Philomena Lee

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Philomena Lee,  who was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey Mother and Baby Home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. When her son was aged three, he was sent for adoption by a US couple.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An action by retired nurse Philomena Lee is one of two lead challenges to the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Hom(...)

An anonymity order was not sought in the case brought by Philomena Lee, who was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey Mother and Baby Home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Lawyers for seven women challenging the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes are in correspondence with the Sta(...)

A statue of Mary  at the Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Tipperary, which was a mother and baby home from 1930 to 1970. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The State will argue against a series of judicial reviews being taken by survivors of mother and baby homes saying that the dissolved commission was i(...)

The Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Tipperary, which was a 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

The State is due to outline today the nature of its opposition to a series of pending High Court challenges against the report of the mother and baby (...)

Philomena Lee was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey mother and baby home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Retired nurse Philomena Lee has brought a High Court challenge aimed at quashing parts of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mot(...)

Home: Part One – Brenda Fricker reading testimony from Patricia Breaden. Photograph: Ste Murray

HOME: PART ONE Streaming from the Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ You might recall that 10 years ago, during the fallout of a different commission invest(...)

 Jane Russell (right) with  Irish-born infant  Thomas Kavanagh at New York airport. The boy was taken to Russell by his mother, who pleaded with the Hollywood star  to take him to the US. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images.

Publicity surrounding the Hollywood actor Jane Russell and her adoption of an Irish baby angered the then government because it portrayed Ireland as ‘(...)

Philomena Lee, with her son Kevin and daughter Jane, and Mary Lawlor (right) from Adoption Rights Alliance at a commemorative service on the grounds of the former Sean Ross Abbey mother and baby home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, in 2014. File photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Mother and baby home survivor Philomena Lee has said she is “dismayed” that portions of the final report of the State investigation into the homes wer(...)

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 (...)

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