Anne Ferris criticised the lack of objectivity in the Govt's selection of the 14 individual institutions

Ferris abstains from mother-and-baby vote

28 Jan A Government backbencher has abstained in votes on the draft terms of reference of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Related Matters.

Magdalene women are to get medical services equivalent to those provided to the holders of the unique Health Amendment Act Card

Magdalene women to get special medical card

28 Jan The Government is to give effect to Judge John Quirke's recommendation that the special medical card be awarded to survivors of Magdalene Laundries and similar institutions.