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The site  where  “significant quantities” of foetal remains, as well of those of children aged up to three, were found in Tuam, Co Galway. File photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the discovery of “significant quantities” of foetal remains, as well of those of children aged up to three, during excav(...)

Engineers using ground-penetrating radar at the site of a mass grave of  children at the former Mother and Baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph from 2014: Aidan Crawley/EPA

What has been discovered in Tuam? Last Friday, the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes announced that “significant” quantities of (...)

Historian Catherine Corless at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Co Galway: remains were contained in at least 17 of 20 underground chambers. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Women who were in mother-and-baby homes as recently as the early 1990s have called for investigations into at least two other sites where children wer(...)

The site at the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Human remains of a significant number of babies and infants up to three years of age have been found on the site of the former mother and baby home in(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has been granted free legal aid for his upcoming conspiracy to defraud trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has been granted free legal aid for his upcoming conspiracy to defraud trial at Dublin Circuit Cri(...)

Judge Yvonne Murphy is chairing a commission of inquiry into mother-and-baby homes.

The commission of investigation into the Mother and Baby homes has cost €3.73 million to date. The commission, which was established in February 2015(...)

Judge Maureen Harding Clark: A report by the assessor of the State’s  symphysiotomy scheme was rejected as “whitewash” by a survivors group. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Up to 30 symphysiotomy cases remain before the courts following the completion of the Government’s redress scheme for women who had the procedure. (...)

Judge Maureen Harding Clark: after  analysis of the evidence, she found no general pattern of injury. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

If you have followed the debate around symphysiotomy in recent years, you will probably understand this to be a David-and-Goliath struggle pitting a s(...)

People take part in a candlelit vigil in memory of the residents of  the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam.  Photograph: Ray Ryan

When PJ Haverty joined a candle-lit walk into Tuam, Co Galway on Wednesday night, he could only think of the distressed steps taken on the very same r(...)

Members and supporters of Survivors of Symphysiotomy protest outside the Department of the Taoiseach  about the Murphy report and the redress scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Looking back, more than 50 years after a symphysiotomy was performed on her in a Dublin maternity hospital, Kate says she considers herself an “exper(...)

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