Historical Institutional Child Abuse in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry has reported. The Inquiry, chaired by Sir Anthony Hart, a former Judge of the Northern Ireland High Court, studied allegations of abuse in 22 homes and other residential institutions between 1922 and 1995, the largest number of which related to four homes run by the Roman Catholic Church. A total of 493 applicants engaged with the Inquiry in one way or another. The majority were interviewed in Belfast, but others were seen in the Republic of Ireland, Great Britain and Australia. Continue reading