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Minister for Children Katherine Zappone making a statement on the Tuam mother-and-baby home in October 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said that the Government could have refused a request from the commission investigating mother-and-baby ho(...)

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(...)

New Welsh by-laws will require release of all salmon caught by nets before June 1st.

In a dramatic move brought about by the perilous state of all salmon and many sea trout stocks, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has implemented a suite (...)

The fate of a Co Galway quarry hangs in the balance after the Supreme Court ruled An Taisce is entitled to an order restraining its operation because (...)

Part of the former Magdalene Laundry in Galway, which is to be renovated by the homeless agency Cope Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes

The story of inmate number 105, who climbed out over the roof in a heavy shower of rain in an attempt to escape, and the tale of a family who smuggled(...)

Pope Francis:  organisers of the World Meeting of Families have removed his inclusive language on the family and LGBTI+ pictures from their pamphlets, and deleted references to gay families by a bishop in the catechesis. Photograph: Angelo Carconi

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone sought assurances from Tánaiste Simon Coveney that no State funding would be used to finance the World Meeting(...)

Speaking at Boston College, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said: “I anticipate that in our drafting of the legislation in order to do the exhumation and excavation of the Tuam site, the issue of ‘is this just for Tuam or is it for other possible sites’ will be addressed.” Photograph: Peter Julian/Boston College

Legislation required to allow for the excavation of human remains at the site of the former Tuam Mother-and-Baby Home may allow for exhumations at the(...)

“For the majority, this guy seemed to speak a common person’s language,” says Independent Cllr Shaun Cunniffe of Peter Casey. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Watching the election results as they came in Saturday evening, Tuam resident Martin Ward was not surprised to see the strong showing by Peter Casey i(...)

The Bons Secours Mother and Baby Home, Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Tuam Home Graveyard Committee/ PA Wire

Infant mortality rates at the Tuam mother and baby home were compared to those of the 1700s, in confidential 2012 HSE documents. They also say that “s(...)

A significant number of infant remains were confirmed on the site of the former home in March 2017. File photograph: The Irish Times

Relatives of children who lived in the Tuam mother and baby home wanted a full forensic excavation of the site along with DNA analysis, it emerged in (...)

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