Philomena Lee

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Survivor of the Tuam mother-and-baby home Peter Mulryan lays flowers on the grounds. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The latest delay to the publication of the final report of the Mother and Baby Home Commission was made unavoidable days before Christmas when it rece(...)

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 (...)

Philomena Lee: “I do pray within my heart that something good will come out of this. It was so awful.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Mother and baby home survivor Philomena Lee has called on Pope Francis to match his words with deeds to help those who have been harmed by the Catholi(...)

Migrating to Britain may appear to be a pragmatic choice in hindsight, but we know very little about how the women who chose to do so fared after leaving.

Being a single mother can be extremely challenging. Being a single mother in Ireland from the 1920s to 1980s was arguably even more so. In the early (...)

The Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Tipperary, which was mother and baby home operated by the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary from 1930 to 1970. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Immigrants and their status in the US continues to be an ongoing issue. Some of this focus has been about a cohort of people known as Dreamers; mainly(...)

Don Stiffe

Don Stiffe knew from an early age that he was adopted but while he had always been curious about his birth family, it was not until he was in his late(...)

Anne Maree Barry and Patricia Cronin

Glance through the plate glass window of the Lab on Foley Street and you’ll find that New York-based artist Patricia Cronin has transformed the main g(...)

Philomena Lee with her daughter Jane Libberton. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Philomena Lee has described revelations about the Tuam mother and babies as “absolutely appalling”. Ms Lee gave birth in Sean Ross Abbey, Co Tippera(...)

Wreaths laid at the gates of the Dail in 2014 on the first anniversary of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s apology to survivors of the Magdalene laundries. Photograph: Alan Betson

Earlier this year, I wrote for The Irish Times about the passing of a Magdalene survivor who lived here in the United States. She suffered ill health (...)

British cardinal Vincent Nichols has apologised to young unmarried mothers who were pressured into giving up their children for adoption. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

The head of the Catholic church in England and Wales has apologised for its part in “the hurt” caused to young unmarried women who felt pressured int(...)

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