Kerry Babies

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Fiona Shaw and Fionnuala Flaherty in ‘Out of Innocence’

In April 1984, the body of a newborn was found on a beach near Cahersiveen in Co Kerry. A subsequent criminal investigation focused on Joanne Hayes, a(...)

Louis Walsh: 'I say things I shouldn’t say and as I’m saying it I know I shouldn’t say it.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I never wanted to be on TV,” says one of Britain and Ireland’s biggest TV stars. “It was never part of the plan. Never, ever. I just wanted to be a m(...)

Kerry babies case: Joanne Hayes, whom 43 “important men” methodically flayed on the tribunal stand

Fallen women. Bold girls. Silly, stupid girls. Poor, unfortunate girls. They were part of the fabric of life in the Ireland of the 1980s. The unmista(...)

Dolores O’Riordan: described on Morning Ireland as “the lead singer of The Cranberries and mother of three children” as if motherhood conferred a value on her that might be lacking if she was merely a world-famous singer. Photograph: Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

It is a week when the airwaves are dominated by two women, one who has died suddenly, the other whose life was destroyed over 30 years ago, but both o(...)

White Strand, close to  Cahersiveen, Co Kerry, where the stabbed body of Baby John  was found on April 14th, 1984. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh Photography

Gardaí investigating the Kerry babies case, which was reopened by the cold case squad this week, do not intend to conduct mass DNA screening in the ar(...)

Simon Harris  said that if it was the “sad reality that we have been exporting this issue, are we now accepting that women must import their own solutions”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Abortion is a reality for women living in Ireland and is an issue that is not going to go away, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. “Ultimatel(...)

 Kerry Babies protest at Leinster House in 1985 supporting Joanna Hayes. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

A blood sample at the centre of the Kerry Babies case was stored for 34 years until such time as scientific developments allowed for comprehensive DNA(...)

 Kerry Babies tribunal: Protesters outside the Department of Justice on January 29th, 1985 voiced support for the Hayes family  over their treatment  by gardaí and the tribunal.  Photograph: Pat Langan

The words “truth” and “justice” abounded this week, but it is doubtful if either will be honoured or vindicated. On Monday, the family of Sgt Maurice(...)

The Garda is open to accusations that, particularly at senior level, some within still believe they enjoy an immunity unique in Irish life. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Forty years ago, on St Valentine’s Day 1977, this newspaper broke the story of a “heavy gang” within the Garda whose role was to “assist” suspects in (...)

Kristen Stewart stars in Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women which will be screened at the festival

A Belgian comedy thriller set in west Cork is among the films scheduled for this year’s Cork Film Festival which opens Friday night and runs until Nov(...)

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