The Regina Coeli hostel on North Brunswick Street in Dublin was among the institutions investigated by the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes found 13 vaccination trials had been carried out in the 1922-1998 period covered by its ter(...)

Children at the Pelletstown home on the Navan Road in Dublin were given an experimental vaccine against diphtheria in 1935. File photograph: Adoption Rights Alliance

The pharmaceutical corporation associated with vaccine trials described in the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes ha(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin  introducing the publication of the report by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes  at Government Buildings on   January 12th, 2021. Photograph:  EPA/Julien Behal

Two redress schemes, one for some children born in the homes and another for some women who gave birth in the homes, have been recommended by the Comm(...)

Two former residents gave the Mother and Baby Homes commission very diferrent accounts of their time at the  Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork. File photograph: Provision

There was a two-tier system in place in Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork in the 1970s when girls whose families were paying for them to have t(...)

Roderic O’Gorman: he  has written to An Bord Pleanála asking it to “take account” of “unresolved questions” about possible burials on the Bessborough site. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes expressed doubt that a religious order had no knowledge where the majority of some 900 babi(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O Gorman. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has said he intends to bring a Memo to Cabinet this month, to introduce legislation for the reburial of remains(...)

On Thursday, Katherine Zappone met with a small number of Bethany home survivors  in Leinster House. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

An appeal from survivors of the Bethany Homes religious institution for a “fast track” redress process has been turned down, following a meeting with (...)

Flowers at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

If the failure to record the deaths and burials of so-called illegitimate and abandoned children who died in various institutions during the last cent(...)

“Significant quantities” of human remains have been detected by archaeologists working for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes at the Tuam site. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It is highly likely that DNA can be retrieved intact from some, if not all, of the human remains found in underground chambers at the site of a forme(...)

The entrace of the Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in Dublin. A new service will help those affected by the mother-and-baby homes prepare witness statements ahead of the commission of investigation into the homes. File  photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Women and others whose lives were affected by the mother-and-baby homes, including those forcibly adopted as babies, have been urged to avail of a fre(...)

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