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Judge Maureen Harding Clark: after  analysis of the evidence, she found no general pattern of injury. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

If you have followed the debate around symphysiotomy in recent years, you will probably understand this to be a David-and-Goliath struggle pitting a s(...)

People take part in a candlelit vigil in memory of the residents of  the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam.  Photograph: Ray Ryan

When PJ Haverty joined a candle-lit walk into Tuam, Co Galway on Wednesday night, he could only think of the distressed steps taken on the very same r(...)

Members and supporters of Survivors of Symphysiotomy protest outside the Department of the Taoiseach  about the Murphy report and the redress scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Looking back, more than 50 years after a symphysiotomy was performed on her in a Dublin maternity hospital, Kate says she considers herself an “exper(...)

The remains of the late Justice Adrian Hardiman arriving at the Church of the Holy Name in Ranelagh today, accompanied by his wife Yvonne and family and other mourners. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

The funeral of Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman has taken place in Ranelagh, Dublin. President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina, and aide de ca(...)

Chief Justice of Ireland Susan Denham during a sitting to commemorate the late Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman at the Supreme Court, Dublin. Photograph: Courts Collins

A chair was left empty at a special sitting of the Supreme Court yesterday in memory of Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman (64), who died suddenly at his Dub(...)

There has been an increase in gangland activity of late, especially fatal shootings, but the number of people being murdered is still someway off the levels seen in recent years, Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan (above) has said. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There has been an increase in gangland activity of late, especially fatal shootings, but the number of people being murdered is still someway off the (...)

Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman has died, the Courts Service has confirmed. Chief Justice Susan Denham said she “received the ne(...)

 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “From what I know nobody mentioned in the Murphy report was at a meeting with the commission without a legal person being present.”  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Bishops and senior clergy criticised over the handling of abuse allegations need to take personal responsibility for their roles, Archbishop Diarmuid (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: Criticised by leading priest Fr Tony Flannery. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, “vilified” members of the clergy who were criticised by the Commission of Investigation into the handling o(...)

Patrick Anderson McQuaid, Derek Leinster and Noleen Belton, members of the Bethany Survivors Group, at the burial site of children from the Bethany Home in Harold’s Cross, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation would like to hear from anyone who was resident in, or who worked, in any of the 14 homes it is(...)

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