10 Apr 2015

Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation

A commission of investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and certain related matters was established by order of the Government on 17 February 2015 (S.I No. 57 of 2015)
The Commission is tasked with investigating 14 Mother and Baby Homes located throughout the State, plus a representative sample of County Homes.

The Commission is seeking to appoint:

Archivists and Legal / Historical Researchers

Archivists and Researchers will be employed on fixed-term contracts of up to one year.  A panel will also be formed from those not immediately selected.

To apply or for further information, please contact:
Maeve Doherty
Solicitor to the Commission
73 Lr Baggot Street
Dublin 2

Email:  Tel:  01-6445000

Closing date:  24 April 2015

**If you have already applied to work with the Commission to either the Department of Children and Youth Affairs or the Commission itself, please send in a further application.  All applications will be considered together.

08 Apr 2015

'In an article published on

Dr. Conor Reidy discusses the historical

context of the departure of the final inmates

from St. Patrick's Institution for Young

Offenders in Dublin last week'.

02 Apr 2015

Dr Vincent O’Connell facilitates the  transfer of important archival material from St Joseph’s Industrial School Glin, Co. Limerick.

02 Apr 2015

Dr. Conor Reidy discussed his recently published book Criminal Irish Drunkards on the Tipp Today programme on Tipp FM on Tuesday 31 March. The interview can be heard at about thirty minutes in to the attached podcast:

19 Mar 2015
Congratulations to Professor Anthony McElligott and Professor Bernadette Whelan on their recent election as Members of the Royal Irish Academy. Membership is by invitation and represents recognition of outstanding scholarship.