to the publication of the final report of the Mother and Baby Home Commission was made unavoidable days before Christmas when it rece(...)

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