Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has asked the special rapporteur on child protection to consider the complexities and ethical issues that have now arisen and to propose an appropriate course of action. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A review into the prevalence of illegal adoptions in Ireland has found that up to 20,000 files could potentially relate to irregular birth registratio(...)

Mary Harney says she is readily identifiable in the Commission of Investigation’s report as having been born at the Bessborough Home in Cork.

A woman has been given permission by the High Court to bring an action aimed at quashing certain parts of the report of the Commission of Investigatio(...)

A mother and baby home protest outside the Convention Centre in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The State’s privacy watchdog has received 11 complaints from individuals about the personal testimonies they gave to the Commission of Investigation i(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman: commission’s approach had not worked. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has said he does not accept a statement from the mother and baby homes commission that deleted audio file evide(...)

Roderic O’Gorman  said that he had written to the Attorney General in recent weeks over the deletion of the tapes. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

It will not be possible to salvage recordings of survivors of mother and baby homes made, but then deleted, by the commission of investigation into th(...)

A file image of the  former Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork. Photograph:  Provision

The Mayor of Cork County, a survivor of the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork, has apologised on behalf of Cork County Council for failing to e(...)

Bessborough, Cork. Photoraph: Provision

Cork City Council has refused planning permission for a controversial housing development on the grounds of the former Bessborough mother and baby hom(...)

The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary ran the Bessborough Home in Cork city for almost 80 years. File photograph: Provision.

Babies born at the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork who died within months of their birth may have been buried off-site in a local authority-o(...)

Retiring in the north inner city parish of Aughrim Street, Diarmuid Martin plans to rest and read for now: ‘I could write my memoirs but they’d probably be banned,’ he says, with a smile. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Pope Francis once quietly approached the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, in the Vatican guesthouse, the Santa Marta, at the end of an early mor(...)

The Bessborough centre  in Cork. “The developers must remain conscious of the apprehensions and sensitivities of many survivors of the mother and baby home at Bessborough”

Developers seeking to build an apartment complex on the grounds of the former Bessborough home should retain forensic archeologists during any excavat(...)

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