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A significant number of infant remains were confirmed on the site of the former home in March 2017. File photograph: The Irish Times

Relatives of children who lived in the Tuam mother and baby home wanted a full forensic excavation of the site along with DNA analysis, it emerged in (...)

 Minister for Children Katherine Zappone  at a press briefing to announce details of plans to excavate the former Tuam Mother and Baby Home site. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Bon Secours religious congregation has offered €2.5 million towards the costs of a forensic excavation at the former Mother and Baby Home site in (...)

 Sinead Burke, writer and campaigner, addressing a seminar organised  by the Press Council of Ireland, and the Office of the Press Ombudsman on the role of  the print media  in advancing the participation and representation of minority communities in society. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney has upheld nine press complaints this year and, on average, receives 300 such complaints annually, he said on Tuesday. “A(...)

Gina Menzies said the blasphemy clause in the Constitution ‘doesn’t protect freedom of religion and belief, in fact it undermines it’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Amnesty and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties have issued a joint appeal for a ‘Yes’ vote in the blasphemy referendum. And Catholic theologian and(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the announcement of  his arts initiative at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“Material things are not important to me,” President Michael D Higgins said on Thursday when asked about Joan Freeman’s inclusion of him among the mil(...)

Stephen Fry is interviewed by Gay Byrne on ‘The Meaning of Life’. Photograph: RTÉ

Blasphemy? What is it? “Impious or profane speaking of God or sacred things’’ as banned by the second of the Ten Commandments and the Irish Constituti(...)

Philomena Lee at the publishing of the Clann Project's report on adoption and mother and baby homes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Women whose children were “forcibly taken from them” and placed into Ireland’s adoption system continue to face discrimination because their personal (...)

The most popular name for newborn girls in Ireland  is Emily and for boys it is Jack. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Ethel, Sheila, Garrett and Herbert are among names that have become “extinct” since 1917, or not recorded in the top 100 over five consecutive years, (...)

A file photograph of Cardinal Donald Wuerl. Photograph: REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/

Cardinal Donald Wuerl was heavily criticised in a US grand jury report over his handling of child sexual abuse allegations while a bishop of Pittsburg(...)

Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917 - 1980) at home in San Salvador in November 1979. Photograph: Alex Bowie/Getty

There is something about the murder of a priest saying Mass that has always stirred the Christian imagination. The priest is then at his most vulnerab(...)

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