Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation chairperson  Judge Yvonne Murphy. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation is to seek an extension of one year before publishing its final report, which was due next mont(...)

Patrick Anderson McQuaid, Derek Leinster and Noleen Belton, members of the Bethany Survivors Group, at the burial site of children from the Bethany Home in Harold’s Cross, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation would like to hear from anyone who was resident in, or who worked, in any of the 14 homes it is(...)

Judge Yvonne Murphy, who has been appointed chairperson of the  Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. The commission’s work is officially underway following the formal appointment of  three commissioners. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The work of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is now officially underway following the formal appointment of the three indivi(...)

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes will look at the entry and exit arrangements for single women into and out of the homes and for the children on leaving the institutions.

A commission of investigation into mother and baby homes will have the power to compel drug companies which conducted vaccine trials on children resid(...)

A first edition of Whoroscope by Samuel Beckett, one of 100 copies, signed and inscribed by Beckett to his college friend Billy Cunningham was sold, with a photograph showing Cunningham beside Beckett on a golf links, for €4,200.

Bidders spent more than €250,000 on rare books, manuscripts and maps at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers’ sale in the Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday. Mo(...)