Norman Spicer

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Seven cases were lodged on Thursday and Friday on behalf of women who gave birth in St Patrick’s home on the Navan Road, Dublin, and Árd Mhuire, in Dunboyne, Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Around 175 women who gave birth in mother and baby homes, and children who resided in the homes, are considering seeking damages from the State, accor(...)

A spokeswoman for Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said the decision on holding an inquiry was still under discussion

A senior civil servant cautioned against the Government holding a statutory investigation into child sexual abuse in legacy scouting organisations in (...)

Scouting Ireland abuse scandal: there are 321 alleged victims identified and 247 alleged perpetrators.

Scouting Ireland has set aside €2.5 million to cover the cost of legal cases taken by survivors of historic child abuse in its legacy organisations. (...)

Members of Action Lariam for Irish Soldiers protesting outside the Dáil in 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Defence spent more than €6 million on personal injury settlements and legal costs last year, an increase of 90 per cent. It marked (...)

Norman Spicer, of Coleman Legal Partners (CLP), which is representing about 15 people affected by the St Patrick’s Guild false adoption contorversy. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Many people whose births were falsely registered by the St Patrick’s Guild adoption society have been made to feel they were part of an illegal and sh(...)

Patrick FitzSymons as a one-year-old baby

For most of his life Patrick FitzSymons, one of thousands of Irish children illegally given away for adoption over decades in Ireland, celebrated his (...)