‘It’s easy to criticise the past and ignore what’s happening today’ – Achonry Bishop

The Bishop of Achonry has criticised the political class for failing to learn from the past and of letting down today’s women and children on the margins of society. Speaking to the Western People one year from his ordination in...

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Council accepts ‘sad and painful truth’ of its role in Tuam Home

Mayo County Council has apologised for its role in the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. Up to 200 babies who died in the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam are documented as being born to mothers from Mayo....

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Some Irish nuns just didn’t have a calling

By Conor McGuire In the wake of the Mother and Baby Homes report’s publication, there was hardly a breath taken...

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