Catherine Corless at the site of the former Tuam mother and baby home in 2019. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Catherine Corless has received a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Red Cross for her investigations into the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home (...)

Michael Byrne holds his communion photo and also his Irish passport when he was aged 4. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Byrne clutches a black book full of old photographs, letters and documents, which he calls his “bible”. Michael (64), who was born in the Tu(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: he and   Minister for Disabilities Anne Rabbitte published the Commission of Investigation interim reports on Friday

There were repeated and systemic failings in the management of the care of “Grace”, an intellectually disabled woman left in foster care for two decad(...)

Mary Cronin: ‘To say it was a bombshell is putting it mildly.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Mary Cronin was 70 when she discovered she had spent the first six years of her life in the mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. She was contacte(...)

The Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork city – former children’s home operated by the Sacred Heart nuns. Photograph: Provision

A pharmaceutical firm is to provide an “enhanced information service” for former residents of mother and baby homes regarding vaccine trials that took(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home in  Galway. Other allegations arising from the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes relate to sexual abuse, falsified birth certificates and the deaths of babies. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Allegations that women and children in mother and baby homes were used in vaccine trials are among more than 60 complaints made to the Garda in recent(...)

Derek Leinster, founder of the Bethany Home Survivors Group, at a memorial ceremony for the children and babies who died at the home, at Mount Jerome cemetery in July 2015.   Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

It has been 200 days since the publication of the report from the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. Bethany Home survivor Derek(...)

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(...)

“It is no exaggeration to say that Gay Byrne was a prophet in the truest sense of that word, and a Christian prophet at that, given his own deep personal faith.”   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A few weeks ago RTÉ took us down memory lane with an excellent programme about the late Gay Byrne, a national treasure who for several decades enterta(...)

Ms Justice Yvonne Murphy: “The former members of the commission stand over its report which speaks for itself and must be read in its entirety.” Photograph: Eric Luke

In the depths of the winter of 2009, the then taoiseach, Brian Cowen, rose in the Dáil to give his verdict on the just-published Murphy report which h(...)

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