Bessborough in Cork city – site of proposed development and subject of oral planning hearing which has now concluded. Photograph: Provision

The Mother and Baby Home in Bessborough, where more than 900 babies and women died, has cast a shadow over Cork, and the people of the city do not wan(...)

 Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork: The Cork Survivors and Supporters Alliance says a plan by MWB Two Ltd to build 179 apartments will intrude on an area of children’s graves. Photograph:  Provision

Two apartment blocks planned by a private developer will be situated directly over a children’s burial ground in the former Bessborough Mother and Bab(...)

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

Archaeological experts for the developers of a controversial housing project on the grounds of a former Mother and Baby Home in Cork have told a plann(...)

The former Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork. File photograph: Provision

An Bord Pleanála must address “the reasonable concerns” that people have regarding a housing development on the grounds of the former Bessborough Moth(...)

A detail from the 1950 Ordnance Survey field trace map that was at the centre of testimony at the Bord Pleanála oral hearing

The developers of a housing project on the grounds of the former Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork have rejected claims by a survivors’ group t(...)

Philomena Lee 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

Retired nurse Philomena Lee has brought a High Court challenge aimed at quashing parts of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mot(...)

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes issued its final report earlier this year.

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman is to meet with pharmaceutical giant GSK after the company said it will not make a financial contribution for r(...)

The former Bessborough home in Cork. Photograph: Provision

An Bord Pleanála has decided to hold an oral hearing into plans for a controversial housing development on the site of the former Bessborough mother a(...)

The  Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes issued its final report earlier this year

The United Nations (UN) has been asked to request that the Irish Government establish “a wider independent investigation” into Mother and Baby homes a(...)

The former mother and baby home at Bessborough, Co Cork. Photograph: Provision

The company behind a controversial development on the grounds of a former mother and baby home in Cork has lodged an appeal against a decision by Cork(...)

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