An investigation into institutional child abuse is to begin next Monday in Northern Ireland.

The inquiry will investigate allegations of child abuse in both state and church run institutions.

The Stormont Executive established the inquiry after intense lobbying by survivors and victims of child abuse.

The move comes in the wake of the Ryan Report which uncovered decades of endemic abuse in some religious institutions in the south. 

The work begins next Monday with the launch of a registration scheme for those who want to take part.