Judge Yvonne Murphy chaired the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission states in bold type in its report that “the conclusions it reaches may not always accord with the prevailing narr(...)

The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary ran the Bessborough Home in Cork city for almost 80 years, during which times 923 infants died there. File photograph: Provision.

A religious congregation has said it did everything within its power to help the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes locate the gra(...)

 Jane Russell (right) with  Irish-born infant  Thomas Kavanagh at New York airport. The boy was taken to Russell by his mother, who pleaded with the Hollywood star  to take him to the US. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images.

Publicity surrounding the Hollywood actor Jane Russell and her adoption of an Irish baby angered the then government because it portrayed Ireland as ‘(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman and Minister of State at the Department of Children Anne Rabbitte hosted a webinar with mother and baby home survivors. Photograph: Julien Behal

Helplines for survivors of institutional abuse have been “extremely busy” with some callers too upset to speak and while others “just cried”, followin(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood: ‘The invasive and pervasive puritanical attitude that allowed these acts, some of them clearly criminal in character, was inflicted on these women and their children by a narrow, close-minded society.’ File photogaph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The publication of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes in the Republic has prompted calls for a corresponding inquiry in Northe(...)

‘As a nation, it is important to understand and accept the failings of our past’. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The full statement of Taoiseach Micheál Martin on the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes: It is the duty of a repub(...)

The Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork. Photograph: Provision

Conditions at the Bessborough Mother and Baby home in Cork led to a clash between church and State when the former bishop of Cork said the State was s(...)

Two former residents gave the Mother and Baby Homes commission very diferrent accounts of their time at the  Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork. File photograph: Provision

There was a two-tier system in place in Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork in the 1970s when girls whose families were paying for them to have t(...)

Roderic O’Gorman: he  has written to An Bord Pleanála asking it to “take account” of “unresolved questions” about possible burials on the Bessborough site. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes expressed doubt that a religious order had no knowledge where the majority of some 900 babi(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said he is aware of plans to build more than 200 apartments on a parcel of land near the  Bessborough home which campaigners believe overlaps a children’s burial plot. File photograph: Gareth Chaney

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed that he will publish the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes in (...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • Next
  • Last »