Pallbearers carry the coffin of journalist Lyra McKee at her funeral at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

A priest at the funeral of Lyra McKee in Belfast on Wednesday asked “why in God’s name” it took her murder to bring politicians to a point where they (...)

British prime minister Theresa May leaves after attending her local church service on Easter Sunday on April 21st. File photo: Jack Taylor/Getty

British prime minister Theresa May will attend Lyra McKee’s funeral at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast today, Downing Street has confirmed. She will (...)

Members of the Irish, Northern Irish and British governments will attend Lyra McKee’s funeral.

The family and partner of Lyra McKee as they prepare for her funeral service in Belfast this Wednesday afternoon have thanked the public for the “outp(...)

Murdered  journalist Lyra McKee:  Despite public sympathy and frustration, senior  Government sources are not optimistic of any imminent breakthrough to allow Stormont be relaunched. Photograph: Family handout

The British and Irish governments are doubtful that negotiations to get Stormont back into operation can be brought quickly to life, despite public ou(...)

A pair of baby shoes with the message ‘Bury us with dignity’ hangs on a wall at the site of the Tuam mother-and-baby home. Photograph: Andy Newman

An expert working for the order of nuns which ran the Tuam mother-and-baby home in Co Galway argued in January this year that the underground structur(...)

A shrine dedicated to children who died at the  Tuam mother and baby home. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said a report by a commission investigating the homes made for ‘gruesome reading’. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters.

The fifth interim report into mother and baby homes makes for “gruesome reading” and “gives us a further insight into a very dark part of our history”(...)

Flowers at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has been criticised for casting a slur on people in Tuam through her accusation that there were persons who kn(...)

The report of the Commission of Investigation of the Mother and Baby Homes, as promised by Minister for Children Katherine Zappone, answers some quest(...)

Historian Catherine Corless  at her home, in Tuam. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Historian Catherine Corless, whose work led to the establishment of the mother and baby homes commission of investigation, has said she is “very, very(...)

 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone: ‘There is still more information out there.’

Some people know more about the burial of children at the mother and baby home in Tuam than was provided to a Government investigation, the Minister f(...)

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