Mother and Baby Homes – records’ accessibility through the lens of Australia’s ‘Find & Connect’

In 2018, Ireland’s Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, announced that a ‘transitional justice’ approach should be developed to examine Ireland’s history of institutional care and to consider the State’s response to that legacy through ‘a truth recovery or truth telling process with victims and survivors at its core’. In reference to the […]

Achievable and effective political reform through public access

Posted on 30 December 2010 The release of the 1980 State papers in the UK and Ireland under the 30 year rule sees the media’s annual review of events past begin to fill column inches and airtime. Post-wikileaks and in post IMF/ECB Ireland, this now seems more like an established pageant with infotainment as a primary output. […]