Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in a scene from the film Philomena.

Sorcha PollakThe Irish Government has been called on to release over 60,000 secret adoption files to assist adult children, now living abroad, in trac(...)

Vatican’s UN Ambassador Monsignor Silvano Tomasi (L), speaks with Former Vatican Chief Prosecutor of Clerical Sexual Abuse Charles Scicluna (R), prior to the start of a questioning over clerical sexual abuse of children at the headquarters of the UN’s office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Vatican’s UN Ambassador Monsignor Silvano Tomasi (L), speaks with Former Vatican Chief Prosecutor of Clerical Sexual Abuse Charles Scicluna.

The Holy See appeared to emerge with a clean bill of health from a hearing of the UN Committee for the Rights of the Child in Geneva yesterday. The 5½(...)

The United Nations Committee Against Torture (Uncat) has queried limitations in the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, adding to reservations ab(...)

Survivors of Magdalene laundries: The Government has been asked to explain the lack of an independent inquiry into the laundries. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has been challenged by the UN Human Rights Committee on what measures it has taken “to prohibit all corporal punishment of children in (...)

The entrance of the former Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some of the survivors of the Magdalene laundries will receive their first compensation payments from the State before Christmas, Minister for Justice (...)

The entrance to the former Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There have been further calls for an independent investigation into Ireland’s Magdalene laundries. The issue was raised at a meeting of the United Nat(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan.

A Cheann Comhairle,The story of insolvent Ireland is familiar to all our people and the sacrifices people have had to make in recent years are well kn(...)

Maeve O’Rourke (right) photographed at a Justice for Magdalenes press conference earlier this year with (from left) Mari Steed, Claire McGettrick and Katherine O’Donnell.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The only legal representative for the voluntary advocacy group ‘Justice for Magdalenes’ has been announced as the Family Law Awards 2013 Pro Bono Lawy(...)

The Government has ruled out creating a redress scheme for former residents of the Bethany Mother and Child Home and stated that they will not be able(...)

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter: issued a carefully worded  apology  to Mick Wallace in May. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Sorry really isn’t, as Elton John insists, the hardest word. The hardest words are those we tack on to “sorry” to qualify it. Recently we’ve had plent(...)

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