Yvonne Murphy

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Shrine in Tuam, Co Galway. “The desire to be instruments of what is right is not the monopoly of one religion or, indeed, of religion at all,” said Bishop Paul Colton. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Irish society and churches need to confront the reality of what happened in mother and baby homes and ensure similar scandals are not allowed to happe(...)

1. The Fennelly Commission: It was established in March 2014. The commission was set up to investigate the taping of phone calls at garda stations and(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway, before excavations began. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government is considering expanding the scope of the inquiry into mother and baby homes to include a far greater number of institutions than initi(...)

The site  where  “significant quantities” of foetal remains, as well of those of children aged up to three, were found in Tuam, Co Galway. File photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the discovery of “significant quantities” of foetal remains, as well of those of children aged up to three, during excav(...)

Engineers using ground-penetrating radar at the site of a mass grave of  children at the former Mother and Baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph from 2014: Aidan Crawley/EPA

What has been discovered in Tuam? Last Friday, the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes announced that “significant” quantities of (...)

Historian Catherine Corless at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Co Galway: remains were contained in at least 17 of 20 underground chambers. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Women who were in mother-and-baby homes as recently as the early 1990s have called for investigations into at least two other sites where children wer(...)

The site at the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Human remains of a significant number of babies and infants up to three years of age have been found on the site of the former mother and baby home in(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has been granted free legal aid for his upcoming conspiracy to defraud trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has been granted free legal aid for his upcoming conspiracy to defraud trial at Dublin Circuit Cri(...)

Judge Yvonne Murphy is chairing a commission of inquiry into mother-and-baby homes.

The commission of investigation into the Mother and Baby homes has cost €3.73 million to date. The commission, which was established in February 2015(...)

Judge Maureen Harding Clark: A report by the assessor of the State’s  symphysiotomy scheme was rejected as “whitewash” by a survivors group. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Up to 30 symphysiotomy cases remain before the courts following the completion of the Government’s redress scheme for women who had the procedure. (...)

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