Judge Yvonne Murphy: authored letter. File photograph: Eric Luke

The former members of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission have refused to accept an invitation to appear before an Oireachtas committee, following sh(...)

 Mr Justice Michael White’s appointment was confirmed following a Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government has confirmed that High Court judge Mr Justice Michael White is to take over the Commission of Investigation relating to responses to a(...)

The three members of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation – former judge Yvonne Murphy (above), Dr William Duncan and Prof Mary Daly – have not replied to calls to appear before an Oireachtas committee. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Oireachtas should not “interrogate” members of State-appointed commissions of investigation, but a means to allow “a proper exchange of views” nee(...)

Tuam babies protest “coffins” from a demonstration in 2018: Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has written to survivors to say, “Your evidence stands as a profound published account of the lived experiences of those who suffered within the walls of these institutions.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The order of nuns that ran the mother and baby home at Tuam has defended its interaction with the commission of investigation into such institutions i(...)

File photograph taken at Regina Coeli Hostel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State’s planned redress scheme for the survivors of mother and baby homes could be impacted by any move to repudiate the final report of the recen(...)

Irish-Sierra Leonean artist and performer known as Loah  (Sallay Garnett) travelled across the world to trace her grandfather after making a DNA connection. File photograph: The Irish Times

Back when we had more spontaneous conversations, maybe at a party or on a train, people told me about secrets within their families. Whenever I said I(...)

Sod that: Deputy mayor of Fingal Robert O’Donoghue, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien and mayor of Fingal David Healy at the sod-turning on a new social and affordable housing scheme at Dun Emer, Lusk, Co Dublin. Photograph:  Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

In a surprise development on Friday, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien was handed a shovel but, despite his best efforts, he was unable to dig hims(...)

A plaque on a wall at  Bessborough commemorating babies who died in the former mother and baby home. File photograph: The Irish Times

Every child born in Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork was properly baptised within the rites of the Catholic Church, according to the order wh(...)

Baby shoes left by a mother and baby homes protest in Phoenix Park, Dublin. File photograph: Tom Honan

At least 33 people have made criminal complaints to gardaí relating to mother and baby homes in the past five days. Last Thursday, the Garda made a p(...)

Plaque on wall of folly in Bessborough commemorating babies who died in the former mother and baby home.

An Bord Pleanala granting permission to a developer to build an apartment complex on the grounds of a former mother and baby home in Cork would amount(...)

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