Ashling Murphy: murder has caused widespread anger and shock in Ireland and beyond. Photograph: Billy Stickland

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said a “zero-tolerance” approach will be central to a new Government strategy tackling gender-based violence, a(...)

Under the new Bill the applicant seeking adoption information must participate in a phone or video call, or in-person meeting where their parents’ privacy rights are set out to them. File photograph: Getty

There is a risk that a new law allowing adopted people access to their birth information would be deemed unconstitutional if it did not include a meas(...)

The State ‘continues to deny justice’  to women sent to the   institutions and the children born there, the Dáil has been told. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The “dark history” of mother and baby homes remains “very much part of our present”, while the State “continues to deny justice” to women sent to thes(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin has defended the new mother and baby home redress scheme. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has rejected a claim by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald that the Government “has doubled down” on “failures” of the mother(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly. Photograph: Laura Hutton

There are three investigations under way into the disposal by by Cork University Maternity Hospital of the organs of 18 babies by incineration, the Dá(...)

Judge Yvonne Murphy: authored letter. File photograph: Eric Luke

The former members of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission have refused to accept an invitation to appear before an Oireachtas committee, following sh(...)

Roderic O’Gorman: is to bring the heads of a Bill in the “coming weeks” on adoption and tracing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Opposition parties have called for a full investigation into illegal adoption practices after the publication of an independent examination of histori(...)

In the Dáil on Wednesday, and on radio, Galway West TD Catherine Connolly said there is nothing in writing to show that people were told the tapes would be destroyed.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan for The Irish Times

“I’ll take this to the grave with me,” the man said. He was determined to do this, he said, referring to his own children, so as “not to shatter their(...)

The Oireachtas Committee on Children wrote to Ms Justice Yvonne Murphy asking her to come before it to discuss the lengthy report by the Mother and Baby Homes Commission, published last month. File photograph: Eric Luke

The chairwoman of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has declined an invitation to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on C(...)

Work on legislation to allow survivors of mother and baby homes access to information about their birth will not delay other efforts to provide personal information, Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has pledged.  Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Work on legislation to allow survivors of mother and baby homes access to information about their birth will not delay other efforts to provide person(...)

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