The case for a public inquiry into Northern Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes and linked institutions seems unassailable. Reports by Kathryn Torney of D(...)

A warning about the level of infant mortality among illegitimate children in Northern Ireland was sounded in 1945. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A warning about the level of infant mortality among illegitimate children in Northern Ireland was sounded in 1945. The warning on the Church of (...)

Abortion is illegal in the Republic except where the pregnancy presents a real and substantial risk to the mother’s life. File photograph: Getty Images

A clinic in Manchester accounted for close to one third of all abortions for women with Irish addresses over the last five years. Women from the islan(...)

Video: Northern Ireland fire and rescue service animation

Fire crews based in some rural areas of Northern Ireland take an average of four times longer to reach emergency incidents in their area than t(...)